Ikasi: the moral ecology of South Africa's township youth

OUTPUT TYPE: Monograph (Book)
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2009
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.Swartz
KEYWORDS: MORALITY, TOWNSHIP, VALUES IN SOCIETY, YOUTH
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Development (HSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 6145

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Abstract

Here is an engaging account of the moral lives of young black South Africans once the struggle against apartheid ended and took away their object of political resistance. It shows how partial-parenting, partial-schooling, and pervasive poverty contributes to how a group of young people construct right and wrong and what rules govern their behavior.