n Historia - Kent gij dat volk : the Anglo-Boer War and Afrikaner identity in postmodern perspective
|Article Title||Kent gij dat volk : the Anglo-Boer War and Afrikaner identity in postmodern perspective|
|© Publisher:||Historical Association of South Africa (HASA)|
|Affiliations||1 University of Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Nov 2011|
|Pages||59 - 72|
Professional historians have proved resistant to the claims of postmodernism, which they see as highly theoretical, rather theatrical and decidedly threatening. As a result, the debate has become polarised, with proponents of postmodernism dismissing traditional historians as "positivist troglodytes", while reconstructionist and constructionist historians speak in "historicidal" terms of deconstructionism.
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