The Moral Ecology of South Africa's Township Youth
This book provides an engagingaccount 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 howpartial-parenting, partial-schooling, and pervasive poverty contributes to how a group of young people construct right and wrong andwhat rules govern their behavior....more
Hardcover, 248 pages
Published December 15th 2009 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published November 24th 2009)
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An academic inquiry into how moral choices are conceived by poor, black youth in post-Apartheid South Africa. Especially poignant because it is written in the shadow of a culture of violence in South African cities that keep this country's people feeling constantly besieged. Yet, the author avoids the tendency to categorize these youth, and instead treats them as ambassadors of their own inner lives. In response, they speak openly, in some cases even when describing despicable, criminal acts. It...more