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Author Verbuyst, Rafael, author.

Title Khoisan consciousness : an ethnography of emic histories and indigenous revivalism in post-apartheid Cape Town / by Rafael Verbuyst
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2022]


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 398 pages) : color illustrations
Series Afrika-studiecentrum series ; volume 42
Afrika-Studiecentrum series ; v. 42.
Summary "The Khoisan of the Cape are widely considered virtually extinct as a distinct collective following their decimation, dispossession and assimilation into the mixed-race group 'coloured' during colonialism and apartheid. However, since the democratic transition of 1994, increasing numbers of 'Khoisan revivalists' are rejecting their coloured identity and engaging in activism as indigenous people. Based on long-term ethnographic fieldwork in Cape Town, this book takes an unprecedented bottom-up approach. Centring emic perspectives, it scrutinizes Khoisan revivalism's origins and explores the diverse ways Khoisan revivalists engage with the past to articulate a sense of indigeneity and stake political claims"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 22, 2022)
Subject Khoikhoi (African people) -- South Africa -- Cape Town
San (African people) -- South Africa -- Cape Town
Indigenous peoples -- South Africa -- Cape Town
Colored people (South Africa) -- South Africa -- Cape Town
Colored people (South Africa)
Ethnic relations
Indigenous peoples
Khoikhoi (African people)
San (African people)
Cape Town (South Africa) -- Ethnic relations
South Africa -- Cape Town
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2022020259
ISBN 9004516611