2 vols., 638pp. continuously paginated, 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperbacks, Pietermaritzburg, 2016.
"These volumes track how the domain of the tribal and traditional was marked out and came to be sharply distinguished from modernity, how it was denied a changing history and an archive, and was endowed instead with a timeless culture. These volumes also offer strategies for engaging with the materials differently - from the interventions effected in contemporary artworks to the inserting of nameless, timeless objects of material culture into histories of individualized and politicized experience." from the back cover
Includes contributions from Carolyn Hamilton, Nessa Leibhammer, Nontobeko Ntombela, Sandra Klopper, Hlonipha Mokoena, Anitra Nettleton, Jeff Guy, Norman Etherington, and others.
Carolyn Hamilton holds the National Research Foundation Chair in Archive and Public Culture at the University of Cape Town.
Nessa Leibhammer is a Research Fellow in the Archive and Public Culture Research Initiative at the University of Cape Town.