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Memory, landscape and heritage at Ngquza Hill : an anthropological study

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dc.contributor.advisor Van Vuuren, C. J. Muller, Liana 2009-10-20T07:56:15Z 2009-10-20T07:56:15Z 2009-03
dc.identifier.citation Muller, Liana (2009) Memory, landscape and heritage at Ngquza Hill : an anthropological study, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The main aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between landscape, memory and heritage. It aims to establish that landscape is not only an inseparable part of the intangible process of memory, but also the formation and perpetuation of cultural and individual identity. The composition of heritage, including the sociocultural and biophysical, is therefore a complex result of varying interactions between memory and landscape, as perceived by the living custodians. The intangible values of meaning, memory, lived experience and attachment, in relation to people's connection to locality and landscape, are traced back to the tangible fabric of place. Through means of qualitative and quantitative anthropological fieldwork methods and an extensive literature review, the sociocultural profile of the Mpondo is briefly documented. The subsequent case study explored a site in the Eastern Cape on Ngquza Hill, where the oral traditions and memories connected to the site are mapped. These elements were accessed through employing the theories of mnemotechnics. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (vii, 228 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Mnemotechnics en
dc.subject Memory en
dc.subject Landscape en
dc.subject Mpondo
dc.subject Ngquza
dc.subject.ddc 304.20968758
dc.subject.lcc Pondoland (South Africa) -- History
dc.subject.lcc Pondoland (South Africa) -- Politics and government
dc.subject.lcsh Human ecology -- South Africa -- Pondoland
dc.subject.lcsh Social ecology -- South Africa -- Pondoland
dc.subject.lcsh Ethnology -- Fieldwork -- South Africa -- Pondoland
dc.subject.lcsh Anthropology -- South Africa -- Pondoland -- Methodology
dc.subject.lcsh Oral history -- South Africa -- Pondoland
dc.subject.lcsh Cultural property -- South Africa -- Pondoland
dc.subject.lcsh Mnemonics
dc.subject.lcsh Memory -- Social aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Social psychology -- South Africa --Pondoland --Methodology
dc.subject.lcsh Pondo (African people) -- Social life and customs -- South Africa -- Pondoland
dc.subject.lcsh Pondo (African people) -- History --South Africa -- Pondoland
dc.title Memory, landscape and heritage at Ngquza Hill : an anthropological study en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Anthropology and Archaeology M.A. (Anthropology)

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