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Race, Memory and the Apartheid Archive

Towards a Transformative Psychosocial Praxis

  • Garth Stevens
  • Norman Duncan
  • Derek Hook

Part of the Studies in the Psychosocial book series (STIP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. The Apartheid Archive Project, the Psychosocial and Political Praxis

    1. Garth Stevens, Norman Duncan, Derek Hook
      Pages 1-18
  3. Theorising the Archive

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-24
    2. Garth Stevens, Norman Duncan, Christopher C. Sonn
      Pages 25-44
    3. Carol Long
      Pages 61-82
  4. Whiteness, Blackness and the Diasporic Other

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-89
    2. Gillian Straker
      Pages 91-108
    3. Kopano Ratele, Leswin Laubscher
      Pages 109-127
  5. Race, Gender and Sexuality in the Archive

  6. Method in the Archive

About this book


Race, Memory and the Apartheid Archive: Towards a Transformative Psychosocial Praxis draws on a psychosocial approach that is uniquely suited to the socio-historical and psychical analysis of racism. The book relies mainly on the memories, stories and narratives of ordinary people living in apartheid South Africa.


Apartheid Archive South Africa Psychosocial Memory Narrative Storytelling Praxis Racism Race Gender Sexuality Whiteness Blackness Diaspora Psychoanalysis Discourse Decolonisation Liberation Africa decolonisation decolonization gender methodology psychoanalysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Garth Stevens
    • 1
  • Norman Duncan
    • 2
  • Derek Hook
    • 3
  1. 1.University of the WitwatersrandSouth Africa
  2. 2.University of PretoriaSouth Africa
  3. 3.BirkbeckUniversity of LondonUK

About the editors

Brett Bowman, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa Carol Long, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa Christopher C. Sonn, Victoria University, Australia David Pavón-Cuéllar, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Mexico Gill Eagle is Professor, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa Gill Straker, University of Sydney, Australia Ian Parker, Discourse Unit ( Kopano Ratele, the University of South Africa (UNISA) LaKeasha Sullivan, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa Leswin Laubscher, Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, USA Tamara Shefer, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Bibliographic information


'This book is a treasure and a burden, insisting that we remember and re-view, re-engage and reflect on the cost of ignorance, breaking the silence, and being in conversation with how our past influences the present. This volume insists that we integrate memory, pain and the unspoken into our vision for social justice.' - Psychology in Society