Prof Kees van der Waal

(Stellenbosch University, South Africa)



D. Litt. et Phil., Johannesburg, 1986

Emeritus Professor in Social Anthropology

Ongoing Interests: Afrikaans and Cultural Politics; Transformations in the Lowveld; Development Interventions in the Cape Winelands; History of South African Anthropology; Ethnographic Fieldwork

Selected Publications:

  • 2011 De la Rey and the Revival of Afrikaner Dignity: Nostalgia in the Post-Apartheid Culture Industry. Journal of Southern African Studies 37(4):763-779 (with Steven Robins).
  • 2012 Creolisation and purity: the contested social and symbolic lifes of Afrikaans. African Studies 71(3):446-463.
  • 2014 Winelands, Wealth and Work. Pietermaritzburg: UKZN Press (editor).
  • 2015 Long walk from volkekunde to anthropology: reflections on representing the human in South Africa. Anthropology Southern Africa, 38 (3&4).