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Understanding culture and rights in South Africa today: moving beyond racial hegemony in national identity

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dc.date.accessioned 2005-11-21 en
dc.date.accessioned 2021-03-01T16:19:42Z
dc.date.available 2021-03-01T16:19:42Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/7088
dc.description Paper presented at the conference, Political Culture in New South Africa, St. Augustine's College of South Africa and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, 7 September en
dc.description.abstract What this document is concerned with therefore, is national identity, which its author proclaims to be the central political question of our time. The document then goes on to argue, however, that the National Question in South Africa is principally about liberation of the African people. What it is not about is the rights of minorities or ethnically motivated grievances. At its most basic level, this document therefore conflates race with culture, and foregrounds the interests of the demographic majority. The paper outlines some of the legal instruments and theoretical concepts underlying the notion of the communal rights of cultural, religious and linguistic communities in South Africa, and situates them within the global debate on multiculturalism and conflicts of rights. It then seeks to identify some of the possible areas of conflict related to these rights, and to question whether our response to them, to date, has been adequate. en
dc.format.medium Intranet en
dc.subject CULTURAL DIVERSITY en
dc.subject CULTURE en
dc.subject POST APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA en
dc.subject HUMAN RIGHTS en
dc.title Understanding culture and rights in South Africa today: moving beyond racial hegemony in national identity en
dc.type Conference or seminar papers en
dc.BudgetYear 2005/06 en
dc.ResearchGroup Democracy and Governance en
dc.ArchiveNumber 3515 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=1007 en
dc.outputnumber 2069 en
dc.bibliographictitle Bentley, K.A. (2005) Understanding culture and rights in South Africa today: moving beyond racial hegemony in national identity. (Paper presented at the conference, Political Culture in New South Africa, St. Augustines College of South Africa and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, 7 September). http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/7088 en
dc.publicationyear 2005 en
dc.contributor.author1 Bentley, K.A. en


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