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Spearheading Debate: Culture Wars & Uneasy Truces

Spearheading Debate: Culture Wars & Uneasy Truces

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Spearheading Debate: Culture Wars & Uneasy Truces

As South Africa's democracy matures, this bookraisespertinentquestions:
How does the state mediate between traditional tribal authority and constitutional law in matters such as initiation customs or the rights of women, children, andhomosexuals?What are the limitations on artistic freedom in a society where sensitivities over colonial- and apartheid-era representations are acute?How does race open up discussions or close down dialogue?andWhat are the parameters of freedom of speech when minorities fear that hateful language may trigger actual violence against them?Examining disputes over South African art, music, media, editorial cartoons, history, public memory, and a variety of social practices, the culture wars' perspective is extendedto new territory in this study, demonstrating its cross-cultural applicability and parsing critical debates within this vibrant society in formation.

Author Steven C. Dubin
ISBN 1431407372, 9781431407378
Format Paperback
Pages 329p.

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