Space, place, and gendered violence in South African writing / Sorcha Gunne
- Gunne, Sorcha, 1980-
- New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
- First edition.
- Physical Description:
- xix, 235 pages ; 23 cm.
- Machine generated contents note: -- 1. Introduction: Gendered Violence, Liminality, and South African Writing -- 2. Writing Prison and Political Struggle -- 3. Liminal Landscapes and Segregated Spaces -- 4. Train Journeys and Borderlines.
- "This book explores the relationship between space, place and gendered violence as depicted in a range of South African writing. Gendered violence constitutes a unique form of violence because it is at once both intensely political and intensely personal. As a case study, South Africa offers considerable potential for analysis because the governmental technology of apartheid affected not only race relations, but also gendered and spatial ones. This resulted in conditions of exceptionality that operate on the levels of institutional power and political allegory, but yet had, and still have, an immense impact on the everyday. This book focuses on how narrative representations of gendered violence document, negotiate, challenge and resist structures of domination and power"--
- 9781137453426 hardback
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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