Fighting over the Archive Politics and Practice of the Art World in Angola

If the ambivalent figure of the nation is a problem of its transitional history, its conceptual indeterminacy, its wavering between vocabularies, then what effect does it have in narratives and discourses that signify a sense of ‘nationness’: the pleasures of the heart, the terror of the space or ra...

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Published in: Kronos (Bellville, South Africa) no. 45; pp. 65 - 80
Main Author: SUZANA SOUSA
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Published: University of Western Cape 01-01-2019
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Summary: If the ambivalent figure of the nation is a problem of its transitional history, its conceptual indeterminacy, its wavering between vocabularies, then what effect does it have in narratives and discourses that signify a sense of ‘nationness’: the pleasures of the heart, the terror of the space or race of the Other; the comfort of social belonging, the hidden injuries of class; the customs of taste, the powers of political affiliation; the sense of social order, the sensibility of sexuality; the blindness of bureaucracy, the strait insight of institutions; the quality of justice, the common sense of injustice; the of the law and the of the people.
ISSN: 0259-0190
2309-9585