Performing South Africa's Truth Commission

Performing South Africa's Truth Commission
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ISBN-13:
9780253221452
Einband:
Paperback
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.12.2009
Seiten:
264
Autor:
Catherine M. Cole
Gewicht:
418 g
Format:
236x159x20 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Inhaltsverzeichnis
Preface and Acknowledgments 1. Spectacles of Legality: Performance, Transitional Justice, and the Law; 2. Justice in Transition: Political Trials, 1956-1964; 3. Witnessing and Interpreting Testimony: Live, Present, Public, and Speaking in Many Tongues; 4. Eyes and Ears of the Nation: Television and the Implicated Witness; 5. Dragons in the Living Room: Truth and Reconciliation in Repertoire, 2006; Epilogue Appendix: Hues of Truth; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index
Beschreibung
South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commissions helped to end apartheid by providing a forum that exposed the nation's gross human rights abuses, provided amnesty and reparations to selected individuals, and eventually promoted national unity and healing. The success or failure of these commissions has been widely debated, but this is the first book to view the truth commission as public ritual and national theater. Catherine M. Cole brings an ethnographer's ear, a stage director's eye, and a historian's judgment to understand the vocabulary and practices of theater that mattered to the South Africans who participated in the reconciliation process. Cole looks closely at the record of the commissions, and sees their tortured expressiveness as a medium for performing evidence and truth to legitimize a new South Africa.
Autor
Catherine M. Cole is Professor in the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She is author of Ghana's Concert Party Theatre (IUP, 2001) and editor (with Takyiwaa Manuh and Stephan F. Miescher) of Africa After Gender? (IUP, 2006).

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