Research by John Dollard according to Seeking (2009;868) to the racially segregated town of Southertown demonstrates that in that period caste had replaced slavery as a means to maintain the essence of the old status. The aspects ascriptive membership of hierarchically ranked groups, impossibility of crossing to another group to another and prohibitions of intermarriage was in the Weberian analysis of class of South America was also within the South African context. I concur with Seeking (2009;870) citation of the Kuper’s analysis to South African in relation with the Weberian approach of class that in South Africa proletarianisation of the Native was one form in which race conflict was expressed. Although the author cites that the Weberian analysis to class has disintegrated in the modern South Africa l do not ascertain that this philosophy was carefully thought off as ownership of means of production is the most radical explanation to creation of status and class. It might of relevance according to Seeking (2009;878) that intra-racial status order may have based on respect, prestige, and deference but inter-racial order was based primarily on coercion, and that status distinction coexisted with differentiation by occupational class.
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