Post-Apartheid Criticism

Perceptions of Whiteness, Homosexuality, and Democracy in South Africa

Ives S. Loukson

Transcript-Verlag

Post-Apartheid Criticism

Pub Date: May 2020

ISBN: 9783837649192

300 Pages

Format: Paperback

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Post-Apartheid Criticism

Perceptions of Whiteness, Homosexuality, and Democracy in South Africa

Ives S. Loukson

Transcript-Verlag

South Africa’s post-apartheid narrative is one of democracy and equality—but its flaws run deep, argues Ives S. Loukson. Disclosing prejudices about whiteness, homosexuality, and democracy in the staged society, he claims the concept of relation as an adequate framework for the embodiment of “profane democracy” understood in Agambian terms. Its fluidity is equated to openness and transparency that are relevant dimensions for profane democracy. A demonstration of literary criticism practiced as a fecund interdisciplinary activity, Loukson’s study lays the foundation for post-apartheid criticism different from postcolonial criticism.

About the Author

Ives S. Loukson (PhD) was born in 1981. He holds degrees from the Universities of Yaoundé 1/Cameroon and Bayreuth/Germany. His research interests include cultural studies, postcolonial studies, Francophone and Anglophone literary studies, creative writing, and German as foreign language.