Durrheim, Kevin and Dixon, John A. (2001) The role of place and metaphor in racial exclusion: South Africa’s beaches as sites of shifting racialisation. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 24 (3). pp. 433-450. ISSN 1466-4356Full text not available from this repository.
This article examines the rhetoric of racial exclusion as applied to South Africa's beaches between 1982 and 1995, a period during which beach apartheid was progressively dismantled. Using a sample of 400 newspaper articles as textual evidence, we demonstrate how racist rhetoric during this period exploited ideological constructions of space and place. We focus on a set of arguments that constructed beaches as the legitimate preserve of the (white) family and black beach-goers as a threat to this place image. The shift from the old to the new South Africa provides a historical lens through which we view the variable deployment of this familiar rhetoric of transgression and exclusion. Whereas in the 1980s, black political protest was portrayed as disrupting the 'fun-in-the-sun' essence of beaches, in the 1990s a neo-separatist discourse of manners predominated. References to beaches as family places were used multiply and variably to justify racial exclusion and segregation.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Ethnic and Racial Studies|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Racism ; Discourse ; Beaches ; The ; Family ; Space ; Segregation|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology|
|Deposited By:||Dr John Dixon|
|Deposited On:||30 Jul 2008 11:38|
|Last Modified:||18 Sep 2013 16:01|
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