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Jayme R. Reaves and David Tombs

involving torture, such as crucifixion, offers a dramatic spectacle which communicates this political message in an especially graphic way. Public torture and execution goes beyond the immediate victim to serve a wider political purpose. Second, torture reports reveal the high frequency of sexual violence

Robert Vosloo

follows on the hearing: ‘It reminded me too much of Mao’s China. Recantation, self-criticism, public apology. I’m old-fashioned, I would prefer to simply to be put against a wall and shot. Have done with it . . . These are puritanical times. Private lives are public business . . . They want a spectacle

Staging the Resurrection

The Public Theology of Dutch Production and Broadcasting Companies

Mirella Klomp

of the spectacle in order to examine a particular theological theme and the manner in which it is staged. I will do so, making use of ritual ethnography, first and foremost focusing on elements such as location and lyrics. The physical ways of staging as well as the songs put in the mouth of the

Reconciliation in the Public Domain

The South African Case

Eddy Van der Borght

spectacle. 33 Moosa compares it to the way redemption is embodied in the Eucharist: The performance of the trc event resonates as a redemption of the sins of apartheid. The suffering and oppression experienced by the disenfranchised was dramatised or performed twice in the lives of many people

Erik W. Dailey

between stronger and weaker opponents. This, Gumbrecht points out, could “transfigure the defeated gladiator into the true hero of the spectacle—not a hero as demigod but a hero as icon for the psychic strength required to brave human frailty”. 61 The Christian then must also stare at death and know that

From Esther to Kwezi

Sexual Violence in South Africa after Twenty Years of Democracy

L. Juliana Claassens and Amanda Gouws

of his daughter’s. The trial took on the proportions of what Michel Foucault would have called ‘a spectacle’. 35 Men and women supporters of Zuma wearing T-shirts with the slogan ‘100% Zulu boy’ on it gathered in crowds at the courthouse. Burning the picture of the alleged victim, they chanted

Heather Thomson

deserve to be locked up and the key thrown away. He further notes the expansion of the number of crimes that can bring the death penalty, and the spectacle, in that largely Christian country, where ‘advocates of capital punishment gather out- side the prisons to celebrate with parades, fl ags, banners

Melissa Raphael

, congeals or flattens reality and time, making representation an ethical dead-end that stifles responsibility to the face or presence of the other. 39 The self should not be offered as a spectacle to the world. For Levinas the other is not that which stands over and against the self, threatening to control

A Need for ‘Truth’

Amnesty and the Origins and Consequences of the trc Process

André du Toit

measures employed to counter some popular insurgency or security threat. However, with the Harms Commission this legalistic facade finally began to come apart in public. The proceedings of the Harms Commission offered the extraordinary spectacle of an official commission of inquiry and its presiding