Representation of racial and sexual ‘others’ in Afrikaans popular romantic fiction by Sophia Kapp

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dc.contributor.author Vitackova, Martina
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-01T07:16:07Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-01T07:16:07Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.description.abstract This article provides a feminist critique of representation, analysing the way sexual and racial others are represented in the work of the Afrikaans popular romantic fiction writer Sophia Kapp. Comparing her first three novels to the latest one, the article points to a development in her writing and tracks the changes it has undergone over the course of the almost ten years of Kapp’s writing career. Starting off with exclusively white and heterosexual characters in her first novels, her latest novel includes a number of black and homosexual secondary characters. However, while these characters appear to be equal to the white hero and heroine, an analysis of their representation shows that they are rendered in such a way that they support the white heterosexual marriage as the unquestionable standard, and it becomes clear that the inclusion of sexual and racial others appears for the most part to be in the function of “surrogate and enabler” for the white heterosexual marriage ideal. en_ZA
dc.description.department Afrikaans en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2018 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.letterkunde.up.ac.za en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Vitackova, M. 2018, 'Representation of racial and sexual ‘others’ in Afrikaans popular romantic fiction by Sophia Kapp', Tydskrif vir Letterkunde, vol. 55, no. 1, pp. 122-133. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0041-476X (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2309-9070 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.17159/2309-9070/tvl.v.55i1.3480
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/65056
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Tydskrif vir Letterkunde Assosiasie en_ZA
dc.rights Tydskrif vir Letterkunde Assosiasie en_ZA
dc.subject Popular romantic fiction en_ZA
dc.subject Afrikaans en_ZA
dc.subject Sophia Kapp en_ZA
dc.subject Feminist critique of representation en_ZA
dc.subject Sexual others en_ZA
dc.subject Racial others en_ZA
dc.title Representation of racial and sexual ‘others’ in Afrikaans popular romantic fiction by Sophia Kapp en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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