Growing up in a Divided Society: The Contexts of Childhood in South Africa

Growing up in a Divided Society: The Contexts of Childhood in South Africa


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ISBN-13: 9780810108615
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Publication date: 06/01/1990
Edition description: 2
Pages: 454
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Sandra Burman is Research Fellow at Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford, and Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Cape Town.

Pamela Reynolds is an anthropologist and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Zimbabwe.

Desmond Tutu is the Archbishop of Cape Town and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.

Robert Coles is Director of the School of Public Health at Harvard University.

Table of Contents

The Contributors
Foreword to the American Edition

1. The Contexts of Childhood in South Africa: An Introduction
Sandra Burman

2. Household Composition and Structure in South Africa
Charles Simkins

3. Childhood Health in South Africa
Christopher Molteno, Maurice Kibel, and Mary Roberts

4. The Care of the Apartheid Child: An Urban African Study
Jacklyn Cock, Erica Emdon, and Barbara Klugman

5. Perspectives on Education in South Africa
Bill Nasson

6. When Families Splot: Custody on Divorce in South Africa
Sandra Burman and Rebecca Fuchs

7. Beginning Life in an Apartheid Society: Childbirth in South Africa
Helen Zille

8. Beginning Life in Apartheid Society: A Review of South African Research
Don Foster

9. Growing Up an Afrikaner
Pieter le Roux

10. The Open Ghetto: Growing Up Jewish in South Africa
Sally Frankental and Milton Shain

11. Children of the Sugar Company: Traidtion and Change in an Indian Community
Gina Buijs

12. The Children of the 'Surplus People': A Case Study of Elukhanyweni
Ina Roux

13. Strollers—Street Children of Cape Town
Wilfried Schärf, Marlene Powell, and Edgar Thomas

14. Children's Use of Language in District Six
Kay McCormick

15. Calling Kin in Crossroads
Pamela Reynolds

16. First Steps: A Photographic Essay
Paul Alberts

17. Children in Turmoil: The Effects of the Unrest on Township Children
Frank Chikane

18. Children in Prison
Fiona McLachlan

19. The End of Childhood: An Anthropological Vignette
Eleanor Preston-Whyte and Jennifer Louw

20. Afterword
Pamela Reynolds

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