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Title:Shifting selves: post-apartheid essays on mass media, culture & identity
Editors:Wasserman, HermanISNI
Jacobs, SeanISNI
Series:Social identities South Africa
City of publisher:Cape Town
Publisher:Kwela Books
Geographic term:South Africa
mass communication
Abstract:This collective volume theorizes the processes of mediated change in postapartheid South Africa. It investigates the emergence of new identities, renegotiations of cultural boundaries and the manifestation of hybridity in a variety of forms, thereby seeing social and political change as mediated by media in a broad sense, including the mass media, art and cultural expression. But this mediation takes place within a complex and ever-changing set of power relations, both global and local. While the mediation is subject to the constraints imposed by past legacies, it also creates the possibility for agents to overturn them. This process is played out on a variety of fronts, ranging from the mass media and new media to mainstream art forms such as theatre or the urban aesthetics of graffiti art, poetry, intellectual property, and hip-hop, kwaito, television drama, or the claiming of the airwaves by refugees. Contributions by Gabeba Baderoon, Farzanah Badsha, Keith Bain, Jane Battersby, Marthinus Beukes, Gibson Boloka, Sean Jacobs, Julian Jonker, Patrice Kabeya-Mwepu, Stephanie Marlin-Curiel, Phaswane Mpe, Lene Řverland, Suren Pillay, René Smith, Melissa Steyn, and Herman Wasserman. [ASC Leiden abstract]