Staging of Memory: Monuments, Commemoration, and the Demarcation of Portuguese Space in Colonial Angola
JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift)
 
ID 4248882
Author(s) Ball, Jeremy
Author(s) at UniBasel Ball, Jeremy Robert
Year 2018
Year: comment Published online 2017
Title Staging of Memory: Monuments, Commemoration, and the Demarcation of Portuguese Space in Colonial Angola
Journal Journal of Southern African studies
Volume 44
Number 1
Pages / Article-Number 77-96
Keywords colonialism, Angola, politics of memory, monuments, film, international expositions
Abstract This article demonstrates how Portuguese leaders created historical representations celebrating Portuguese settlement as the supposed beginning of Angolan history. Accounts of Angolan history presented to the Angolan public in the 1930s–1950s deliberately represented Africans as heathens to be conquered and converted, with their presence often serving as an exuberant, exotic backdrop to Portuguese dignitaries. This cultural form of imperialism made use of both traditional and newer forms of commemoration to reinforce the image of benevolent colonialism. After Angolan nationalists launched a war for independence in 1961, Portugal’s colonial narrative shifted to emphasise the creation of a multiracial, modernising Angola.
Publisher Routledge
ISSN/ISBN 0305-7070 ; 1465-3893
URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03057070.2018.1403265
edoc-URL https://edoc.unibas.ch/59394/
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Digital Object Identifier DOI 10.1080/03057070.2018.1403265
ISI-Number WOS:000419980100006
Document type (ISI) Article
 
   

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