Democracy at Home in South Africa

Family Fictions and Transitional Culture

  • Authors
  • Kerry Bystrom

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Kerry Bystrom
    Pages 1-21
  3. Kerry Bystrom
    Pages 23-52
  4. Kerry Bystrom
    Pages 87-118
  5. Kerry Bystrom
    Pages 119-152
  6. Kerry Bystrom
    Pages 153-160
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 161-205

About this book


Focusing on aesthetic figuration diverse home spaces, modes of domestic life, and family histories, this book argues that depicting democracy as it unfolds literally at home presents a compelling portrait of the intimate and everyday aspects of change that can be overlooked by a focus on structural concerns in South Africa.


South Africa home family democracy democratic transitions memory affect theory literature performance visual culture domestic work genealogy queer kinship xenophobia Africa culture

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