Satanism and Family Murder in Late Apartheid South Africa

Imagining the End of Whiteness

  • Nicky Falkof

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: Dark Tales, White Wolves

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      Pages 1-14
  3. Satanism

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      Pages 15-15
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  4. Family Murder

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      Pages 103-103
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  5. Conclusion: The End of Whiteness

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      Pages 189-199
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 200-223

About this book

Introduction

This book discusses two moral panics that appeared in the media in late apartheid South Africa: the Satanism scare and the so-called epidemic of white family murder. The analysis of these symptoms of social and political change reveals important truths about whiteness, gender, violence, history, nationalism and injustice in South Africa and beyond.

Keywords

Whiteness South Africa Afrikaners Apartheid Race Masculinity Cultural studies Satanism Family murder Violence Cultural Studies gender identity violence

Authors and affiliations

  • Nicky Falkof
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  1. 1.University of the WitwatersrandSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137503053
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Media & Culture Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-57196-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-50305-3
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