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dc.contributor.advisorWade, Jean Philippe.
dc.creatorNyambuya, Venencia.
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-14T10:48:46Z
dc.date.available2018-06-14T10:48:46Z
dc.date.created2016
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10413/15310
dc.descriptionMaster of Arts in Media and Cultural Studies. University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 2016.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe borders of the Rainbow nation opened up in 1994 after Nelson Mandela became president. Since that time South Africa is faced with immigration issues which have led to an influx of foreigners in search for a better life away from subjugation, civil wars, and extreme poverty. The influx has brought discontent among the local citizens which generated xenophobic violence against many of these foreigners. Xenophobia was largely unknown in Africa and only came to be popular when it first erupted in South Africa. It was previously a term known mostly in academic, government, and social work circles. Although attacks of foreigners have been sporadic over the last two decades, two concentrated waves of xenophobia occurred in 2008 and 2015, leading to many deaths, and widespread looting and destruction of the property of foreigners. Xenophobia is now a general feature in the South African media, and in anti-xenophobia campaigns. The city and province where this study was limited to (greater Durban, KwaZulu-Natal), experienced a great deal of this xenophobic violence. The current study sought to describe and understand the lived experience of xenophobia by African foreigners in Durban (KwaZulu Natal). The study adopted a qualitative approach and the methodology used was a narrative approach. The findings of the study showed that the research participants, as a combined group, have lived through a wide range of xenophobic experiences including physical violence and that the research participants’ personal characteristics influenced their exposure to and experience of xenophobia. The study contributes to the understanding of the lived experience of xenophobia.en_US
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_US
dc.subjectEnglish, Media and Performance Studies.en_US
dc.subject.otherXenophobic attack.en_US
dc.subject.otherViolence against foreigners.en_US
dc.subject.otherImmigrant communities - South Africa.en_US
dc.subject.otherHuman rights violations.en_US
dc.subject.otherLocal political players.en_US
dc.subject.otherXenophobic violence.en_US
dc.titleLife-stories : ethnographic portraits of victims of the 2015 xenophobic attacks in Durban - South Africa.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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