What does it mean to be a child in South Africa today? This question is answerable only in the context of arpartheid, the legalized separation of "races" that determines all aspects of life in that country. In Growing Up in a Divided Society, scholars from a wide range of disciplines explore the devastating, pervasive, and profound effects of apartheid and racism on the children of South Africa.
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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
Foreword to the American Edition
1. The Contexts of Childhood in South Africa: An Introduction
2. Household Composition and Structure in South Africa
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
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
8. Beginning Life in Apartheid Society: A Review of South African Research
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
12. The Children of the 'Surplus People': A Case Study of Elukhanyweni
13. StrollersStreet Children of Cape Town
Wilfried Schärf, Marlene Powell, and Edgar Thomas
14. Children's Use of Language in District Six
15. Calling Kin in Crossroads
16. First Steps: A Photographic Essay
17. Children in Turmoil: The Effects of the Unrest on Township Children
18. Children in Prison
19. The End of Childhood: An Anthropological Vignette
Eleanor Preston-Whyte and Jennifer Louw