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dc.contributor.authorErasmus, Piet
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-06T06:27:38Z
dc.date.available2017-09-06T06:27:38Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.citationErasmus, P. (2004). Ethnic humour, identity, and the loss of Afrikaner hegemony. Acta Academica, 36(3), 47-72.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0587-2405 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2415-0479 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/6787
dc.description.abstractEnglish: Humour is multi-faceted, and this article demonstrates that one of these facets relates to the notion of ethnic identity. The ethnic humour of the Afrikaner is analysed and the conclusion is drawn that the Afrikaner has used ethnic humour as a hegemonic instrument for categorising “others” in predominantly negative ways. At present Afrikaners constitute a minority group in the country, no longer possessing constitutional power, and their cultural values and opinions are no longer dominant. The article maintains that, if Afrikaners find it possible to discard the idea of “identity-as-negative-otherness”, they should be able to carve out a positive and empowering identity within the South African discourse by using humour. Furthermore, this same sense of humour may be employed as a literature of protest or as a “minority literature” to oppose the “new” hegemonic order in the country.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractAfrikaansa: Humor is veelfasettig en in hierdie artikel word ’n verband met identiteit uitgelig. Die Afrikaner se etniese humor word ontleed en daar word tot die gevolgtrekking gekom dat die Afrikaner etniese humor as ’n hegemoniese instrument aangewend het om “andere” oorwegend negatief te kategoriseer. Afrikaners is tans ’n minderheidsgroep in die land; hul beskik nie meer alleen oor die konstitusionele mag nie en hul kulturele waardes en beskouings is nie meer dominant nie. Aansluitend hierby, word betoog dat indien Afrikaners kan wegdoen met die idee van “identiteit-asnegatiewe-andersheid” hul humor, enersyds, aangewend kan word om ’n positiewe en bemagtigende identiteit in die Suid-Afrikaanse diskoers te onderhandel. Andersyds, kan dit as verset- of minderheidsliteratuur aangewend word om simbolies protes aan te teken en weerstand uit te druk teen ’n “nuwe” hegemoniese orde in die land.af
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectAfrikaneren_ZA
dc.subjectEthnic humouren_ZA
dc.subjectAfrikaner hegemonyen_ZA
dc.subjectHumouren_ZA
dc.subjectAfrikaner ethnic humouren_ZA
dc.titleEthnic humour, identity, and the loss of Afrikaner hegemonyen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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dc.rights.holderUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA


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