Status and Respectability in the Cape Colony, 1750-1870: A Tragedy of Manners

Status and Respectability in the Cape Colony, 1750-1870: A Tragedy of Manners

by Robert Ross
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521121256

ISBN-13: 9780521121255

Pub. Date: 10/15/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This compelling example of the new cultural history of South Africa is a subtle and wide-ranging study of status and respectability in the colonial Cape. Focusing on domestic relationships, gender, education, and religion, it analyzes values and modes of thinking current in different social strata, arguing that these cultural factors were related to high political

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This compelling example of the new cultural history of South Africa is a subtle and wide-ranging study of status and respectability in the colonial Cape. Focusing on domestic relationships, gender, education, and religion, it analyzes values and modes of thinking current in different social strata, arguing that these cultural factors were related to high political developments. The result is a rich account of changes in social identity that accompanied the transition from Dutch to British overrule, and the development of white racism and ideologies of resistance to white domination.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521121255
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/15/2009
Series:
African Studies Series, #98
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Under the VOC; 3. English and Dutch; 4. The content of respectability; 5. Christianity, status and respectability; 6. Outsiders; 7. Acceptance and rejection; 8. Conclusion.

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