oa Alternation - Train-congregants and Train-friends: Representations of Railway Culture and Everyday Forms of Resistance in Two South African Texts

Volume 3, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1023-1757



The Political, like the purloined letter, is hidden in the everyday, exactly where it is most obvious: in the contradictions of lived experience, in the most banal and repetitive gestures of everyday life-the commute. the errand, the appointment. It is in the midst of the utterly ordinary, in the space where the dominant relations of production are tirelessly and relentlessly reproduced, that we must look for utopian and political relations to crystallize (Kaplan & Ross 1987'3).

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