Taiwanese Migrants and Apartheid: Learning About and Making Sense of Racial and Racist Discourse and Practices in Apartheid South Africa
Based on interviews with a sample of Taiwanese migrants who came to South Africa during the Apartheid years, this paper describes the race ideas and race discourse of the migrants before their arrival in South Africa. It deals with their learning about Apartheid, its ideology and practical implications. The world-view with which the migrants arrived in SA and which they initially used to make sense of Apartheid and South Africa's race categories and race discourse is re-constructed. Their post-arrival experiences and current views and discourse regarding "race" and the Apartheid system and ideology are then discussed.
Keywords: Race Discourse, Apartheid, Taiwanese Migrants, Taiwanese Migrants and Apartheid, Taiwanese Migrants and Race Discourse
Prof Kenneth Claude Jubber
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Cape Town
Research Assistant, University of Cape Town