MOURNING BECOMES..., post/memory, commemoration and the concentration camps of the South African war

: Stanley (L.)

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303 pp., map, illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2008.


Using detailed archival evidence, Liz Stanley argues that much of what has traditionally been understood about the concentration camps run by the British during the South African War originates from testimony which was solicited, selected and published by key women activists within Boer proto-nationalist circles, and subsequently reshaped to support the development of a racialised nationalist framework.

Liz Stanley is Professor of Sociology at the University of Edinburgh.