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Deconstructing and dismantling Afrikaner female identity

24 April 2018 12:27 PM
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Afrikaner identity
Professor Christi van der Westhuizen
#TheEusebiusMcKaiserShow
Christi van der Westhuizen speaks about her book Sitting Pretty: White Afrikaans Women in Post apartheid South Africa.

Eusebius McKaiser speaks to Author and Associate Professor in Sociology at the University of Pretoria Christi van der Westhuizen about her book Sitting Pretty: White Afrikaans Women in Post apartheid South Africa.

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This book explores this post apartheid identity through different concepts.

Van der Westhuizen said it was interesting to see the turnout at the book launches, with varying types of people interested in that identity and how to make sense of it.

Particularly women who occupy this position, plus-minus - and I say plus minus because you never completely achieve this form of whiteness and this form of hetero femininity. But my own interest in it comes really from way back. I have actually been accused of trying to destroy Afrikaner identity. I am definitely trying to deconstruct it and to dismantle aspects of it.

Christi van der Westhuizen, Author and Associate Professor in Sociology at the University

She adds that it is very important for her that as Afrikaners there is a need to be self-reflective, and to think very carefully about their past and their present.

And ensure that we are not reproducing exactly those kinds of terms that we had actually imposed through the system of apartheid on people.

Christi van der Westhuizen, Author and Associate Professor in Sociology at the University

Listen below about this fascinating book:


24 April 2018 12:27 PM
Tags:
books
Afrikaner identity
Professor Christi van der Westhuizen
#TheEusebiusMcKaiserShow

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