The road to Mamre : migration, memory and the meaning of community c1900-1992

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Worden, Nigel en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Ward, Kerry en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-20T11:18:30Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-20T11:18:30Z
dc.date.issued 1992 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Ward, K. 1992. The road to Mamre : migration, memory and the meaning of community c1900-1992. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19006
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This thesis breaks new ground in oral history methodology in South African historiography. It applies an approach to research which evolved from participation in the Masters Students Programme of Community Education Resources at the University of Cape Town. The thesis investigates the process of historical research in Mamre, a mission village fifty kilometres north-west from Cape Town. CER's research methodology provided the basis of interaction between myself as an academic historian and members of the Mamre community interested in researching their own history. Through my participation as facilitator, sharing skills of oral history methodology and resource production, members of the Mamre History Project were able to research and present a new vision of Mamre's history to the community. This thesis documents the process of this interaction and interrogates the meaning of history in the Mamre community. It focuses on the experience of migration in the first half of the twentieth century based on oral testimony from life history interviews of Mamriers born in this era. It also probes how community identity in Mamre is forged over time, and transcends spatial boundaries. Mamriers' community identity incorporates both city and countryside because the common experience of migration to Cape Town began last century and the networks between the two milieux still persist. The study also raises issues of memory and nostalgia in the creation of both individual and collective identity. The aim of this thesis is to discover new ways of making history in the academy and in the community; and to break down barriers between the two audiences. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Historical Studies en_ZA
dc.subject.other Oral History en_ZA
dc.title The road to Mamre : migration, memory and the meaning of community c1900-1992 en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Historical Studies en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Ward, K. (1992). <i>The road to Mamre : migration, memory and the meaning of community c1900-1992</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Historical Studies. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19006 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Ward, Kerry. <i>"The road to Mamre : migration, memory and the meaning of community c1900-1992."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Historical Studies, 1992. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19006 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Ward K. The road to Mamre : migration, memory and the meaning of community c1900-1992. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Historical Studies, 1992 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19006 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Ward, Kerry AB - This thesis breaks new ground in oral history methodology in South African historiography. It applies an approach to research which evolved from participation in the Masters Students Programme of Community Education Resources at the University of Cape Town. The thesis investigates the process of historical research in Mamre, a mission village fifty kilometres north-west from Cape Town. CER's research methodology provided the basis of interaction between myself as an academic historian and members of the Mamre community interested in researching their own history. Through my participation as facilitator, sharing skills of oral history methodology and resource production, members of the Mamre History Project were able to research and present a new vision of Mamre's history to the community. This thesis documents the process of this interaction and interrogates the meaning of history in the Mamre community. It focuses on the experience of migration in the first half of the twentieth century based on oral testimony from life history interviews of Mamriers born in this era. It also probes how community identity in Mamre is forged over time, and transcends spatial boundaries. Mamriers' community identity incorporates both city and countryside because the common experience of migration to Cape Town began last century and the networks between the two milieux still persist. The study also raises issues of memory and nostalgia in the creation of both individual and collective identity. The aim of this thesis is to discover new ways of making history in the academy and in the community; and to break down barriers between the two audiences. DA - 1992 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1992 T1 - The road to Mamre : migration, memory and the meaning of community c1900-1992 TI - The road to Mamre : migration, memory and the meaning of community c1900-1992 UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19006 ER - en_ZA


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