User talk:Dodger67/Sandbox/Afrikaner identity politics

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Suggested sources[edit]

Take a look at this Google Scholar search result and pick out some of the most useful items, list them here. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 14:07, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

  • Witz, Leslie (2003). Apartheid's festival : contesting South Africa's national pasts. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. ISBN 9780253216137. 
  • Tamarkin, M (1996). Cecil Rhodes and the Cape Afrikaners : the imperial colossus and the colonial parish pump. London Portland, Or: Frank Cass. ISBN 9780714646275. 
  • Korf, L.; Malan, J. (2002). "Threat to Ethnic Identity: The Experience of White Afrikaans-Speaking Participants in Postapartheid South Africa". The Journal of Social Psychology. 142 (2): 149. doi:10.1080/00224540209603892. PMID 11999869. 
  • Davies, Rebecca (2009). Afrikaners in the New South Africa Identity Politics in a Globalised Economy. London: I.B. Tauris & Co. ISBN 9780857710123. 
  • Laubscher, L. (2005). "Afrikaner Identity and the Music of Johannes Kerkorrel". South African Journal of Psychology. 35 (2): 308. doi:10.1177/008124630503500209. 
  • Grundlingh, Albert (1999). "The King's Afrikaners? Enlistment and Ethnic Identity in the Union of South Africa's Defence Force During the Second World War, 1939-45". The Journal of African History. 40 (03): 351–365. ISSN 1469-5138.  Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  • Nauright, J. (1996). "A Besieged Tribe?: Nostalgia, White Cultural Identity and the Role of Rugby in a changing South Africa". International Review for the Sociology of Sport. 31: 69. doi:10.1177/101269029603100104. 
  • Giliomee, Hermann (July 1992). ""Broedertwis": Intra-Afrikaner Conflicts in the Transition from Apartheid". African Affairs. 91 (364): 339–364. JSTOR 722261. 
  • Ramutsindela, M. F. (1998). "Afrikaner Nationalism, Electioneering and the Politics of a Volkstaat". Politics. 18 (3): 179. doi:10.1111/1467-9256.00076. 
  • Louw-Potgieter, Johan (1988). Afrikaner dissidents : a social psychological study of identity and dissent. Multilingual Matters. ISBN 9781853590115. 
  • du Toit, André (1983). Afrikaner political thought: analysis and documents. Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 9780520043190. 
  • Crampton, A. (2001). "The Voortrekker Monument, the birth of apartheid, and beyond". Political Geography. 20 (2): 221. doi:10.1016/S0962-6298(00)00062-7. 
  • Kriel, M. (2006). "Fools, philologists and philosophers: Afrikaans and the politics of cultural nationalism". Politikon. 33: 45. doi:10.1080/02589340600618081. 
  • Berger, I. (1992). "Categories and Contexts: Reflections on the Politics of Identity in South Africa". Feminist Studies. 18 (2): 284. doi:10.2307/3178229. JSTOR 3178229. 
  • de Reuck, Jenny (October 1999). "Social Suffering and the Politics of Pain: Observations on the Concentration Camps in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902". English in Africa. 26 (2): 69–88. JSTOR 40238883. 

Ideas for article structure[edit]

I'm thinking a chronological structure would be the most suitable:

  • Beginning with the initial formation of the Cape Dutch identity where settlers and their offspring saw themseles as separate from their European "motherland".
  • The addition of French, German and other settlers further separated the inhabitants of the Cape from Holland.
  • Biebouw incident.
  • British take-over during the Napoleonic wars - cutting most of the remaining links the Cape Dutch had with the Netherlands.
  • Migrant Trekboere move into the Karoo area and become semi-isolated from the Cape.
  • Expansion of the colony eastwards and the ensuing conflict with the Xhosa, the separation of these "Oosgrens" settlers from the Cape "mainstream"
  • Slagtersnek Rebellion and the influx of the 1820 Settlers with their "liberal" ideas
  • Voortrekkers and the consolidation of the "Boer" identity distinct from the Cape "Afrikaner" identity
  • Genootskap van Regte Afrikaners.
  • Boer republics - the Voortrekkers settle down
  • Diamonds and gold
  • War with the British Empire, further alienating the Boer and Afrikaner
  • Boer defeat, Union and reconcilliation between Boer and Afrikaner
  • Partial merger of Boer and Afrikaner identity
  • 1914 Rebellion
  • Broederbond
  • Political power moves north
  • WW2 and resistance Ossewabrandwag
  • Afrikaner nationalism triumphant
  • Apartheid, internal conflict and international isolation
  • Verkramptes versus Verligtes, a distinct Boer identity re-emerges
  • F. W. de Klerk versus Eugene Terblanche and the end of Apartheid
  • Nelson Mandela goes to a rugby match
  • From Johannes Kerkorrel to Steve Hofmeyr, Volkspele to Oppikoppi.
  • Post-apartheid.

Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 14:14, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks Roger. A while ago I added some relevant further reading to the Afrikaner article, including an article by Pierre de Vos, and some relevant further reading to Johannes Kerkorrel. HelenOnline 14:33, 1 October 2013 (UTC)
That's awesome Helen, please feel free to have a go at adding to this draft. I've started with a single sentence, a cite and a handfull of See also links. Please let "the usual suspects" know about this draft - post a note at Wikiproject SA. I've already spent too much time on this today - I have exams to prepare for. Sorry about the "stream of consciousness" jumble above! Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 16:42, 1 October 2013 (UTC)
I am afraid I am quite busy at the moment too, so I am not volunteering right now sorry. All the best for the exams. HelenOnline 16:46, 1 October 2013 (UTC)
I've posted an invitation at WikiProject South Africa. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 07:49, 2 October 2013 (UTC)
I've edited the "stream of consciousness" post above into a proper list. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 08:02, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
This is well intended, but it is WP:SYN (many well researched truths grouped together) the boers died out with their language, religion and culture - they spoke dutch, their church was usurped and fundamentally changed, and after the 1930's odd, almost all those left in SA, simply became Afrikaners. The history of the boers has been used, abused, usurped, etc by so many all across the spectrum, face it, Steve Hofmeyer, Eugene Terreblanche, Johannes Kerkorrel are about as much boers as Barack Obama is a Kenyan... - i will help with this page, if you want to use it to link to a 'general history of all white afrikaans speaking people of south africa' but in doing so, it will also become a pov, etc. - as factually the boers culture never continued developing and simply ended. Just to add: From my great grandfathers handwritten diary, i have to read what he wrote regarding the late 19th and early 20th - as it happened to him, and obviously from his non npov pov, and then to read what is reflected in 'history' and it is sad how terribly poor the different pov is reflected and from my grandfathers diary, his non npov pov: gist of an entry about the zar nation and boers in general: - converted from the dutch it was written in: 'we are no more' - but, well this is i guess my current pov, and I am very open to other pov? so I am very keen to see how this can be pulled together? Zarpboer (talk) 09:39, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
In addition to a history section, I think what this article needs is an comprehensive examination of all the factors by which one used to identify as an "Afrikaner" - which has in the past included: membership in the Dutch Reformed Church or one of its sister denominations, varying degrees of European ancestry, and the use of Afrikaans as a first language.
@Zarpboer I think you're right - when I was in SA I couldn't find anybody in the casual mainstream who identified as a "Boer" as opposed to "Afrikaans"/"Afrikaner". I think the uniqueness of the particular subgroup has declined greatly; however, my understanding is that an article on Afrikaner identity would focus on the historical schism which existed between the Cape Afrikaners and the semi-nomadic Trekboere (later, the Boer Republics). There were some definite clashes of cultural and political interests. --Katangais (talk) 18:15, 28 June 2015 (UTC)