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Title:Holding Mirrors Out of Windows: A Labour Bulletin, a Feminist Agenda, and the Creation of a Global Solidarity Culture in the New South Africa
Author:Waterman, PeterISNI
Year:1995
Issue:188
Pages:67
Language:English
Series:Working papers, General series (ISSN 0921-0210)
City of publisher:The Hague
Publisher:Institute of Social Studies
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:press
globalization
trade unions
women
Labor and Employment
External link:https://hdl.handle.net/1765/18891
Abstract:This paper examines the contribution of two South African journals - one labour/socialist, the other women's/feminist - to the creation of a global solidarity culture in the new South Africa. It starts with a definition of the concept of global solidarity culture and a background sketch of the alternative media in South Africa. Focusing on approach and style, the paper then analyses the foreign/international coverage in the two journals, viz. the 'South African Labour Bulletin' (SALB) and 'Agenda'. It shows that SALB has a persistently high interest in foreign/international matters and that, although the orientation of the SALB editors and writers has been a democratic-socialist internationalism, the journal has provided some kind of platform for different approaches. The same may be true for the style of the SALB, in spite of the fact that it could be argued that the Bulletin exemplifies the critical/self-reflexive mode. Agenda also has a high proportion of foreign/international coverage. Its approach can be defined as populist internationalism. It also provides a platform for different styles, but the agitational/mobilizational voice is more common.
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