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The Art of the South African Insult By Sarah Britten

The Art of the South African Insult

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Exploring South African humour, this book argues that national identity emanates from what we are most embarrassed about - not from conventional sources of national pride.

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The Art of the South African Insult by Sarah Britten

Michael Herzfeld has argued in his study of Greek villagers that national identity emanates from what we are most embarrassed about - not from conventional sources of national pride. This is the first time that South African humour has been explored in this way. This book incorporates a wide range of opinion, from comedians, literary heavyweights, serious political commentators, satirists, sports writers to the kind of people generally not taken seriously, like the ANC Youth League and You readers. South Africans of all people need a good laugh. It is healthy both psychologically and physiologically to laugh at ourselves. At its core, this book is about democracy, or the democratic spirit - because one of the truest tests of democracy is the tolerance of invective and nastiness. So, while the book sets out to entertain, there is also a serious intent.

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GOR002332811
The Art of the South African Insult by Sarah Britten
Sarah Britten
Used - Very Good
Paperback
30 Degrees South Publishers
2006-11-30
320
192014305X
9781920143053
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