- Afrikaner, nevertheless: Stigma, shame & the sociology of cultural trauma
- Award date
- 14 June 2013
- Number of pages
- Document type
- PhD thesis
- Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG)
- Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)
'Afrikaner, nevertheless' reveals a people inextricably linked to a past that colors their present and future. In this study, Jacob R. Boersema traces the process of moral transition through the distinctive voices of diverse Afrikaners: adults and adolescents, the wealthy and lower middle class, men and women. Beginning with the upheavals caused by a young Afrikaner’s song, this portrait connects the conflicting emotions entangled in being Afrikaner after apartheid to the shifting positions of Afrikaners in South Africa today. While Afrikaners individually and collectively encounter racial integration and eroding white privileges, we must listen carefully to the unique stories they tell—their struggles provide insights for all of us.
- Research conducted at: Universiteit van Amsterdam
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