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Id 797
Author Lundgren B., Scheckle E.
Title Hope and future: youth identity shaping in post-apartheid South Africa

Lundgren B., Scheckle E.; Hope and future: youth identity shaping in post-apartheid South Africa ;International Journal of Adolescence and Youth vol:24.0 issue: 1 page:51

Keywords culture; Identity; participatory approach; reflective writing; township youth
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Abstract This study explores what South African township youth presented as significant elements in their identity shaping. The youth participants were invited to take photographs and engage in reflective writing to explain the significance of what they had photographed. The theoretical framework is post modern and post apartheid views of identity, where language is the medium for expressing experiences, feelings and identity. We used a methodological framework of participatory research, in which participants engage in the process of research actively by reflecting on the lives of their own or their communities. Thirteen previously disadvantaged Grade 11 students took photos every day for a week. After which the students selected their most significant photos to write their narratives. This paper focuses on the texts that the students wrote to explain their photographs. The students’ photos and texts showed that democracy, family, present context and culture, have most influence on young peoples lives. © 2018, © 2018 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.


DOI 10.1080/02673843.2018.1463853
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