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ERIC Number: EJ1088050
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
Hope as a Political Category
Kentridge, William
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v15 n1 p11-14 Feb 2016
This is a lightly edited text of an address given to the graduating class of the University of Cape Town in December 2014. The author points out that the studio has made him. It is, however, "a place where the world is taken apart and re-arranged" and "where peripheral thinking is demanded". Like the studio, contemporary South Africa is a place of contradictions where instability and provisionality are the order of the day, and where a happy ending is not assured. A degree in the Humanities is a "blessing" because it enables a graduate to appreciate that contradictions (and viewing the life from the edge) are the only (real) ways to understand life and the country.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa