Everyday violence, the poor and human rights in South Africa

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Since published here: http://www.ldd.org.za/by-type/refereed-articles/130-articles-vol-18/417-auto-generate-from-title.html as Stewart L “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?” 2014 LDD 1 – 21


Who but the police and armed forces that co-exist with democracies can control and manage poverty and the deterritorialisation-reterritorialisation of shanty towns? What social democracy has not given the order to fire when the poor come out of their territory or ghetto? Rights can neither save men nor philosophy that is reterritorialised on the democratic State. Human rights will not make us bless capitalism. (Deleuze & Guattari, 1994, pp. 103, 107 translation altered by Paul Patton 2010a, p. 165)

How does the unspeakable population speak and makes its claims? What kind of disruption is this within the field of power? And how…

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