Werkwinkel, 2007, vol. 2(1)

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    Where Verb Entries Fail: The Case of A Dictionary of South African English
    (Department of Dutch and South African Studies, Faculty of English, 2007) Dziemianko, Anna
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    Aanpassing in die uitgewersbedryf: Die geval van NB-Uitgewers rondom die millenniumwending
    (Department of Dutch and South African Studies, Faculty of English, 2007) Zyl, Hannes, van
    South Africa experienced accelerated political change after 1990. Authors, artists and cultural managers have been adapting to this political transformation, which also altered complex interrelated patterns in the field of cultural production. Book publishers, previously shielded to some degree by government spending from international trends in the industry, were compelled to adjust drastically when government expenditure on books dropped by more than 80% between 1996 and 1998. For most local publishers, the adjustment was urgent and necessary in order to survive. Simultaneously, they were exploring new freedoms and opportunities flowing from the transition, and also facilitating the gradual forging of new identities in the cultural and literary landscape. Some publishers are now less likely to be exclusively defined by language or a fixed cultural identity, and perhaps more so by their positioning within the structure of the publishing industry. This article documents some of the changes at one particular publishing house, NB Publishers.
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    Die uitdaging van volhoubare groei: ‘n Perspektief op die Suid-Afrikaanse uitgewersbedryf
    (Department of Dutch and South African Studies, Faculty of English, 2007) Barnard, Riana
    The reading and buying patterns of book lovers have changed dramatically in the past few decades. The consequences of a shrinking reading market are far-reaching. Stiff(er)competition not only influences the profitability of the industry, but also places increasing pressure on long-term prospects of sustainable growth. Radical restructuring processes that characterise publishing houses across a broad spectrum are symptomatic of the structural changes in the environment that require adaptation - a dangerous, even menacing situation. What would the broader social and cultural implications be for society if the ivilising effect of books were to fall away or be restricted to an inferior role by entertainment that is aimed solely at immediate gratification? This article aims – by way of an analysis of the Dutch industry - to identify publishing strategies that could find possible application in the South African industry to ensure sustainable growth.
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    Achter de trommels: het Afrikaner nationalisme als bouwsteen voor het ideologische discours van de Vlaamse Beweging (ca. 1875-1921)*
    (Department of Dutch and South African Studies, Faculty of English, 2007) T'Sjoen, Yves
    During the First World War some young Flemish intellectuals and writers took advantage of the German Flamenpolitik (the occupation politics in Flanders) in order to realise a number of socio-political, economic and linguistic goals in Flanders. The bourgeois and higher social classes, as well as the Belgian government, were only French speaking at that time. This agitation by Flemish artists and historians, politicians and writers is called activisme. Some of them strived for a Diets (a reunited Dutch-speaking) nation, based on a unifying idea of ‘Great-Netherland’ sentiments (Groot-Nederland). One of those ‘Diets’ writers was Wies Moens. His idea of a ‘Great-Dutch’ nation included not only the Netherlands and Flanders, but also the Afrikaans-speaking part of the South-African population. In the twenties Moens stood up for a cultural notion of the ‘Diets’ ideas, in the thirties and during the Second World War he gave it a more radical political-ideological significance. This paper focuses on the way young activists and Flemish nationalism at the end of the 19th century, and more particularly in the first decades of the 20th century, made use of the white Afrikaner nationalism, andmore specifically themystification of the (second) Anglo-Boer War, to enforce their own political message.
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    Receptie van Harry Mulisch in Polen
    (Department of Dutch and South African Studies, Faculty of English, 2007) Kalla, Irena Barbara
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    De Nederlandstalige literatuur in de themanummers van Poolse literaire en algemeen-culturele tijdschriften na 1945
    (Department of Dutch and South African Studies, Faculty of English, 2007) Czarnecka, Bożena
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    Review of Michael MacDonald, Why Race Matters in South Africa, Pietermaritzburg: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press. 2006. 245 pp. ISBN 1-86914-093-1
    (Department of Dutch and South African Studies, Faculty of English, 2007) Cichocka, Aleksandra
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    Outomatiese lemma-identifisering en die dilemma met die lemma in Setswana
    (Department of Dutch and South African Studies, Faculty of English, 2007) Brits, Karien; Pretorius, Rigardt
    Projects in human language technologies do not only imply challenges for programmers but also for grammarians. In a recent project to develop an automatic lemmatiser for Setswana, the problem arose as to what the lemma in Setswana should be, as no clearcut definition exists in the Bantu language grammars or lexicographic studies. This article aims to determine and discuss the term “lemma” in Setswana as it should be applied in automatic lemmatisation.
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    A Politics of Doubt: The Dissensual in The Heart of Redness
    (Department of Dutch and South African Studies, Faculty of English, 2007) Farred, Grant
    The relationship between faith and politics, between faith and democracy, between faith and resistance, and between faith and doubt has always been complicated. In “A Politics of Doubt: The Dissensual in The Heart of Redness,” Grant Farred demonstrates how South African author Zakes Mda grapples with these issues in his novel about the nineteenth century “cattle-killing episode,” an event that divided the amaXhosa people. The Heart of Redness, however, uses the historic “cattle-killing episode” to reflect on the politics, both in a narrowly economic but also in an environmental sense, of postapartheid South Africa. It is to the historical, political and ideological differences that the novel addresses itself, attempting to find a ‘solution’ to the differences within the contemporary black community in the resonant past. Using the work of Jacques Rancière to critique the notion of a consensual democracy, this essay demonstrates the range of philosophical issues that are raised, often, only implicitly, by Mda’s novel. Following Rancière, “A Politics of Doubt” explains why a dissensual politics – a politics grounded in fundamental, sometimes irresolvable difference – might be more ‘true’ to ‘democracy’ than the politics of perpetual compromise. The conflict between the “Believers” and the “Unbelievers,” located as it is in a deeply antagonistic history, speaks of a tension that will not allow for easy reconciliation. Recognizing the historical value of these differences, and how they continue to impact black life in postapartheid society, creates the ossibility for a dissensual politics that is potentially democratic.
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