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Emerging patterns of social identification in post-apartheid South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Bornman, Elirea
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-16T09:32:00Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-16T09:32:00Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Bornman, E 2010, 'Emerging Patterns of social identification in postapartheid South Africa', Journal of Social Issues, vol. 66, no. 2, pp. 237-254. en
dc.identifier.issn 1540-4560
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/5215
dc.description.abstract Theorists acknowledge the possibility of multiple group identification where groups are imbedded in hierarchical structures that can change as the environment changes. This article investigates national, subnational, and supranational identification and the possible impact of social and political change on identity structures in South Africa. The results of three surveys conducted in 1994, 1998, and 2001 are discussed. While national and African identities have apparently strengthened among Blacks since 1994, national identification seems to have diminished among Afrikaans-speaking Whites in favor of ethnic identification. Some potential consequences of and directions for future research are discussed. en
dc.description.sponsorship The author thanks the John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation for a grant that made the research for the third study reported in this article possible. The author is willing to send breakdowns of the data in terms of demographic variables to any person who is interested. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Social identity en
dc.subject Group identity
dc.subject Multiple identity
dc.subject Racial identity
dc.subject Ethnic identity
dc.subject National identity
dc.subject Post-apartheid
dc.title Emerging patterns of social identification in post-apartheid South Africa en
dc.type Article en


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