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Title:A symposium on social justice
Author:Hyslop, JonathanISNI
Year:2008
Periodical:Social Dynamics
Volume:34
Issue:2
Pages:101-139
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:social justice
social welfare
gender inequality
racism
interpersonal relations
psychoanalysis
punishment
income distribution
Link:https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rsdy20/34/2
Abstract:No goal is more frequently invoked for the South African polity than the attainment of social justice. However, justice requires more than simply the abolition of formal barriers to equality. The country's post-apartheid constitution is recognized as internationally path breaking in seeking to give legal expression to an idea of substantial social rights in respect of the conditions of daily life. Yet in what that justice consists is by no means agreed on. The papers presented here are intended to contribute to debate and to rethink the platitudes contained in both the official and critical discourse on the subject. Titles of the papers: Social justice, care and developmental welfare in South Africa: a capabilities perspective (Shireen Hassim) (On women, gender and normative assumptions, discursive environment and institutional context) - The individual, racism and transformation: a psychoanalytic case (Kgamadi Kometsi) (On racism and the legitimacy of considering the individual as a site of intervention in transformation processes; transformation processes that do not account for intrapersonal and intrapsychic dynamics are compromised) - Social justice and retributive justice (Lucy Allais) (The aim of retributive justice is distinct from the just distribution of wealth, but this distinct aim cannot be served without some degree of justice in the distribution of wealth). Bibliogr., notes, sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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