The pedagogy of Porter: The origins of the Reformatory in the Cape Colony, 1882-1910

Show simple item record Chisholm, Linda 2010-08-24T08:48:58Z 2010-08-24T08:48:58Z 1985-04-30
dc.description African Studies Seminar series. Paper presented 30 April, 1985 en_US
dc.description.abstract This article explores the origins and nature of the reformatory in Cape colonial society between 1882 and 1910. Borne in a transitionary period, its concern was with the reproduction of a labouring population precipitated by colonial conquest. Unlike the prison and compound, which gained their distinctive character from the way in which they were articulated to an emerging industrial capitalist society, the reformatory was shaped by the imperatives of merchant capital ad commercial agriculture. The internal operations were structured by an ideology of rehabilitation through institutionalisatlon and socialisation and by the particular material conditions of the Western Cape, although the segregationist reverberations of the industrial revolution were also heard 'at a distance'. These issues conditioned, and were refracted throgh the internal structure and discipline of the reformatory, the relationship between education and work, between the reformatory and the labour market, responses of the inmates and attempts by the authorities to control these by, inter alia, a strategy of racial segregation. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries African Studies Institute;ISS 78
dc.subject Reformatories. South Africa en_US
dc.subject Juvenile delinquency. South Africa en_US
dc.subject Porter Reformatory (South Africa) en_US
dc.title The pedagogy of Porter: The origins of the Reformatory in the Cape Colony, 1882-1910 en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US

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