SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 número7 índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Servicios Personalizados



    Links relacionados

    • En proceso de indezaciónCitado por Google
    • En proceso de indezaciónSimilares en Google


    Yesterday and Today

    versión On-line ISSN 2309-9003


    GLANVILL, Siobhan. Analysing the construction of South African youth in historical-related images and texts around the time of 16 June 2011. Yesterday Today [online]. 2012, n.7, pp. 169-184. ISSN 2309-9003.

    This paper aims to investigate how young people in post-apartheid South Africa are being constructed in negative ways in the fight of how we commemorate and teach the Anti-apartheid struggle. Is it possible to teach the stories of the past without burdening this generation with guilt and paralysing the youth in terms of their own struggles? It specifically focus on how the media are currently reconstructing the struggle icons as superhuman, and in so doing, implying that the youth can never live up to the achievements of these heroes. I am interested in how history, as it is taught in our schools can play a role in restoring agency and a healthy respect for the past.

    Palabras llave : Media; Construction of youth; Commemoration; Icons; June 16 2011; History lessons; Youth agency.

            · texto en Inglés     · pdf en Inglés