Settler and Creole Reenactment

Hardcover | January 15, 2010

EditorJonathan Lamb, Vanessa Agnew

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Explores the uncalculated and incalculable elements in historical re-enactment - unexpected emotions, unplanned developments - and locates them in countries where settlers were trying to establish national identities derived from metropolitan cultures inevitably affected by the land itself and the people who had been there before them.

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Explores the uncalculated and incalculable elements in historical re-enactment - unexpected emotions, unplanned developments - and locates them in countries where settlers were trying to establish national identities derived from metropolitan cultures inevitably affected by the land itself and the people who had been there before them.

VANESSA AGNEW is Associate Professor in the German Department, University of Michigan, USA where she researches and teaches on the cultural history of eighteenth-century music, travel, and historical reenactment. She is the author of Enlightenment Orpheus: The Power of Music in Other Worlds and Georg Forsters Voyage Round the World, a...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.81 inPublished:January 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230576060

ISBN - 13:9780230576063

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Introduction--J.Lamb * PART I: EUROPE * Settlers, Workers and Soldiers: The Landscape of Total Mobilization--G.Teyssot * Settlers on the Edge, or Sedentary Nomads: Andrei Platonov and Steppe History--D.Landry *  Creole Europe: The Reflection Of A Reflection--C.Pinney * PART II: AMERICA * Alexander Hamilton and the New Republics Creole Complex--S.Goudie * The Shrug of Horror: Creole Performance at Kings Bench; J.Epstein * Taxonomies of Terror--C.Dayan *
PART III: AFRICA * Voortrekkers of the Cold War: Enacting the South African Past and Present in Mark Behrs The Smell of Apples--M.Popescu * History Below the Water Line: The Making of Apartheids Last Festival--L.Witz * Failing with Livingstone: A Voyage of Re-enactment on Lake Nyassa--I.McCalman * PART IV: AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND * Alcheringa: Invisible Aborigines on TV--C.Healy * Colonialism and Re-enactment History: Imagining Belonging in Outback House--C.Elder * Blacking Up for the Explorers of 1951--S.Gapps * The finest race of savages the world has seen How Empire Turned out Differently in Australia and New Zealand--M.Williams * Making History Forwards: The Second Settlement of Aotearoa, New Zealand--S.Turner * Re-Enactment and the Natural History of Settlement--A.Calder * Bibliography