Capitalism and nature in South Africa: racial dispossession, liberation ideology and ecological crisis

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Nash, Andrew en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Andrews, Donna en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-03T12:25:13Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-03T12:25:13Z
dc.date.issued 2018 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Andrews, D. 2018. Capitalism and nature in South Africa: racial dispossession, liberation ideology and ecological crisis. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/27891
dc.description.abstract This dissertation is an historical examination of policy and discourse as it impacts on ecological questions in South Africa, with a focus on land, mining and fishing. It shows how ecological issues are embedded in relations of class, race and gender. It argues that relation of nature and society and social relations form each other historically. Specifically, it makes visible how apparently progressive ideas to overcome the legacy of apartheid have served to perpetuate the ecological crisis after the end of apartheid. That is, although liberation ideology aims to overcome irrational and harmful forms of domination, current strategies of overcoming racial dispossession on the basis of capitalism rely on increasing and unbridled exploitation of natural resources. The dissertation concludes with a consideration of political perspectives and agency responding to the ecological crisis in South Africa today. It provides a survey of government, activist and community initiatives and assesses their capacity to help create a new relationship of nature and society, as the basis for a new society. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Political Studies en_ZA
dc.subject.other ecological crisis en_ZA
dc.subject.other capitalism en_ZA
dc.subject.other land, mining and fishing en_ZA
dc.subject.other South Africa en_ZA
dc.title Capitalism and nature in South Africa: racial dispossession, liberation ideology and ecological crisis en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
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 Political Studies en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_ZA
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