the shooting at Uitenhage, South Africa, 1985: the context and interpretation of violence

@inproceedings{Thornton1990theSA,
  title={the shooting at Uitenhage, South Africa, 1985: the context and interpretation of violence},
  author={Robert John Thornton},
  year={1990}
}
This article examines the fatal shooting by the South African Police of 20 people among a small crowd in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. It explores some cultural characteristics of violence as a social process and social form. In this incident, the intentions of the actors were not simply confrontational, yet the event had the shape of other “classic” confrontations in South African history. Since direct political chains of command were not functioning at the time, explanation is… CONTINUE READING