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Spearheading Debate: Culture Wars & Uneasy Truces by Steven C Dubin[PDF]

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Title: Spearheading Debate: Culture Wars & Uneasy Truces
Language: English
Year: 2013
Author(s): Steven C Dubin
Publisher: Jacana Media
Identifier: 1431407372,9781431407378
Format: pdf
Filesize: 5.3M
Pages: 346


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As South Africa’s democracy matures, this book raises pertinent questions: How does the state mediate between traditional tribal authority and constitutional law in matters such as initiation customs or the rights of women, children, and homosexuals? 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? and What 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 extended to new territory in this study, demonstrating its cross-cultural applicability and parsing critical debates within this vibrant society in formation.

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