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dc.contributor.authorDu Pisani, Jacobus A.
dc.contributor.authorKim, Kwangsu
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-15T09:25:19Z
dc.date.available2016-11-15T09:25:19Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationDu Pisani, J. A., & Kim, K. (2013). "America's Mandela": South African responses to the rise of Barack Obama. Journal for Contemporary History, 38(1), 62-85.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0258-2422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2415-0509 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/4468
dc.description.abstractIn this article reactions in the South African media to the emergence of Barack Obama as contender in the 2008 US presidential election, then as official Democratic Party presidential candidate and then as US President-elect are analysed. The context of US-SA relations is sketched first to highlight the type of issues of US-SA relations that would be important for South Africans.Then the opinions of politicians, economists, editors, academics and letter-writers representing the public, which were published in South African newspapers in 2008 and 2009 at the crucial moments in the US presidential election campaign, are analysed in terms of perceptions about Obama’s role in international affairs, US relations with Africa and bilateral USA-RSA relations. The evaluation of these South African opinions is done with a view to testing some conclusions reached in the literature on the process of globalisation and local responses to it. Our argument is that the analysis of South African responses to Obama published in the newspapers confirms that globalisation3 and glocalisation4 are simultaneous processes in the contemporary world. On the one hand a set of liberal moral values have emerged in the post-Cold War world which unites the majority of moderate citizens of countries across the globe in their evaluation of important events. On the other hand these generic values only assume real significance for people when their implications for the local situation become clear.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherFaculty of Humanities, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectBarack Obamaen_ZA
dc.subjectUSA presidential election 2008en_ZA
dc.subjectSA Mediaen_ZA
dc.subjectNewspapersen_ZA
dc.subjectOpinionsen_ZA
dc.subjectGlobalisationen_ZA
dc.subjectGlocalisationen_ZA
dc.subjectUSA-RSA relationsen_ZA
dc.subjectSouth Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectUnited States of Americaen_ZA
dc.title"America's Mandela": South African responses to the rise of Barack Obamaen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's version
dc.rights.holderFaculty of the Humanities, University of the Free State


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