Tracing slavery : the politics of Atlantic memory in the Netherlands / Markus Balkenhol.

Author
Balkenhol, Markus [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • New York : Berghahn, 2021.
  • ©2021
Description
x, 204 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

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"Looking at the ways in which the memory of slavery affects present-day relations in Amsterdam, this ethnographic account reveals a paradox: while there is growing official attention to the country's slavery past (monuments, festivals, ritual occasions), many interlocutors showed little interest in the topic. Developing the notion of "trace" as a seminal notion to explore this paradox, this book follows the issue of slavery in everyday realities and offers a fine-grained ethnography of how people refer to this past - often in almost unconscious ways - and weave it into their perceptions of present-day issues"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • Introduction
  • The politics of autochthony
  • Negotiating colonial geographies
  • Practices of diaspora
  • Kaskawina : politics of a lower frequency
  • Doing cultural heritage : race, gender and the politics of authentication
  • Conclusion.
ISBN
  • 9781800731608 ((hardcover))
  • 1800731604 ((hardcover))
LCCN
2021005946
OCLC
1228006499
Other standard number
  • 40030730307
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