Productions of ideology : a comparative and contrasting analysis of representations of Black urban experience in Peter Abrahams's Mine boy ; Alan Paton's Cry, the beloved country and Phyllis Altman's The law of the vultures.

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dc.contributor.advisor Kearney, John Anthony.
dc.creator Mowat, Sharon.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-17T07:35:49Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-17T07:35:49Z
dc.date.created 2000
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10413/5792
dc.description Thesis (M.A.)-University of Natal, Durban, 2000. en
dc.description.abstract The broad aim of this study is to show, through a comparative and contrasting analysis of three thematically related texts - namely Peter Abrahams's Mine Boy; Alan Patan's Cry, the Beloved Country and Phyllis Altman's The Law of the Vultures - the ideologically mediated nature of the relationship between the 'real' history which constituted their context, and the representations of it in the historical realist form. An examination afthe texts' characters and events; political formulations, and formal devices reveals three very different representations of the same object. This diversity is significant in so far as it supports a Marxist conceptualisation of the [historical] realist text as a production of ideology as opposed to a portrayal of reality. The study considers the nature of the relationship between each text and ideology in terms of three aspects of this relationship: the 'objectively determinable' relation between history, ideology and text; the ideology of the text itself, and the mode of a text's insertion into an 'ideological sub-ensemble.' In relation to the modes of a text's insertion into an ideological sub-ensemble, my specific aim is to assess the extent to which each text actually challenges the political dispensation to which it was addressed. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Paton, Alan. Cry, the beloved country. en
dc.subject Altman, Phyllis. Law of the vultures. en
dc.subject Abrahams, Peter. Mine boy. en
dc.subject South African fiction (English)--History and criticism. en
dc.subject Blacks in literature. en
dc.subject Apartheid in literature. en
dc.subject Theses--English. en
dc.title Productions of ideology : a comparative and contrasting analysis of representations of Black urban experience in Peter Abrahams's Mine boy ; Alan Paton's Cry, the beloved country and Phyllis Altman's The law of the vultures. en
dc.type Thesis en

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