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ERIC Number: EJ821234
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
Lost Horizons: The Humanities in South Africa (Part 1)
Vale, Peter
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v7 n2 p117-129 2008
Politics chartered the development of the Humanities in South Africa. Under the apartheid system three separate traditions--English-speaking, Afrikaner and Homeland--co-existed, albeit uneasily, in separate institutional forms. As apartheid crumbled in the 1980s, the Humanities, by drawing the three traditions together, established a growing voice in what would follow its demise. But the Humanities were blind-sided by the rise and power of neo-liberal globalization which now commands the discourse on public policy in the "New" South Africa. The "New" South Africa is different from what was once imagined, and Humanities are on the back foot.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa