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Planning out abjection? The role of the planning profession in post-apartheid South Africa

Jones, P; Andres, L; Denoon Stevens, S; Melgaco Silva Marques, L; (2021) Planning out abjection? The role of the planning profession in post-apartheid South Africa. Planning Theory 10.1177/14730952211012429. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

For Kristeva (1982) the abject not only caused visceral disgust but posed a threat to the established order of society. The abject is a product of particular times and places but limited attention has been given to understanding the process of transitioning away from abject status. We address this gap here through an examination of the planning profession in post-apartheid South Africa. The paper examines how the abject is fluid and resilient, evolving to fit a changing planning system and broader political economy where a discourse of abjection by race has been replaced by a focus on poverty.

Type: Article
Title: Planning out abjection? The role of the planning profession in post-apartheid South Africa
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1177/14730952211012429
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1177/14730952211012429
Language: English
Additional information: This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Lficense (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits any use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access pages (https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/open-access-at-sage).
Keywords: Abjection, apartheid, Kristeva, planning profession, South Africa
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > The Bartlett School of Planning
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10125334
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