Life in a South African household, 1909 - 1923 : changing patterns in leisure and servitude

dc.contributor.authorVan der Waag, Ian
dc.identifier.citationVan der Waag, I. 2011. Life in a South African household, 1909-1923 : changing patterns in leisure and servitude, South African Review of Sociology, 42(2), 8—28, doi:10.1080/21528586.2011.582343.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2152-8586 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2072-1978 (online)
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dc.description.abstractDomestic history in South Africa is largely an unploughed field. Yet, for much of South Africa’s past, households were the places where concerns about class, gender and race intersected, at a very close, personal, level. Moreover, it was in the residences of the power elite that the contradictions between the ideas of a migrant aristocracy, notions of empire, and the practical needs for the maintenance of an ostentatious lifestyle, are revealed. In this paper, I use one elite household in Johannesburg (1909-1923) as a lens through which to explore a variety of these domestic experiences and expose the nexus between race, class and empire in South African domestic history at the turn of the twentieth century and so further develop ideas first advanced in my article in the Journal of Family History (2007).en_ZA
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis; UNISA Pressen_ZA
dc.subjectDomestic historyen_ZA
dc.subjectWyndham, Hugh Archibalden_ZA
dc.subjectWyndham, Mauden_ZA
dc.subjectWyndhams -- Social life and customsen_ZA
dc.subjectWyndhams -- Conduct of lifeen_ZA
dc.subjectSouth Africa -- Social historyen_ZA
dc.titleLife in a South African household, 1909 - 1923 : changing patterns in leisure and servitudeen_ZA
dc.description.versionAuthor's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderTaylor & Francisen_ZA

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