n De Arte - Laubser, land and labour : image-making and Afrikaner nationalism in the late 1920s and early 1930s : research

Volume 2001, Issue 64
  • ISSN : 0004-3389
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Like all nationalisms, Afrikaner nationalism was invented: before the mobilization of Afrikaner ethnic consciousness in the early twentieth century, Afrikaners were a disparate group of people with no real common sense of national identity. The invention of Afrikaner identity was historically contingent and needs to be seen against the background of British imperialist policies and economic and social changes of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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