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Whiteness Just Isn't What It Used to Be: White Identity in a Changing South Africa #2020

Whiteness Just Isn t What It Used to Be White Identity in a Changing South Africa The election of which heralded the demise of Apartheid as a legally enforced institutionalization of whiteness disconnected the prior moorings of social identity for most South Africans whatev

  • Title: Whiteness Just Isn't What It Used to Be: White Identity in a Changing South Africa
  • Author: Melissa Steyn
  • ISBN: 9780791450802
  • Page: 262
  • Format: Paperback
  • Whiteness Just Isn't What It Used to Be: White Identity in a Changing South Africa By Melissa Steyn, The election of 1994, which heralded the demise of Apartheid as a legally enforced institutionalization of whiteness, disconnected the prior moorings of social identity for most South Africans, whatever their political persuasion In one of the most profound collective psychological experiences of the contemporary world, South Africans are renegotiating the meaning of thThe election of 1994, which heralded the demise of Apartheid as a legally enforced institutionalization of whiteness, disconnected the prior moorings of social identity for most South Africans, whatever their political persuasion In one of the most profound collective psychological experiences of the contemporary world, South Africans are renegotiating the meaning of their social positionalities In this book, Melissa Steyn, herself a white South African, grapples with what it means to be white, reflecting on events in her past that still resonate with her today Her research includes discourse with than fifty white South Africans who are faced with reinterpreting their old selves in the light of new knowledge and possibilities Framed within current debates of postcolonialism and postmodernism, Whiteness Just Isn t What It Used To Be explores how the changes in South Africa s social and political structure are changing the white population s identity and sense of self.

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    1. For most of my lifetime obsession with whiteness has dominated South African politics, society, economy and even the landscape When I heard quite recently that there was an academic discipline called Whiteness Studies my immediate reaction was negative Some of my blogging friends assured me that they had found it useful, and this was one of the books they recommended, and since it was based on stories told by people I found it in the library and began reading it Melissa Steyn collected stories f [...]

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