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Cultured Violence: Narrative, Social Suffering, and Engendering Human Rights in Contemporary South Africa

Rosemary Jolly

Abstract

This book explores contemporary South African culture as a test case for the achievement of democracy by constitutional means in the wake of prolonged and violent conflict, and addresses ethical issues normally approached from within the discourses of law, the social sciences, and health sciences, through narrative analysis. It draws from and juxtaposes narratives of profoundly different kinds to make its point: fictional narratives, such as the work of Nobel laureate J. M. Coetzee; public testimony, such as that of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and Jacob Zuma's (the former Deputy P ... More

Keywords: culture, democracy, violence, fictional narratives, human rights, J. M. Coetzee, HIV/AIDS epidemic, Jacob Zuma, non-human animals, South Africa

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781846312137
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846315244

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rosemary Jolly, author