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Drawing the Line: Toward an Aesthetics of Transitional Justice

Carrol Clarkson

Abstract

Drawing the Line examines the ways in which cultural, political, and legal lines are imagined, drawn, crossed, erased, and redrawn in post-apartheid South Africa— through literary texts, artworks, and other forms of cultural production. Under the rubric of a philosophy of the limit, and with reference to a range of signifying acts and events, this book asks what it takes to recalibrate a socio-political scene, shifting perceptions of what counts and what matters, of what can be seen and heard, of what can be valued or regarded as meaningful. The book thus argues for an aesthetics of transition ... More

Keywords: Transitional justice, South Africa, Aesthetics, Critical theory, Politics, Literature, Art

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780823254156
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823254156.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carrol Clarkson, author
University of Cape Town