Race and Ethnicity: Essays in Comparative Sociology

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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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