The Resource Managing vulnerability : South Africa's struggle for a democratic rhetoric, Richard C. Marback, (electronic book)

Managing vulnerability : South Africa's struggle for a democratic rhetoric, Richard C. Marback, (electronic book)

Label
Managing vulnerability : South Africa's struggle for a democratic rhetoric
Title
Managing vulnerability
Title remainder
South Africa's struggle for a democratic rhetoric
Statement of responsibility
Richard C. Marback
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Managing Vulnerability, Richard C. Marback analyzes the tension surrounding the transition from apartheid to democracy in South Africa through a rhetorical lens. Marback studies the heart of South Africa's desire for reconciliation and contends that this goal could be achieved only through the creation of a language of vulnerability in which former enemies become open to the influence of each other, to the constraints of their respective circumstances, and to the prospects of a shared future. Through a series of informative case studies, Marback illustrates how the cultivation of openness and the management of vulnerability take shape through the circulation of artifacts, symbols, and texts that give empowering expression to virtues of connectedness over the temptations of individual autonomy. Marback discusses the construction and impact of the narrative tours of Robben Island, the silencing of Robert Sobukwe, the debates over a proposed Freedom Monument, a brief gesture of ubuntu from Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela to Eugene de Kock, and the transformation of the title character in the film adaptation of the 1980 novel Tsotsi. Ultimately, Marback contends, finding a means to manage vulnerability is both the immediate success of and the ongoing challenge to South African democracy and is indicative of the nature of rhetoric in democracies in general and in contemporary civic life
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marback, Richard
Dewey number
808.50968
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
JA85.2.S63
LC item number
M37 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in rhetoric/communication
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rhetoric
  • Expression
  • Democratization
  • Reconciliation
  • Post-apartheid era
  • Sobukwe, Robert Mangaliso
  • Mandela, Nelson
  • Sobukwe, Robert Mangaliso
  • Mandela, Nelson
Label
Managing vulnerability : South Africa's struggle for a democratic rhetoric, Richard C. Marback, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10603211
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 142 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Managing vulnerability : South Africa's struggle for a democratic rhetoric, Richard C. Marback, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10603211
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 142 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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