n Journal for Contemporary History - Die strategiese oorweging van realisme, die mimese-effek en habitus by die besinning oor herinneringe en herdenkings

Volume 29, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0258-2422
  • E-ISSN: 2415-0509



Commemoration is presently the order of the day in many facets of the South African society. With a view of gaining meaningful insight into the phenomenon, this study probes the concept of remembrance as a human way of thinking in order to determine to what extent attention can meaningfully be given to commemorations from the perspective of history as a discipline. The focus is especially directed towards a few theoretical underlying principles concerning realism, the memesis effect and Bordieu's habitus concept. Thought is thereafter given to the relevance of these strategic techniques so as to arrive at a more significant and better understanding of commemorative occasions.

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