#doomsdayprepper: Analysing the online prepper community on Instagram1

Title: #doomsdayprepper: Analysing the online prepper community on Instagram1 Abstract Prepping, the activity of preparing for large-scale disasters, has become a global phenomenon and received increasing attention in academic circles recently. Since online platforms play a key role in this movement, the current study analyses images posted on the social media platform, Instagram. Using machine… Continue reading #doomsdayprepper: Analysing the online prepper community on Instagram1

Doomsday Preppers on a national scale: The National Party’s preparations for self-sufficiency during apartheid

Burgert Senekal Abstract As individual preppers prepare for emergencies by stockpiling food, weapons and water, the National Party (NP) government of South Africa started preparing for extensive isolation in the 1960s because of its racial policies. This article examines the measures taken by the NP government to mitigate the effects of sanctions, embargoes and boycotts,… Continue reading Doomsday Preppers on a national scale: The National Party’s preparations for self-sufficiency during apartheid