Oral History, Community, and Displacement

Imagining Memories in Post-Apartheid South Africa

  • Authors
  • Sean Field

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Oral History book series (PSOH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Sean Field
      Pages 1-16
  3. Communities and Identities under Apartheid

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-22
    2. Sean Field
      Pages 37-51
    3. Sean Field
      Pages 69-79
  4. Post-Apartheid Imaginings, Sites, and Places

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-85
    2. Sean Field
      Pages 87-100
    3. Sean Field
      Pages 101-116
    4. Sean Field
      Pages 133-145
  5. Conclusions without Closure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-152
    2. Sean Field
      Pages 153-164
    3. Sean Field
      Pages 165-177
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 179-221

About this book


This book uses oral history methodology to record stories of people who experienced the brunt of racist forced removals in the city of Cape Town, South Africa. Through life stories and community case studies, it traces the human impact of this disruptive, often violent feature of apartheid's social engineering.


Africa Case Studies emotion experience history history of literature identity interpret memory methodology

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