Reading restitution in District Six: law, discourse and 'governmentality'

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Higgins, John en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Macdonald, Robert en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-07T13:33:33Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-07T13:33:33Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Macdonald, R. 2012. Reading restitution in District Six: law, discourse and 'governmentality'. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11693
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This thesis carries out an interdisciplinary textual analysis of the legal documents (primarily contracts and court documents) used to negotiate and fix the terms of the statutory land restitution process in District Six, Cape Town, during the period from 1996 to 2012. Utilizing French philosopher Michel Foucault's theorisation of 'discourse' and 'governmentality', it traces the interweaving of restitution's legislative concepts with heterogeneous political and cultural discourses emanating from District Six's unique history. It is argued that the hybridised configurations of discourse generated by this encounter serve as new instruments of power in the space of this restitution project, lending themselves to a range unintended and sometimes paradoxical material outcomes. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other English en_ZA
dc.title Reading restitution in District Six: law, discourse and 'governmentality' en_ZA
dc.type Doctoral Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of English Language and Literature en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Macdonald, R. (2012). <i>Reading restitution in District Six: law, discourse and 'governmentality'</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of English Language and Literature. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11693 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Macdonald, Robert. <i>"Reading restitution in District Six: law, discourse and 'governmentality'."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of English Language and Literature, 2012. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11693 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Macdonald R. Reading restitution in District Six: law, discourse and 'governmentality'. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of English Language and Literature, 2012 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11693 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Macdonald, Robert AB - This thesis carries out an interdisciplinary textual analysis of the legal documents (primarily contracts and court documents) used to negotiate and fix the terms of the statutory land restitution process in District Six, Cape Town, during the period from 1996 to 2012. Utilizing French philosopher Michel Foucault's theorisation of 'discourse' and 'governmentality', it traces the interweaving of restitution's legislative concepts with heterogeneous political and cultural discourses emanating from District Six's unique history. It is argued that the hybridised configurations of discourse generated by this encounter serve as new instruments of power in the space of this restitution project, lending themselves to a range unintended and sometimes paradoxical material outcomes. DA - 2012 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2012 T1 - Reading restitution in District Six: law, discourse and 'governmentality' TI - Reading restitution in District Six: law, discourse and 'governmentality' UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11693 ER - en_ZA


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