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An analysis of the arrival, settlement and domestic arrangements of South Asian Muslim salon workers in Durban.
This study examines the arrival and settlement of a sample of South Asian Muslim male migrants who are salon owners and salon employees in Durban, South Africa. The increasing visibility of the expansion of Pakistani, ...
Analyzing the inscribed body : an investigation of how the uniform inscribes the body of Zulu-speaking domestics workers in Queensburgh, Durban.
Domestic workers are commonplace in South African society, with most middle to upper-class homes employing a domestic worker. Recently the area of domestic work in South Africa has gained much needed attention with regard ...
An exploratory study of the experiences of care-givers of children with autism in KwaZulu-Natal.
The term ‘autism’ was first used in 1906 to describe a condition in adults. The term was later used again in 1943 and 1944 by Leo Kanner and Hans Asperger respectively who used the term to describe symptoms found in ...
Youth violence and the changing African family in an urban township : the case of Umlazi.
My interest in pursuing this study is based on the response to the frequent media reports with regard to antisocial behaviour in schools and a virtual breakdown of the moral fibre in society. There is a growing interest ...
Performing illness and health: the humanistic value of cancer narratives.
(University of Western Cape., 2012)
Cancer is a potent example of a disease that grips and plays out on the body in ways that are both visceral and visual. This paper explores issues of disease and disorder, functioning and malfunctioning in bodies marked ...
Unfinished journeys : an exploration of agency within Somali women's lives and livelihoods in Johannesburg.
No abstract available.
A qualitative study focusing on coping mechanisms for black diabetic women between the ages of 40-50 years.
This is a study on black diabetic women in Durban, UMlazi N Section in South Africa. The study seeks to explore the cultural meanings that are attached to diabetes as well as examine the coping mechanisms that the women ...
Brotherhood solidarity and the (re) negotiation of identity among Senegalese migrants in Durban.
This thesis based on a study titled “Brotherhood Solidarity and the (re) negotiation of identity among Senegalese migrants in Durban” examined Senegalese migration to South Africa, particularly Durban, and sought to show ...
Food decisions and cultural perceptions of overweight and obesity : the case of Zulu women in Durban, South Africa.
This study investigates why Durban-based Zulu women in particular are experiencing a fairly recent exaggerated trend in weight gain. Relatively little has been written on this subject from a cultural anthropology perspective ...
The cultural construction of illness amongst isiZulu-speaking nurses : probing nurses' understanding of patient's illness and health in hospitals.
This study attempts to understand how cultural constructions of illness amongst isiZulu-speaking nurses shape their understanding of health, illness and patient care. The study thus takes as a backdrop, the idea that ...