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Mandela's Children : Growing Up in Post-Apartheid South Africa - Oscar A. Barbarin

Mandela's Children

Growing Up in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Paperback Published: 19th July 2001
ISBN: 9780415924696
Number Of Pages: 328

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There is a gap between the hope for improved social conditions in post-apartheid South Africa and the grim reality of black life there is especially striking for South African children who face serious threats to their health and development as a consequence of poverty, racism, violence, and residual social inequality. "Mandela's Children" presents the contrasting conditions of "hope and peril" that characterize life in South African families, schools, and communities. Using empirical data and qualitative case studies, the authors analyze and discuss research on children's behavioral, emotional, and academic development and how they are influenced by community violence, household poverty and family functioning. This discussion is balanced by one that considers the competence, health and resilience of South African children.

List of Figuresp. viii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Social Transformation and Child Development in South Africap. 1
A Brief History of Institutional Racism in South Africap. 25
Urban Poverty and Living Standardsp. 43
The Decline of Political Violencep. 65
Rising Family and Community Violencep. 81
Physical Growth and Social Developmentp. 97
Self-Regulation of Attention, Behavior, and Emotionsp. 117
Urban Households and Family Relationshipsp. 137
Family Influences on Socioemotional Developmentp. 155
Poverty and Child Developmentp. 173
The Impact of Violence on Childrenp. 201
Comparing the Social Development of South African, Ugandan, and African-American Childrenp. 221
Between Hope and Peril: Adaptive Families, Resilient Childrenp. 243
Addressing the Needs of Childrenp. 265
Referencesp. 279
South African Child Assessment Schedulep. 289
Indexp. 303
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ISBN: 9780415924696
ISBN-10: 0415924693
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 19th July 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1

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