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Singing, Speaking and Writing Politics : South African Political Discourses (Hardcover)
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The discourses of the post-apartheid South Africa embody symbols of change and promises of new lessons in history. This is the first collected volume that brings together analyses of a variety of discourses produced in South Africa through which we follow the evolution of transitional processes in the country’s political institutions and in the opinions of its populace. The book offers to the reader a visit to the Parliament, a peek into the internet forums, analyses of the country's official papers and speeches, and the media accounts. Through all these discourses we see the burning questions - "Who Are We Now?" and "Who Do We Want To Be?" - being repetitively reexamined and identities cross-formed while the country deals with new, post-apartheid challenges, as well as successes. The hope of the authors is that this book will be followed by many more such studies.
Number of Pages: 251
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines
Series Title: Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture
Publisher: John Benjamins Pub Co
Street Date: October 30, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-6128
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