A history of the Breakwater Prison from 1859 to 1905

dc.contributor.advisorThornton, Roberten_ZA
dc.contributor.advisorVan Zyl Smit, Dirken_ZA
dc.contributor.authorDeacon, Harrieten_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-05T10:51:41Z
dc.date.available2016-08-05T10:51:41Z
dc.date.issued1989en_ZA
dc.descriptionBibliography: pages 85-89.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is submitted in partial fulfillment of a B.A (Hons.) degree in African Studies, for which my home department was Social Anthropology. The project arose out of my interest in the interdisciplinary work of Michel Foucault and its application to the history of Africa. This has been broadened into an interest in post-structuralist theory, and has been particularly focussed on the "institution". A prime example of Foucault's "complete" or "austere" institution is the prison. The Breakwater convict station, a colonial prison in Cape Town during the nineteenth century, suited both my theoretical and empirical interests. I chose this particular institution because it was the prison from which the linguist W.H.I. Bleek drew his San informants in the 1870s, and because the prison and its records were based in Cape Town. I wanted to incorporate ideas from secondary sources on Bleek and his work (e.g. Thornton 1983, Deacon 1988a). But the work took its own directions, and I have focussed here on the organization of the prison and on the prisoners in general rather than on the San.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationDeacon, H. (1989). <i>A history of the Breakwater Prison from 1859 to 1905</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Social Anthropology. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21141en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationDeacon, Harriet. <i>"A history of the Breakwater Prison from 1859 to 1905."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Social Anthropology, 1989. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21141en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationDeacon, H. 1989. A history of the Breakwater Prison from 1859 to 1905. University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Deacon, Harriet AB - This thesis is submitted in partial fulfillment of a B.A (Hons.) degree in African Studies, for which my home department was Social Anthropology. The project arose out of my interest in the interdisciplinary work of Michel Foucault and its application to the history of Africa. This has been broadened into an interest in post-structuralist theory, and has been particularly focussed on the "institution". A prime example of Foucault's "complete" or "austere" institution is the prison. The Breakwater convict station, a colonial prison in Cape Town during the nineteenth century, suited both my theoretical and empirical interests. I chose this particular institution because it was the prison from which the linguist W.H.I. Bleek drew his San informants in the 1870s, and because the prison and its records were based in Cape Town. I wanted to incorporate ideas from secondary sources on Bleek and his work (e.g. Thornton 1983, Deacon 1988a). But the work took its own directions, and I have focussed here on the organization of the prison and on the prisoners in general rather than on the San. DA - 1989 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1989 T1 - A history of the Breakwater Prison from 1859 to 1905 TI - A history of the Breakwater Prison from 1859 to 1905 UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21141 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/21141
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationDeacon H. A history of the Breakwater Prison from 1859 to 1905. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Social Anthropology, 1989 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21141en_ZA
dc.language.isoengen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentSocial Anthropologyen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Humanitiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subject.otherHarbours - South Africa - Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.subject.otherPrisons - South Africa - Cape Town - Historyen_ZA
dc.subject.otherAfrican Studiesen_ZA
dc.subject.otherSocial Anthropologyen_ZA
dc.titleA history of the Breakwater Prison from 1859 to 1905en_ZA
dc.typeBachelor Thesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelHonours
dc.type.qualificationnameBA (Hons)en_ZA
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