among male occupations. Non-European females are overwhelmingly prostitutes and domestic servants. Afrikaners are not
significantly overrepresented in relation to English speaking whites.
European men are 10 years older than nonwhite females on the
average, whereas European women are 2 years older than their
male nonwhite partners.
Alan Paton novel, Too Late the Phalarope ( New York: Scribner, 1953), besides being a masterful work of literature, gives a
perceptive analysis of this "miscegenophobia." We are indebted
to our colleagues S. E. Cruise, H. Dickie-Clark, K. Hill, J. Horton, E. Krige, H. Kuper, L. Kuper, and J. Mann for help and
advice, but the responsibility for the views contained in this
chapter is entirely our own.
Cf. I. D. MacCrone, Race Attitudes in South Africa ( London: Oxford University Press, 1937), p. 42; M. W. Spilhaus, The
First South Africans ( Cape Town: Juta, 1949), p. 127; M. Jeffreys
, "Where Do Coloureds Come From?" Drum ( August and
September 1959). Simon van der Steel, the Dutch governor of
the Cape, had a Javanese grandmother. At that time, culture
and religion were the criteria of status at the Cape rather than
race, so that Christianized half-castes enjoyed equal status with
the white burghers.
MacCrone, op. cit., p. 68; Spilhaus, op. cit., p. 130.
For a theoretical discussion of hypergamy, see Chapter 3.
O. F. Mentzel, A Description of the African Cape of Good
Hope, 1787 ( Cape Town: The van Riebeeck Society, 1944), II, 125.
Robert Percival, A n Account of the Cape of Good Hope ( London: C. and R. Baldwin, 1804), p. 291.
Mentzel, op. cit., II, 130.
Jacques Boulenger, Voyages de F. Vaillant dans l'Intérieur de
l'Afrique, 1781-1785 ( Paris; Plon, 1932), pp. 160-162. The
term Bastard was not derogatory at the time.
J. S. Marais, The Cape Coloured People, 1652-1937 ( London: Longmans, Green, 1939).
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Book title: Race and Ethnicity:Essays in Comparative Sociology.
Contributors: Pierre L. Van den Berghe - Author.
Publisher: Basic Books.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 1970.
Page number: 241.
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