Een warm welkom voor blanke nieuwkomers? Nederlandse emigratie en Zuid-Afrikaanse natievorming (1902-1961)

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    Abstract

    This article examines the dynamics between European emigration and the
    South African immigration policy and nation building in the years 1902-1961.
    It investigates changing ideas and regulations that promoted or impeded
    transnational mobility of certain national and ethnic categories of ’white’ migrants from Europe to South Africa, and it shows how Dutch emigration fitted
    into this pattern. A pattern that was determined by a controversy between
    advocates of an inclusive policy that aimed at opening up the country to white
    immigrants from all over Europe, and those who were in favour of an exclusive
    policy that was primarily concerned with strengthening their ‘own’ Protestant,
    Afrikaans political culture (protecting it from British, Jewish, and catholic influences). When the Dutch government found it necessary to stimulate Dutch
    emigration, it called on the alleged ‘kinship’ (stamverwantschap) between
    Dutch and Afrikaner part of the South African population to overcome the obstacles.Dutch newcomers soon were welcomed again to strengthen Afrikaner
    nationalism and thus support the Apartheid regime.
    Original languageDutch
    Pages (from-to)2 - 39
    Number of pages38
    JournalTijdschrift voor Sociale en Economische Geschiedenis
    Volume10
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 15-Mar-2013

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