Cultured Violence
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Cultured Violence

Narrative, Social Suffering, and Engendering Human Rights in Contemporary South Africa
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ISBN-13:
9781846318733
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
02.09.2013
Seiten:
192
Autor:
Rosemary Jolly
Gewicht:
304 g
Format:
232x160x11 mm
Serie:
Postcolonialism Across the Disciplines
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

* Genuinely interdisciplinary study examining the impact and repercussions of 'violence' on human rights and culture * Engages with the work of Nobel Award winning Laureate J. M. Coetzee and other key South African writers * Explores narratives in attempt to explain why South Africa has the highest rate of gender based violence in the world
Acknowledgements Introduction: Testifying in and to Cultures of Spectacular Violence 1 'Going to the Dogs': 'Humanity' in J. M. Coetzee's Disgrace, The Lives of Animals and South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission 2 The State of/and Childhood: Engendering Adolescence in Contemporary South Africa 3 Spectral Presences: Women, Stigma, and the Performance of Alienation 4 Men 'Not Feeling Good': The Dilemmas of Hypermasculinity in the Era of HIV/AIDS Conclusion: Constituting Dishonour Bibliography Index
Uses a range of narratives to explore contemporary South African culture and illuminate a cultural `state of the nation' in terms of violence, gender, human rights and democracy.