Sheep, herbs and blood on the beach: discrepant representations of ritual acts for essentialising and reinforcing difference in contemporary South Africa

@article{Spiegel2020SheepHA,
  title={Sheep, herbs and blood on the beach: discrepant representations of ritual acts for essentialising and reinforcing difference in contemporary South Africa},
  author={A. Spiegel},
  journal={Anthropology Southern Africa},
  year={2020},
  volume={43},
  pages={143 - 155}
}
  • A. Spiegel
  • Published 2020
  • History
  • Anthropology Southern Africa
South Africa’s 2018/2019 summer holidays were marked by a flurry of media reports describing, some in vivid, graphic detail, the ritual slaughter of a sheep on a popular Cape Town beach by a group of #MustFall activists. Their action was in response to reports of a private security company, ostensibly working at the behest of nearby local commercial outlets and residents, having forced Black people off the beach. Focusing on various media reports and responses to the incident, the article shows… Expand
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