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Hostels, homes, musem : memorialising migrant labour pasts in Lwandle, South Africa

Author: Noëleen Murray; Leslie Witz
Publisher: Claremont : UCT Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book tracks moments in the making and remaking of a museum in Lwandle, some 40 kilometers from Cape Town. In 1998 this space of seeming anonymity, which was established in the 1950s under apartheid as a & ldquo;native location & rdquo; for the purposes of housing temporary migrant labor, surprisingly because the site for the first township museum in the Western Cape province. The authors explore the making of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Murray, Noëleen.
Hostels, homes, musem
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Noëleen Murray; Leslie Witz
ISBN: 9781775821991 1775821994
OCLC Number: 882574096
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Responsibility: by Noëleen Murray and Leslie Witz.

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This book tracks moments in the making and remaking of a museum in Lwandle, some 40 kilometers from Cape Town. In 1998 this space of seeming anonymity, which was established in the 1950s under apartheid as a & ldquo;native location & rdquo; for the purposes of housing temporary migrant labor, surprisingly because the site for the first township museum in the Western Cape province. The authors explore the making of this museum, the creation of community histories through the oral and the visual, and a major project to rehabilitate a migrant labor hostel. It is a story of Lwandle and a museum, which is fixed and temporary, planned and providential, seen and unseen, settled and unsettled.

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