Cynthia Kros

Cynthia Kros
University of the Witwatersrand | wits · History Workshop

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Also edited by John Wright, Mbongiseni Buthelezi and Helen Ludlow with a team of contributors writing in their own area of archive and expertise in a range of disciplines - history, archaeology, art history, environmental history and literary studies. The book is intended to introduce readers to the vast terrain of the Archive of the times before t...
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At a time of major transformations in the conditions and self-conceptions of cultural history and ethnological museums worldwide, it has become increasingly important for these museums to engage in cooperative projects. This book brings together insights and analyses of a wide variety of approaches to museum cooperation from different expert perspe...
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At a time of major transformations in the conditions and self-conceptions of cultural history and ethnological museums worldwide, it has become increasingly important for these museums to engage in cooperative projects. This book brings together insights and analyses of a wide variety of approaches to museum cooperation from different expert perspe...
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This article arose out of an exercise designed to consolidate the Market Theatre archive under the auspices of Historical Papers at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). It was called “Acting Up against Apartheid”. In the course of locating and collating documentation related to the Market Theatre in the struggle years, Vanessa Cooke and Caro...
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This paper is part of a collective retrospective convened in 2014 looking back at various disciplines in the Humanities at Wits over the 20 years of democracy. The seeds of the heritage studies programme at Wits were sown in 1990 when it became apparent that the apartheid regime was about to cede to a more democratic regime, creating a new opportun...
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This article discusses the first phase of Babel Re-Play, a collaborative project by academics and artists in South Africa and Switzerland applying principles of art as research and play theory. The interest of the participants, inspired by the larger research initiative Construction Site/Chantier, is in deepening our understandings of the ways mode...
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The title of this article is inspired by Peter Novick's injunction in his The Holocaust and Collective Memory (2001) to allow for encounters with the past in all its ‘messiness’, as a way of helping school learners to develop life-long habits of autonomous thinking, reasoning and working both systematically and imaginatively through evidence that m...
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This article takes its departure point from the fact that the VIADUCT 2015 platform overlapped chronologically with the Rhodes Must Fall campaign at the University of Cape Town (UCT). I ask whether bringing some of the archival theory that was discussed and applied at the platform to bear on an analysis of the campaign against the statue of Rhodes...
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The paper argues that, although the musée du quai Branly in Paris, inaugurated in 2006, may be tainted through the history of its collections as well as the political imperatives that brought it into existence in the Chirac era, it has the potential to make a radical break with its genre history. The paper takes up a metaphor adopted by one of the...
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Abstract This paper uses the way in which the C Major scale is presented in the most recent iteration of the curriculum in Grade 6 to illustrate some of the curriculum’s fundamental limitations and that of the ‘back to basics’ call with which it has been closely associated. The paper subjects aspects of the Creative Arts/Life Orientation and Social...
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L'article aborde un aspect de ce que le sociologue Heribert Adam a appelé de manière mémorable le "narcissisme ethnique," qui, dit-il, a été exploité par l'idéologie de l'apartheid, avec son parti pris évident en faveur du "nationalisme ethnocentrique." L'article débute par l'affirmation que la notion d'identification ethnique comme base de l'ident...
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In this paper, I consider various encounters with metaphors and metaphorical ways of thinking experienced in the course of my recent research endeavours in the field of history and heritage. The implications of Lakoff and Johnson's assertion, made in their 1980 classic Metaphors We Live By, that metaphors have the power to influence the ways in whi...
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This article takes the author's recent experiences of working with Amina Cachalia on her memoirs as a starting point for engaging with the knotty problems of the autobiographical genre, especially in its relationship with more orthodox forms of history writing. An examination of South African women's autobiographies and memoirs suggests the existen...
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This article is a reflection of the trajectory of heritage or public history since the path breaking History Workshop conference titled ‘Myths, Monuments, Museums: New Premises?’ The article briefly revisits some of the arguments made at the 1992 conference, particularly those that related to the fate of heritage representations crafted during apar...
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Why education was the most vital area for the new National Party government to focus on after it came to power in 1948 - how it was supposed to effect the Party's vision of total racial segregation without increasing already simmering political discontent. The book focuses on the chair and principal author of what came to be called the Eiselen Repo...
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Laïcité, a particular product of French history and philosophy, is usually represented as having been formalised in the 1905 law providing for the separation of church and state, that is, the separation of religion from political power. But, the concept of removing religion to the private space as opposed to the public space of politics and the civ...
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This paper attempts to raise questions about the model of multiculturalism that is the ideal in South African state schools, by examining the debates around secularity in the public space that came to a head in France in 2003, which have very different philosophical and historical antecedents from those that inform South African principles. The pap...
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Summary in English. Photocopy. Thesis (M.A.)--University of the Witwatersrand, 1994. Bibliography: leaves 190-205.
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Thesis (PhD)--University of the Witwatersrand, 1996. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 409-431).
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Thesis (B.A.)--University of Witwatersand, 1978. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 74-83). Microfiche. s
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Cover title. Thesis (B.A.)--University of the Witwatersrand, 1978. Includes bibliographical references (p. 74-82).

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Examining epistemologies in music education curricula and their influence on music teaching and learning