Settler and Creole Reenactment 2009

Settler and Creole Reenactment 2009

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Explores the uncalculated and incalculable elements in historical re-enactment - unexpected emotions, unplanned developments - and locates them in countries where settlers were trying to establish national identities derived from metropolitan cultures inevitably affected by the land itself and the people who had been there before them.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 19.05mm | 453g
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2009.
  • biography
  • 1349999822
  • 9781349999828

Table of contents

Introduction; J.Lamb PART I: EUROPE Settlers, Workers and Soldiers: The Landscape of Total Mobilization; G.Teyssot Settlers on the Edge, or Sedentary Nomads: Andrei Platonov and Steppe History; D.Landry Creole Europe: The Reflection of a Reflection; C.Pinney PART II: AMERICA Alexander Hamilton and the New Republic's Creole Complex; S.Goudie 'The Shrug of Horror': Creole Performance at King's Bench; J.Epstein Taxonomies of Terror; C.Dayan PART III: AFRICA Voortrekkers of the Cold War: Enacting the South African Past and Present in Mark Behr's The Smell of Apples; M.Popescu History Below the Water Line: The Making of Apartheid's Last Festival; L.Witz Failing with Livingstone: A Voyage of Re-enactment on Lake Nyassa; I.McCalman PART IV: AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND Alcheringa: Invisible Aborigines on TV; C.Healy Colonialism and Re-enactment History: Imagining Belonging in Outback House; C.Elder 'Blacking Up' for the 'Explorers' of 1951; S.Gapps 'The finest race of savages the world has seen' How Empire Turned out Differently in Australia and New Zealand; M.Williams Making History Forwards: The Second Settlement of Aotearoa, New Zealand; S.Turner Re-Enactment and the Natural History of Settlement; A.Calder Bibliography
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About Vanessa Agnew

VANESSA AGNEW Associate Professor, German Department, University of Michigan, USA ALEX CALDER English Department, the University of Auckland, New Zealand COLIN DAYAN Robert Penn Warren Professor of the Humanities, Vanderbilt University, USA CATRIONA ELDER Senior Lecturer, Sociology and Social Policy Department, the University of Sydney, Australia JAMES EPSTEIN Professor in the Department of History, Vanderbilt University, USA STEPHEN GAPPS Consultant Historian and co-director, 'History Events Management Company' HISTORICA SEAN X. GOUDIE Associate Professor of English, Pennsylvania State University, USA CHRIS HEALY Lecturer in Cultural Studies, the University of Melbourne, Australia JONATHAN LAMB Visiting fellow, Kings College, Cambridge, UK and Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities, Vanderbilt University, USA DONNA LANDRY Professor of English and American Literature, the University of Kent, UK IAIN MCCALMAN Research Professor, the University of Sydney, Australia CHRISTOPHER PINNEY Visiting Crowe Professor of Art History, Northwestern University, USA MONICA POPESCU Assistant Professor of English, McGill University, Canada JO SMITH Senior Lecturer in the Media Studies Program, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand GEORGES TEYSSOT Professor, Laval University's School of Architecture, Quebec, Canada STEPHEN TURNER Senior Lecturer, Department of English, the University of Auckland, New Zealand MARK WILLIAMS Department of English, Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand LESLIE WITZ Professor of History, the University of the Western Cape (UWC), South Africa
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