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Postkolonialiteit in die twintigste- en een-en-twintigste-eeuse Afrikaanse drama met klem op die na-sestigers

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dc.contributor.advisor Coetser, J. L. (Johannes Lodewikus), 1952- en Van der Merwe, Anna Susanna Petronella en 2009-08-25T10:50:46Z 2009-08-25T10:50:46Z 2003-11 2003-11-30 en
dc.identifier.citation Van der Merwe, Anna Susanna Petronella (2003) Postkolonialiteit in die twintigste- en een-en-twintigste-eeuse Afrikaanse drama met klem op die na-sestigers, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description Text in Afrikaans
dc.description.abstract In this thesis the term post-colonialism in the Afrikaans drama is investigated, focussing on the post-sixties. The term post-colonialism is difficult to define. Not only are theories of post-colonialism in a state of continuous flux and shifting emphasis, but as a result of different colonial dominations, separate identities have been constructed in South-Africa; so that defining the terms colonial, post colonial and post-colonial proves to be even more problematic. The purpose of this study is to determine to what extent the Afrikaans drama fits into these discourses. The basic point of departure is the fact that post-colonialism played a considerable role in the development of the Afrikaans drama, at the same time providing a more varied scope. The research covers several aspects of post-colonialism in Afrikaans drama; each dealt with in a separate chapter. A multitude of perspectives are featured within the broader discourse in order to obtain multiple norms and standards in a phase of self-criticism. The focus falls mainly on themes and not on performance aspects. New perspectives on issues such as canon texts, silence, hero-worship, the portrayal of woman, patriarchy, and neo-colonialism are presented (chapter 1). In chapter 2 focus falls on the period before 1960, and notably the question of nationalism (associated with apartheid) and the portrayal of the Afrikaner. The literary canon, forms of violence and the position of the super-Afrikaner are viewed in a new light during the re-writing of post-colonial history and the resulting paradigm shifts after 1960. Renewed emphasis is placed on discourse concerning land (chapter 3). Contrasting concepts regarding race, class, language, gender and religion are reconsidered in order to contribute towards the heterogeneous nature of post-colonialism (chapter 4). The function of theatre is to re-evaluate in the context of a post-1994 democratic system. Texts now focus especially on empowerment, re-discovery and re-ordering of history, reconciliation, inter-cultural contact and a post-apartheid syndrome (chapter 5). Anti-hegemonic resistance in Afrikaans literature since the sixties has confronted writers with the challenge of depicting or creating a larger post-colonial reality through their texts. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (241 leaves)
dc.language.iso af
dc.subject Identity crisis en
dc.subject Land/location as symbol of identity en
dc.subject Re-writing of post-colonial history en
dc.subject Diaspora/'sense of belonging' en
dc.subject Shift in paradigm en
dc.subject Alternative and symptomatic reading practices en
dc.subject Power relations/central: power/margin: less power en
dc.subject Post-colonial core problems and guises en
dc.subject Orientalism en
dc.subject Nationalism en
dc.subject Neo-colonialism en
dc.subject We/you (binary-) relations en
dc.subject Cultural diversity en
dc.subject Heterogeneity/racism en
dc.subject.ddc 839.362009
dc.subject.lcsh Afrikaans drama -- History and criticism
dc.subject.lcsh Afrikaans drama -- Themes, motives
dc.subject.lcsh Afrikaans drama -- Political aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Politics and literature -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Postcolonialism in literature
dc.title Postkolonialiteit in die twintigste- en een-en-twintigste-eeuse Afrikaanse drama met klem op die na-sestigers en
dc.title.alternative Postkolonialiteit in 20ste- en 21ste-eeuse Afrikaanse drama met klem op die na-sestigers
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Afrikaans and Theory of Literature en D. Litt. et Phil. (Afrikaans) en

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