The Courtroom as a Space of Resistance

The Courtroom as a Space of Resistance

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This volume returns to the Rivonia courtroom to engage with Mandelaa€™s masterful performance, when he stood before Justice de Wet in Pretoriaa€™s Palace of Justice and delivered one of the most spectacular and liberating statements ever made from a dock. Cutting across a wide-range of critical theories and discourses, contributors reflect on the personal, spatial, temporal, performative and literary dimensions of that constitutive event. By redefining the spaces, institutions and discourses of law, contributors present a fresh perspective that re-sets the margins of what can be thought and said in the courtroom.The first section consists of a re-reading of the essay Jacques Derrida published on Nelson Mandela when Mandela was still in jail. It engages with the way Derrida situates Mandela within the play of the laws of reflection and how he then anbsp;...

Title:The Courtroom as a Space of Resistance
Author:Dr Awol Allo
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2015-08-28


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