The university, the city and the clown : a theological essay on solidarity, mutuality and prophecy

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dc.contributor.author De Beer, Stephan F.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-25T08:46:24Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-25T08:46:24Z
dc.date.issued 2015-09-30
dc.description.abstract This essay is informed by five different but interrelated conversations all focusing on the relationship between the city and the university. Suggesting the clown as metaphor, I explore the particular role of the activist scholar, and in particular the liberation theologian that is based at the public university, in his or her engagement with the city. Considering the shackles of the city of capital and its twin, the neoliberal university, on the one hand, and the city of vulnerability on the other, I then propose three clown-like postures of solidarity, mutuality and prophecy to resist the shackles of culture and to imagine and embody daring alternatives. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2015 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.hts.org.za en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation De Beer, S., 2015, ‘The university, the city and the clown: A theological essay on solidarity, mutuality and prophecy', HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 71(3), Art. #3100, 12 pages. http://dx.DOI.org/ 10.4102/hts.v71i3.3100. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v71i3.3100
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/50615
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en_ZA
dc.rights © 2015. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject City en_ZA
dc.subject Public university en_ZA
dc.subject Urban vulnerability en_ZA
dc.subject (Un)shackling the city of capital en_ZA
dc.subject (Un)shackling the neoliberal university en_ZA
dc.subject Solidarity
dc.subject Mutuality
dc.subject Prophecy
dc.title The university, the city and the clown : a theological essay on solidarity, mutuality and prophecy en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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