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Starring Mandela and CosbyMedia and the End(s) of Apartheid$
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Ron Krabill

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780226451886

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226451909.001.0001

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Television and the Afterlife of Apartheid

Television and the Afterlife of Apartheid

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(p.147) Conclusion Television and the Afterlife of Apartheid
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Starring Mandela and Cosby
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226451909.003.0008

This chapter summarizes the major findings and the theoretical themes of this work. Through an analysis of attempts to deal with television's apartheid past—including the transformation of broadcasting, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa's hearings on mass media in 1997, and the South African Human Rights Commission's inquiry into racism in the media in 2000—it assesses some of apartheid's historical continuities and discontinuities, while also considering their implications for the current and future relationships among globalization, transnational media flows, and processes of democratization.

Keywords:   South Africa, television, apartheid, broadcasting, racism, globalization, transnational media flows, democratization

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