Post-Apartheid Criticism

Perceptions of Whiteness, Homosexuality, and Democracy in South Africa

South Africa's post-apartheid narrative is one of democracy and equality – but its flaws run deep, argues Ives S. Loukson. Disclosing prejudices about whiteness, homosexuality and democracy in the »staged society«, he claims the concept of relation as an adequate framework for the embodiment of »profane democracy« understood in Agambian terms. Its fluidity is equated to openness and transparency that are relevant dimensions for profane democracy. A demonstration of literary criticism practiced as a fecund interdisciplinary activity, Loukson's study lays the foundation for post-apartheid criticism different from post-colonial criticism.

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3 November 2020, 282 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8394-4919-6
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Author(s)
Ives S. Loukson
Book title
Post-Apartheid Criticism Perceptions of Whiteness, Homosexuality, and Democracy in South Africa
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
282
ISBN
978-3-8394-4919-6
DOI
10.14361/9783839449196
Commodity Group
1562
BIC-Code
DSB HBTR
BISAC-Code
LIT000000 LIT004120 POL045000
THEMA-Code
DSB NHTR
Release date
3 November 2020
Topics
Geschlecht, Literatur, Rassismus
Readership
History, Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology, Aesthetics, Literary Studies, Politics, Economics
Keywords/Tags
South Africa, Democracy, Homosexuality, Hegemony, Post-Apartheid Narrative, Perceptions, Literature, Racism, Gender, General Literature Studies, British Studies, Postcolonialism, Queer Theory, Literary Studies

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