Traversing racial boundaries: thoughts on a rainbow nation

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Ross, Fiona C en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Forrest, Tana Nolethu en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-26T14:06:52Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-26T14:06:52Z
dc.date.issued 2014 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Forrest, T. 2014. Traversing racial boundaries: thoughts on a rainbow nation. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12840
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This research begins to reflect on how multiracial families navigate racialised difference in everyday life in South Africa. It utilises qualitative data collected in both Mahikeng and Cape Town, to throw light on various people’s lived experience of race in South Africa, whilst concurrently drawing from the large discourse on race in South Africa and elsewhere. The findings suggest that multiracial families are interacting with the remnants of Apartheid still evident in South Africa - most notably in discourses of racially homogenous kinship and racial categorisation – whilst concurrently thinking about new ways to engage with and envision possibilities beyond the dominant discourses of race evident in South Africa at present. These possibilities take the forms of recognising kinship which crosses racial and biological boundaries, engaging with the limitations of Apartheid racial categorisation in a space where Apartheid and all legislation pertaining to interracial relationships has been dismantled, and formulating new language with which to accommodate racial diversity. This implies that whilst South Africa remains haunted by its past, possibilities for alternative ways of engaging with race are emerging. The research contributes to on-going debates about how racialized difference is accommodated within post-apartheid South Africa. It allows for critical reflection on (a) the state of the family in South Africa; (b) formations of difference and similarity and(c) the ways in which historically racialised discourse and practice remain embedded in everyday social interactions. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Anthropology en_ZA
dc.title Traversing racial boundaries: thoughts on a rainbow nation en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
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
dc.type.qualificationname MSocSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Forrest, T. N. (2014). <i>Traversing racial boundaries: thoughts on a rainbow nation</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Social Anthropology. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12840 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Forrest, Tana Nolethu. <i>"Traversing racial boundaries: thoughts on a rainbow nation."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Social Anthropology, 2014. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12840 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Forrest TN. Traversing racial boundaries: thoughts on a rainbow nation. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Social Anthropology, 2014 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12840 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Forrest, Tana Nolethu AB - This research begins to reflect on how multiracial families navigate racialised difference in everyday life in South Africa. It utilises qualitative data collected in both Mahikeng and Cape Town, to throw light on various people’s lived experience of race in South Africa, whilst concurrently drawing from the large discourse on race in South Africa and elsewhere. The findings suggest that multiracial families are interacting with the remnants of Apartheid still evident in South Africa - most notably in discourses of racially homogenous kinship and racial categorisation – whilst concurrently thinking about new ways to engage with and envision possibilities beyond the dominant discourses of race evident in South Africa at present. These possibilities take the forms of recognising kinship which crosses racial and biological boundaries, engaging with the limitations of Apartheid racial categorisation in a space where Apartheid and all legislation pertaining to interracial relationships has been dismantled, and formulating new language with which to accommodate racial diversity. This implies that whilst South Africa remains haunted by its past, possibilities for alternative ways of engaging with race are emerging. The research contributes to on-going debates about how racialized difference is accommodated within post-apartheid South Africa. It allows for critical reflection on (a) the state of the family in South Africa; (b) formations of difference and similarity and(c) the ways in which historically racialised discourse and practice remain embedded in everyday social interactions. DA - 2014 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2014 T1 - Traversing racial boundaries: thoughts on a rainbow nation TI - Traversing racial boundaries: thoughts on a rainbow nation UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12840 ER - en_ZA


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