Book presentation - BARBARA HENKES, Negotiating Racial Politics in the Family (2020)
|When:||We 02-12-2020 16:00 - 17:30|
|Where:||Collaboratory A & online|
Barbara Henkes, Negotiating Racial Politics in the Family: Transnational Histories Touched by National Socialism and Apartheid (2020)
Barbara Henkes investigates the negotiations between various responsibilities and loyalties towards family, nation, and other obligations to-wards society and humanity when historical subjects become part of racist political regimes. By focussing on the life stories of pre-war German migrants in the Netherlands and post-war Dutch migrants in South Africa Henkes explores under what circumstances memories of National Socialism in Europe touch up-on the experiences of Apartheid in South Africa and the Netherland. The narratives of these transnational agents and their relatives provide a lens through which changing constructions of national identities, and the acceptance or rejection of a nationalist policy on racial grounds, can be observed in everyday practice.
To attend in person, please send an email to history rug.nl with the subject "book presentation". Collaboratory A is located in the Harmonie building.
There is also a livestream, which requires no registration. Simply follow the link: livestream.
The e-book is available in the UG University Library and other university libraries.