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South Africa In The Global Imaginary

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Author: Leon De Kock
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
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Category : Architecture
Languages : en
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South Africa In The Global Imaginary

by Leon De Kock, South Africa In The Global Imaginary Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download South Africa In The Global Imaginary books, This award-winning collection of essays about culture and identity was written from the perspective of post-apartheid South Africa. Voted best special issue of 2001 by the Council of Editors of Learned Journal.




Predicaments Of Culture In South Africa

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Author: Ashraf Jamal
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
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Size: 47.60 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 171
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Predicaments Of Culture In South Africa

by Ashraf Jamal, Predicaments Of Culture In South Africa Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Predicaments Of Culture In South Africa books, Symptomatic of an emergent shift away from prescriptive and deterministic accounts of change in South Africa, Predicaments of culture in South Africa posits an open-ended and speculative approach to the question and agency of culture. The key question, posed by Justice Albie Sachs of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, 'what does it mean to be a South African?' is shifted from its familiar ontological and epistemological habitat, 'what is identity?', the better to embrace its ethical and political rider, 'what are identities for?', and its more pragmatic possibility, 'what can identities do?' These qualifications - Bhabha's - form the building blocks that skew and enrich existing presumptions about South Africa's history, its present moment and its future. Jamal challenges and qualifies the conflicting and contiguous drives of fatalism, positivism and relativism, which are the dominant claimants upon the South African cultural imaginary. It is this critical non-positionality that forms the distinctive trait of an inquiry which, in eschewing allegiance and closure, opens up the debate about what it means to be South African and the role of culture therein. 'In hindsight, and with the hither side of the future before us', Jamal's driving assumption is that 'world society is advancing towards yet another age of ignorance; an age beyond suspicion and irony, in which thought, whether self-critical or not, is no longer the agent of reason'. Jamal calls for an urgent reappraisal of the absence of love - of lovelessness - which he sees as the infected root of South Africa's inability to create a positively affirmative cultural imaginary.




Power Politics And Identity In South African Media

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Author: Adrian Hadland
Publisher: Human Sciences Research Council
ISBN:
Size: 17.63 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 403
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Power Politics And Identity In South African Media

by Adrian Hadland, Power Politics And Identity In South African Media Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Power Politics And Identity In South African Media books, South Africa offers a rich context for the study of the interrelationship between the media and identity. The essays collected in this book explore the many diverse elements of this interconnection and give fresh focus to topics that scholarship has tended to overlook, such as the pervasive impact of tabloid newspapers. Interrogating contemporary theory, the authors shed new light on how identities are constructed through the media and provide case studies that illustrate the complex process of identity renegotiation taking place currently in post-apartheid South Africa. The contributors include established scholars as well as many new voices. Collectively, they represent some of South Africa's finest media analysts pooling skills to grapple with one of the country's most vexing issues: who are we?




English In Africa

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Category : African literature (English)
Languages : en
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Kronos

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Category : Colored people (South Africa)
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The Global Art World

The Global Art World PDF
Author: Hans Belting
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub
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Size: 22.44 MB
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Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 407
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The Global Art World

by Hans Belting, The Global Art World Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Global Art World books, This is the second publication from the ongoing research series, Global Art and the Museum (GAM), which was initiated in 2001 by German art historian Hans Belting and artist, writer and curator Peter Weibel at the ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany. The last 20 years have seen a rapid globalization of the art world, resulting in geographic decentralization and a shift away from a primarily Western perspective. GAM's aim is to analyze the effect of these changes on the art market, museums and art criticism. This volume comprises a collection of essays by experts--such as Claude Ardouin, Keeper of the African Section of London's British Museum, Koeki Claessens, Director of Central Africa's Royal Museum and Eugene Tan, Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore--who presented at the 2007 conference.