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Negotiating Identity: Urban Community Mural Art in South Africa

Sabine Marschall


With the emergence of Postmodernism, questions of identity and difference came to the fore and began to emanate a significant influence on cultural productions and their interpretations. At the centre of the debate was the issue of cultural representation - in the media, visual art, history, and literature - and how representation contributes to the expression and the very formation of identity. The latter is particularly important because identity is now understood to be socially constructed rather than naturally given.

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Ijele: Art eJournal of the African World. ISSN: 1530-5686 (online).
Editor: Nkiru Nzegwu; Film Review Editor: Phyllis J. Jackson; Exhibition/Curator & Book Review Editor: Azuka Nzegwu

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