Mandela in/and Pretoria

Show simple item record Van Marle, Karin 2016-04-15T05:55:36Z 2016-04-15T05:55:36Z 2015
dc.description This article was first presented as a paper at the Pretoria Imprint Workshop held on 8 May 2014. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This article is a reflection on how Pretoria as a political, social and cultural space could be re-envisioned post-apartheid. The angle of approach is critical, general jurisprudence as advocated by Douzinas and Gearey (2005), with an emphasis on law’s consciousness, its conscience, and its justice. The reflection takes place against the framework of spatiality, spatial justice and the notion of genius loci, spirit or sense of place. Using John Hyslop’s discussion on the Afro-modern Mandela in Johannesburg as point of departure, a discussion on Mandela in/and Pretoria follows, with specific reference to the Treason Trial staged in the Old Synagogue between 1958 and 1961 and the Rivonia Trial played out in the Palace of Justice on Church Square in 1964. The question is asked how the influence of Johannesburg as metropolis differs from the influence of Pretoria as centre of nationalism, bureaucracy and governmentality. Another, more recent, Pretoria trial, on the Schubart Park evictions, is invoked. Linking up with Sarah Nuttall’s musing on the 'Johannesburg text', it is stated that, in the same vein, the Pretoria text, as a certain instantiation of the lawscape, is still finding its form. en_ZA
dc.description.department Jurisprudence en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2016 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as part of the University of Pretoria Capital Cities Institutional Research Theme. en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Van Marle, K 2015, 'Mandela in/and Pretoria', Image & Text, vol. 25, pp. 142-160. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1020-1497
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher University of Pretoria, Department of Visual Arts en_ZA
dc.rights University of Pretoria, Department of Visual Arts en_ZA
dc.subject Mandela en_ZA
dc.subject Johannesburg en_ZA
dc.subject Pretoria en_ZA
dc.subject Rivonia trial en_ZA
dc.subject Treason trial en_ZA
dc.subject Old synagogue en_ZA
dc.subject Place of justice en_ZA
dc.subject Church square en_ZA
dc.subject General jurisprudence en_ZA
dc.subject Lawscape en_ZA
dc.subject Spatial justice en_ZA
dc.title Mandela in/and Pretoria en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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