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Black cultural life in South Africa : reception, apartheid, and ethics

Author: Lily Saint
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2018.
Series: African perspectives (University of Michigan. Press)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Under apartheid, black South Africans experienced severe material and social disadvantages occasioned by the government's policies, and they had limited time for entertainment. Still, they closely engaged with an array of textual and visual cultures in ways that shaped their responses to this period of ethical crisis. Marshaling forms of historical evidence that include passbooks, memoirs, American "B" movies,  Read more...
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Saint, Lily.
Black cultural life in South Africa.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018011120
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lily Saint
ISBN: 9780472124244 0472124242
OCLC Number: 1035769976
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 198 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Ethical theory is postcolonial theory --
Black books, White bodies: reimagining the passcheck --
"Blood and thunder": popular film and Black spectatorship at the midcentury --
Race, reading, and the photocomic --
Writing ethics after apartheid.
Series Title: African perspectives (University of Michigan. Press)
Responsibility: Lily Saint.

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