Rehabilitating a whiteness disgraced: Afrikaner white talk in post‐apartheid South Africa

  title={Rehabilitating a whiteness disgraced: Afrikaner white talk in post‐apartheid South Africa},
  author={Melissa Steyn},
  journal={Communication Quarterly},
  pages={143 - 169}
  • Melissa Steyn
  • Published 1 March 2004
  • History
  • Communication Quarterly
This paper is part of a longer work on whiteness in post‐apartheid South Africa, which analyzes the discourses resistant to transformation in the country, labeled “white talk.” Based on a discourse analysis of the 2001 letters to the editor of Rapport newspaper, a national Afrikaans Sunday newspaper, this paper focuses on aspects of “white talk” within Afrikaans speaking South Africa. Afrikaner whiteness has an affinity with subaltern whiteness, in that Afrikaners contended with the more… Expand
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