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Passions are so intensely negative in the Israeli situation, centring on the alleged connection between the composer, Nazism and the Holocaust, that there is a long and discordant history of opponents preventing the performance of his works in public. Likewise, Chris Ofili’s painting The Holy Virgin Mary generated immense controversy when it was displayed as part of the exhibition Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in 1999. 73 And as the photographs of the late Robert Mapplethorpe have toured the world, different images have set off varying reactions, demonstrating cycles of reception of the same material in various locales.

She explained that girls do not attend school, “So they hover around the yard, eating a slice of bread for breakfast, and for lunch some herbs picked from the wasteland, carefully flavoured with a few condiments … Sometimes the mother buys fowls’ legs, or a sheep’s head, or trotters, spending hours cleaning them. ”149 While this description is dated, life in South Africa remains meagre for many Indian families. As the 20th century progressed, Indians found themselves the target of a barrage of government regulations and restrictions, as did other non-whites such as black Africans and coloureds.

Hypothetically, any particular example could become so; their meanings are indeterminate and contingent. 72 Building upon the earlier discussion, in order for a cultural uproar to take place, an array of players must first conjure up a disapproving interpretation of something such as art; next, successfully promote it to people with social weight, be it derived from positions of authority, an abundance of resources, or by dint of sheer numbers; and then organise and channel the open expression of their distress.

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