* Edward LiPuma is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Miami.
Rituals of Solidarity in the New South Africa
Version of Record online: 16 JUN 2011
Journal compilation © 2011 Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism
Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism
Volume 11, Issue 1, pages 1–24, April 2011
How to Cite
LiPuma, E. and Koelble, T. A. (2011), Rituals of Solidarity in the New South Africa. Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, 11: 1–24. doi: 10.1111/j.1754-9469.2011.01099.x
- Issue online: 16 JUN 2011
- Version of Record online: 16 JUN 2011
There is a deep connectivity between the construction of peoplehood and the fabrication of rituals, especially national secular rites of commemoration. The article examines this connection through an analysis of the process of ritualisation in post-apartheid South Africa focusing on Nelson Mandela's incarceration on Robben Island and subsequent efforts to create a memorial to both person and place.