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dc.contributor.authorMonkge, Moatametsi
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-28T09:27:37Z
dc.date.available2016-11-28T09:27:37Z
dc.date.issued2012-06
dc.identifier.citationMonkge, M. (2012). Social aspects of American Peace Corps volunteerism in Botswana 1966-1997. Journal for Contemporary History, 37(1), 84-100.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0285-2422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2415-0509 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/4825
dc.description.abstractThis research aims to investigate and evaluate the work and reasons behind past and contemporary American Peace Corps (APC) volunteerism in Botswana and the social impact this had on Botswana’s developmental roadmap. The study focused on the APC volunteers, being the largest group of volunteers to have served in Botswana and have since stayed the longest. Approximately 2 058 APC volunteers have served in Botswana over a period of 31 years. Available data indicates that the APC volunteers’ advent into Botswana society and their sincere interest and participation in daily community life endeared them to Batswana, leaving behind a legacy of deep friendship and contentment. The volunteers’ free-spirited mentality is credited for influencing local dress styles, music and dance as well as perceptions of black and white relationships in rural Botswana communities. The author asserts that APC volunteerism was able to impact positively on the lives of Batswana, as the volunteers’ work existed within the vortex milieu of already existing forms of volunteerism such as Botswana’s own motshelo, letsema and ipelegeng – schemes that made it easier for the volunteer to mobilize rural communities for development.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherFaculty of the Humanities, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectAmerican Peace Corpsen_ZA
dc.subjectVolunteerismen_ZA
dc.subjectInternationalen_ZA
dc.subjectDevelopmenten_ZA
dc.subjectBotswanaen_ZA
dc.subjectIndependenceen_ZA
dc.subjectAssistanceen_ZA
dc.subjectFriendshipen_ZA
dc.subjectCultureen_ZA
dc.titleSocial aspects of American Peace Corps volunteerism in Botswana 1966-1997en_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderFaculty of the Humanities, University of the Free Stateen_ZA


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