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By Patricia C. Henderson

Patricia C. Henderson, a South African anthropologist, resided from March 2003 to February 2006 in Okhahlamba, a municipality within the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. during this publication, she recounts her adventure between this rural inhabitants who lived lower than the shadow of HIV/AIDS. Spanning a interval that begins ahead of antiretrovirals have been available to a time while those remedies have been eventually used to take care of the unwell, this strong account of a bad affliction and the groups which it impacts makes a speciality of the binds among soreness and kinship in South Africa.

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What, then, is the special perspective provided by art? , is so resolved that the two converge into a spontaneous integrity in the direct impression of the work of art and provide a sense of an inseparable integrity. The universal appears as a quality of the individual and the particular, reality becomes manifest and can be explained within appearance, the general principle is exposed as the specific impelling cause for the individual case being specially depicted . . " Each significant work of art, therefore, in order to resolve the contradictions apparent in ordinary lived experience must create its own sense of wholeness, its own world.

All three played their part in the expression of the contradictory experience of this social group, helping it to define and limit its historical role, to conceal the 'real' contradiction grounded in the failure of this originally bourgeois social group - despite the very obvious The Interpretation of Past Cultures 35 hostility shown towards it by the traditional 'feudal' aristocracy - to break with royalist absolutism and to establish the conditions for free-market capitalist development. " The positions taken by Lukacsand Goldmann have been strongly attacked by other Marxist theoreticians and critics.

The important thing to note here is that such lines of enquiry, be they influenced by Lacan, Derrida, Barthes, Foucault, or others, all stress the importance of language. There remains a real problem of focus: of the selection, emphasis and application of these ideas. It is perhaps less important to follow the models of any of these 'major' writers than to consider in what ways their methods or findings might be adapted for other purposes; this might at least clarify the importance of language to the 'culture, ideology, language' matrix.

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