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Ubuntu Strategies

Constructing Spaces of Belonging in Contemporary South African Culture

Authors: Stuit, Hanneke

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Hanneke Stuit delves into Ubuntu's relevance both in South Africa and in Western contexts, analyzing the political and ethical ramifications of the term's uses in different media including literature, cartoons, journalistic fiction, commercials, commodities, photography, and political manifestos in contemporary South African culture.

About the authors

Hanneke Stuit is Assistant Professor of Literary and Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Researcher at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA). 

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“This is a brilliant testimony to the fact that Ubuntu discourse is finally emerging from the long, dark and, often, sentimental discourse of African nationalism. Drawing on a wide range of cultural strategies in contemporary South Africa including novels, photography, poetry, and advertising, this original, unconventional and erudite, not to mention beautifully written, analysis will no doubt be welcomed by scholars who work in African and continental philosophy, LGBTI studies, literature and culture studies.” (Dr. Leonhard Praeg, author of “A Report on Ubuntu”)

“Hanneke Stuit conducts an innovative and conceptually bracing analysis of Ubuntu by way of detailed attention to diverse materializations of the South African politico-cultural scene. In her close readings of literary texts, cartoons, commercials, photographs, fashion accessories—and testimonies from the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission—Stuit offers an inventive and thought-provoking contribution to theories and philosophies emerging from a South Africa in political transition.” (Prof. dr. Carrol Clarkson, author of “Countervoices and Drawing the Line”)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: Ubuntu1 Unchained—A Travelling Concept

    Stuit, Hanneke

    Pages 1-38

  • Ubuntu and Common Humanity in the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission

    Stuit, Hanneke

    Pages 39-82

  • Ubuntu in Transit: From Divisive Pasts to Open Futures

    Stuit, Hanneke

    Pages 83-123

  • Facing Others: Towards an Ethics of Ubuntu

    Stuit, Hanneke

    Pages 125-166

  • “The Ubuntu Strategy”: Commodification and the Affective Politics of Ubuntu

    Stuit, Hanneke

    Pages 167-211

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-58009-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-58639-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ubuntu Strategies
Book Subtitle
Constructing Spaces of Belonging in Contemporary South African Culture
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-58009-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-58009-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-58639-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 240
Number of Illustrations
16 illustrations in colour
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