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This dissertation aims to interpret holiday imagery in the media, as a site of South African cultural production, on the basis of newspaper images of local white and black people published in the Natal Mercury from 1966 to 1996. A strong historical approach (the history of the Western holiday) has been taken in order to analyze existing social structures relating to the holiday in South Africa, specifically gender, race and class. These social structures have been examined in depth, with the result of numerous interpretations being made about behaviour and the depiction of behaviour in the context of Durban beaches and leisure.


Thesis (M.A.)-University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, 2003.


Holidays in art., Human figure in art., Leisure in art., Holidays--History., Natal Mercury (Newspaper), Glamour photography., Mass media and culture--South Africa., Mass media and race relations--South Africa., Mass media and women--South Africa., Theses--Fine art.