The Making of Griqua, Inc.

Indigenous struggles for land and autonomy in South Africa

By Erwin Schweitzer

With the dawn of democracy in South Africa in 1994, the struggle of the indigenous Griqua people for land has gained new momentum. Having lost most of their ancestral land in the 19th century due to colonialism, the Griqua people are now using new legal opportunities to reclaim land. On their re-obtained land, the Griqua dwell, farm, celebrate indigenous festivals, and create cultural villages for tourists. In doing so, they are currently contributing to the making of 'Ethnicity, Inc.', the double process of commodification of culture and creation of ethnic businesses. (Series: Legal Anthropology and Indigenous Rights - Vol. 2) [Subject: Anthropology, Indigenous Studies, African Studies, Cultural Studies, Ethnic Studies, Business]

Publication Date: 9/2/2015
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643905772