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Violence and Silencing: A Philosophical Investigation of Apartheid

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Poltera, J, Violence and Silencing: A Philosophical Investigation of Apartheid, Critical Horizons: Journal of Social and Critical Theory, 12, (2) pp. 232-250. ISSN 1440-9917 (2011) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1558/crit.v12i2.232

Abstract

With reference to examples of violence during Apartheid, I argue that the socio-political contexts in which violence occurs significantly shape agents' ideas about and responses to violence. As such, philosophers can only make sense of why perpetrators and bystanders alike may have judged violent acts morally justifiable or failed to challenge instances of violence against the backdrop of the particular characteristics of the socio-political context in which it occurs.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:agency, apartheid, oppression, silencing, violence
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Other Studies in Human Society
Research Field:Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Other Cultural Understanding
Objective Field:Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
Author:Poltera, J (Dr Jacqui Poltera)
ID Code:118533
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Humanities
Deposited On:2017-07-13
Last Modified:2017-07-13
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