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dc.contributor.authorSewlall, Harry
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-20T07:49:24Z
dc.date.available2016-06-20T07:49:24Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationSewlall, H. (2015). Elvis Presley in the South African musical imaginary. Acta Academica, 47(2), 54-71.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0587-2405 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2415-0479 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/3124
dc.description.abstractThis paper derives its impetus from a question an elderly American woman once asked me: “Do people in South Africa know Elvis?” “Of course we South Africans know Elvis!” I replied. Or do we, really? Using a historiographic approach, this paper is an attempt to explore how Elvis Presley’s image was first imported into South Africa, especially during the Apartheid era when there was no television and media censorship was a fact of daily life. Additionally, this essay will reflect on the impact of the media – then and now – in creating images, fantasies and illusions in constituting the subjectivity of the Elvis of real life and the Elvis of sound, stage and celluloid in the South African musical imaginary.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectPresley, Elvisen_ZA
dc.subjectImaginaryen_ZA
dc.subjectHistoriographyen_ZA
dc.titleElvis Presley in the South African musical imaginaryen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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dc.rights.holderUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA


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