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Title Impurity and Danger : Excerpt from Cape Calypso
Author Hemer, Oscar
Research Centre (Re)thinking Democracy (REDEM)
Editor Hemer, Oscar ; Povrzanovic Frykman, Maja ; Ristilammi, Per-Markku
Date 2020
English abstract
This chapter assumes that the globally resurging nationalism, identity politics and xenophobia may be explicated by the conceptual dichotomy Purity-Impurity. South Africa is an especially apt case for such analysis. Twenty-five years after the transition, its inhabitants are still divided according to the apartheid categories and very modest progress has been made in breaking former barriers and changing attitudes. Yet, whereas apartheid was one of the foremost applications of a “politics of purity”, the Western Cape has also historically been one of the epicentres of creolisation. By means of an experimental cross-genre (literary and academic) approach, the apartheid vision of “separate development” is here interrogated as suppressed creolisation. The chapter is an abbreviated excerpt from a forthcoming diptych on creolisation vs. racialisation in South Africa.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-28979-9_13 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Link https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-28979-9_13 .Icon
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Host/Issue Conviviality at the Crossroads : The poetics and politics of everyday encounters
ISBN 978-3-030-28978-2
978-3-030-28979-9
Language eng (iso)
Subject Purity
Impurity
Apartheid
Xenophobia
Creolisation
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Note This chapter is an abbreviated version of a chapter in the forthcoming... (see Details for more)
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