Stratification in Port Nolloth

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dc.contributor.advisor Wilson, Monica en_ZA West, Martin en_ZA 2017-05-19T12:42:32Z 2017-05-19T12:42:32Z 1969 en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The problem set in this project was to study stratification in Port Nolloth society. It was clear from the start that Port Nolloth society was highly stratified, and that the major strata were formed by the White, Coloured and African people in the town. As the study progressed, divisions within the major strata became apparent, and at once a terminological problem was raised: could the major strata be regarded as castes, with their sub-divisions as classes, or were the divisions of the same order, making the stratification system one of class and sub-class? It became apparent, however, that the major strata and their sub-divisions were not of the same order, the main difference being that the former were endogamous groups of a rigid nature, whereas the latter allowed considerable social mobility. This suggested a system of stratification similar to that posited by van den Berghe tor another South African town, where he considered that "the stratification system can be described as a dual hierarchy of closed castes sub-divided into open classes". en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Social Anthroplogy en_ZA
dc.title Stratification in Port Nolloth en_ZA
dc.type Thesis en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Social Anthropology en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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