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Conclusion: Infrastructure, Democracy, and the Postapartheid Political Terrain

Antina von Schnitzler

in Democracy's Infrastructure: Techno-Politics and Protest after Apartheid

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170770
eISBN:
9781400882991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170770.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter concludes that the book has explored the political terrain in postapartheid South Africa, where infrastructure and administration had for decades been central political arenas in which ... More


Performing Dignity: Human Rights and the Legal Politics of Water

Antina von Schnitzler

in Democracy's Infrastructure: Techno-Politics and Protest after Apartheid

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170770
eISBN:
9781400882991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170770.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how the fight against Operation Gcin'amanzi and the prepaid meter led five Phiri residents from Phiri to sue Johannesburg Water and the City of Johannesburg by invoking their ... More


Measuring Life: Living Prepaid and the Politics of Numbers after Apartheid

Antina von Schnitzler

in Democracy's Infrastructure: Techno-Politics and Protest after Apartheid

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170770
eISBN:
9781400882991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170770.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the ways in which numbers and measurement became central both to the planning and implementation of Operation Gcin'amanzi and to its opposition. In particular, it examines the ... More


Bioethics in the United States: Contested Terrain for Competing Visions of American Liberalism

Bruce Jennings and Jonathan D. Moreno

in Bioethics Around the Globe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195386097
eISBN:
9780190267476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195386097.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers bioethics in the United States as a political terrain for competing visions of American liberalism. In accordance with the U.S. belief in moral progress, a key social function ... More


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