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dc.contributor.advisorBooth, Douglas
dc.contributor.advisorFalcous, Mark
dc.contributor.authorPotgieter, Sebastian Johann Shore
dc.date.available2020-10-11T22:25:03Z
dc.date.copyright2020
dc.identifier.citationPotgieter, S. J. S. (2020). (Re)Presenting 1981: Narrating the Springbok tour (Thesis, Doctor of Philosophy). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/10438en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/10438
dc.description.abstractThe extent to which historians impose themselves on the past through their narratives remains contentious. While historians of sport have engaged these debates (e.g. Phillips, 2002; Nathan, 2003; Booth, 2005; Liberti and Smith, 2015), most continue to assume a realist correspondence between historical narratives and the past. In this thesis, I draw on Alun Munslow’s ‘deconstructive consciousness’ to analyse competing popular and academic narrative representations of the 1981 Springbok rugby tour of New Zealand between 1981 and 2019. In order to practically deconstruct these texts, I draw on Hayden White’s Model of Narrative Explanation, which focusses on the form of historical narratives and directs attention to their tropes, emplotments, arguments and ideologies. In applying White’s model, I demonstrate the literary dimensions embedded in all historical texts. Furthermore, I argue that historians are ideologically embedded in the present and project this back onto the past. As a result, changing material contexts means that our representations of the past are never static and always shifting. I map how representations of the 1981 tour have changed across three distinct epochs – 1981 – 1986; 1987 – 1994; 1995 – 2019. In deconstructing these representations of the 1981 tour, I demonstrate that history is both an empirical-analytic and narrative-linguistic discipline.
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dc.publisherUniversity of Otago
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dc.subjectApartheid
dc.subjectRugby
dc.subjectHistoriography
dc.subjectMethodology
dc.subjectDeconstructionism
dc.subjectHayden White
dc.subject1981 Springbok Tour of New Zealand
dc.subjectNew Zealand
dc.subjectSouth Africa
dc.subjectNarrative
dc.title(Re)Presenting 1981: Narrating the Springbok tour
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2020-10-09T01:21:43Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
thesis.degree.disciplineSchool of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Otago
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
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otago.openaccessOpen
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