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"Whiteness just isn't what it used to be" : white identity in a changing South Africa, Melissa E. Steyn

Label
"Whiteness just isn't what it used to be" : white identity in a changing South Africa
Title
"Whiteness just isn't what it used to be"
Title remainder
white identity in a changing South Africa
Statement of responsibility
Melissa E. Steyn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 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 more 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."--BOOK JACKET
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Steyn, Melissa E
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series, interruptions -- border testimony(ies) and critical discourses
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whites
  • Whites
  • South Africa
  • South Africa
  • South Africa
Label
"Whiteness just isn't what it used to be" : white identity in a changing South Africa, Melissa E. Steyn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-214) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • Narrative Two: This Shouldn't Happen to A White
  • 6.
  • Narrative Three: Don't Think White, It's All Right
  • 7.
  • Narrative Four: A Whiter Shade of White
  • 8.
  • Narrative Five: Under African Skies (or White, but Not Quite)
  • 9.
  • Conclusion: Whiteness Just Isn't What It Used to Be
  • 1.
  • App. 1.
  • Methodology
  • App. 2.
  • Brief Chronology of South African Political Events
  • A Master Narrative of Whiteness
  • 2.
  • "White" South Africans
  • 3.
  • Things Bad Begun: Growing up "White"
  • 4.
  • Narrative One: Still Colonial after All These Years
Control code
5935022
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxxix, 228 p.
Isbn
9780791450802
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
00053154
System control number
  • (DLC) 00053154
  • 5935022
  • (BNAtoc) 00053154
Label
"Whiteness just isn't what it used to be" : white identity in a changing South Africa, Melissa E. Steyn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-214) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • Narrative Two: This Shouldn't Happen to A White
  • 6.
  • Narrative Three: Don't Think White, It's All Right
  • 7.
  • Narrative Four: A Whiter Shade of White
  • 8.
  • Narrative Five: Under African Skies (or White, but Not Quite)
  • 9.
  • Conclusion: Whiteness Just Isn't What It Used to Be
  • 1.
  • App. 1.
  • Methodology
  • App. 2.
  • Brief Chronology of South African Political Events
  • A Master Narrative of Whiteness
  • 2.
  • "White" South Africans
  • 3.
  • Things Bad Begun: Growing up "White"
  • 4.
  • Narrative One: Still Colonial after All These Years
Control code
5935022
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxxix, 228 p.
Isbn
9780791450802
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
00053154
System control number
  • (DLC) 00053154
  • 5935022
  • (BNAtoc) 00053154

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