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Cosmological distortion and coherence in Tsotsi (2005) : a perspective on the role of Miriam

dc.contributor.authorMomberg, Marthieen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-31T09:31:26Z
dc.date.available2013-07-31T09:31:26Z
dc.date.issued2013-02
dc.identifier.citationMomberg, M. 2013. Cosmological distortion and coherence in Tsotsi (2005) : a perspective on the role of Miriam. Nederduitse Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif, 53(3&4):206-217, doi:10.5952/53-3&4-262.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0028-2006 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2226-2385 (online)
dc.identifier.issndoi:10.5952/53-3&4-262.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/85265
dc.descriptionPublication of this article was funded by the Stellenbosch University Open Access Fund.en_ZA
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://ngtt.journals.ac.za/puben_ZA
dc.descriptionCITATION: Momberg, M. 2013. Cosmological distortion and coherence in Tsotsi (2005) : a perspective on the role of Miriam. Nederduitse Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif, 53(3&4):206-217, doi:10.5952/53-3&4-262.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractIn interpreting a film, the viewer actively participates in the construction of information. But whose perspective counts when doing so? Most people have such deep-seated frameworks of the universe that they do not even realise that farreaching differences between interpreting totality do exist between people. As a result, they often project their own cosmological views onto the characters in a film. Without considering a relevant cosmological perspective in Tsotsi, an understanding of gender roles may be deprived of the necessary nuance and unjust conclusions could be reached. What should be noted here, is that concepts such as wisdom, the maintenance of harmonious social relationships and the measuring of the quality of experience through texture that are often linked to the female principle are also typical symbolic expressions of a coherent traditional African cosmology. This article explores the role of Miriam within such framework to conclude that her character overcomes gender stereotypes.en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorshipStellenbosch Universityen_ZA
dc.format.extent12 p.
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherStellenbosch University, Faculty of Theologyen_ZA
dc.subjectGenderen_ZA
dc.subjectFeminismen_ZA
dc.subjectTsotsien_ZA
dc.subjectBible -- Feminist criticismen_ZA
dc.titleCosmological distortion and coherence in Tsotsi (2005) : a perspective on the role of Miriamen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublishers' versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderAuthor holds the copyrighten_ZA


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