The external dimension in the transformation of Afrikaner Nationalism

Botha, André Pedro. (1995) The external dimension in the transformation of Afrikaner Nationalism. Masters thesis, Rhodes University.

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This work looks at Afrikaner Nationalism, and more closely the changes it has undergone in years since external pressure has been applied against it from as early as 1946. This has been accomplished by placing it against the background of the international context ego as in relation to India and the British Commonwealth. Following a discussion of the ideology of nationalism in general, the thesis examines the specific case of Afrikaner Nationalism, which it portrays as an example of ethnonationalism. This latter is distinguished by familial ties and other stereotypes. After outlining the changing characteristics of Afrikaner Nationalism over time by reference to pronounciations by its leaders and other prominent spokesmen, this process of change is analysed with particular regard to the role played by international and other external pressures upon Afrikaner Nationalism. By carefully describing the changing attitudes of elite groups within Afrikaner Nationalism, the thesis assesses the impact of external factors. Then it is reasonably stated in this work that Afrikaner elites have become less exclusive under external pressure. The writer of this study is of the opinion that, give the fact that the doors of the National Party were thrown open, Afrikaner Nationalism and its aforementioned ideological organ are no longer identical.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Afrikaner nationalism, Ethno-nationalism, Change, Ideology, External factors, Elite groups
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Humanities > Political Studies and International Studies
Supervisors:Daniel, John and Southall, Roger and Van Wyk, Koos and Bradshaw, Gavin
ID Code:3328
Deposited By: Philip Clarke
Deposited On:07 Sep 2012 14:27
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