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Wanneer klop jy jou pyp op jou velskoen uit? Oor stories en kultuurkritiek

Ernst Wolff
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 56, No 4 | a1813 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v56i4.1813 | © 2000 Ernst Wolff | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 14 December 2000 | Published: 14 December 2000

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Ernst Wolff, Departement Godsdiens- en Sendingwetenskap, Universiteit van Pretoia, South Africa

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At what moment do you knock out your pipe on your velskoen? On stories and cultural criticism. This essay proposes a frame of reference in which the culture critical introspection of a community can be understood. A critical exposition of elements of the philosophies of Jeismann, Kuhn, Gadamer and Lyotard is developed with reference to their value for a narratological perspective. The author proposes a narrative understanding of a community and its members, their documents and the relation between community, members and documents. Two elements in relaion to which stories of any community in South Africa could be read - racism and nationalism - are also examined.


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