Being good in a bad world: what's 'moral' for township youth?

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2008
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.Swartz
KEYWORDS: MORALITY, TOWNSHIP, VALUES IN SOCIETY, YOUTH
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Development (HSD)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/june-2008/township-youth
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 5392

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Abstract

How does growing up in a township affect your moral formation? Does it impact negatively or positively? Are township youth more or less moral than their middle-class counterparts? These were the key questions that led Sharlene Swartz to conduct her doctoral research on the moral lives of South Africa's township youth.