JOURNAL OF UWC FACULTY OF LAW | ISSN 2077-4907 | Short URL www.ldd.org.za

Rights discourse and practices, everyday violence and social protests: Who counts as subject and whose lives are real in the neo-colonial South African nation state? pg1

Volume: Volume 18 - 2014

Article type: Refereed article

Author/s: Stewart, Linda

This article seeks to illustrate the disjunction between the lived realities of marginalised, displaced and impoverished collective bodies in the neo-colonial South African nation state and the language, politics and practices of human or constitutional rights that represent them.

The article commences with a discussion of the relationship between neo-liberal capitalism, complex legal organisation and the rising number of social protests in South Africa. It focuses on the shack settlements on the edges of South African cities.

About the author/s

Linda Stewart

Professor, Faculty of Law, North-West University

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