The eighties and nineties have witnessed a renewed and unprecedented interest in men and masculinity due to the emergence of the alleged contemporary 'crisis of masculinity'. This has been most prevalent in popular culture representations, which appear on the surface to offer the modern man a whole range of 'new' roles and relationships, freeing him from patriarchal entrapment and the dictates and demands of the traditional male sex role.
In this paper the author attempts to extrapolate Bouwer's argument (Bouwer:1990) of cabaret as alternative discourse even further, and seeks to construct an exploratory argument that a measure of cabaret texts may be sufficiently journalistic in style and structure to be considered so-called New Journalism. The author seeks a common ground between cabaret and New Journalism by defining and tracing the historical development of both phenomena.
There can be no doubt that communication form a golden thread throughout all other management functions and contexts in the modern organisation. Although this has, in fact, been the case for many decades, it is only during the last two decades that a growing awareness of this has developed in most organisations. In this context it seems fair to ask what is being done in the field of communication training from a management training perspective. This paper discusses the development and importance of communication as a management function, and presents an overview of traditional approaches to and recent developments in management or communication training.
A central issue in intercultural interaction is the phenomenon ofperception. Perception influences the understanding and interpretation of events. In order to succeed in intercultural interaction it is necessary to develop an understanding and appreciation of perceptual differences. The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions that a section of white UOFS students have of the general black population.
Based on extensive survey research work, this paper sets out to explore some comparative issues on the impact of the media on attitudes towards political violence in the Natal Midlands. Central to the discussion is an attempt to apply and develop contemporary theories of the role of space, community and domestic arrangements as a basis for exploring the differential influence/impact of media representations of political violence. While an empirical approach, on its own, has many limitations in explaining how media representations shape attitudes, this paper sets out to show that the media ""consumption"" of Whites and Indians poses a number of important questions.