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Old stories and new chapters: a biographical study of white Afrikaans speaking identity in central South Africa
(University of the Free State, 2013-02)
Since the fall of apartheid and the emergence of a wholly democratic South Africa in 1994, little research has been done on the topic of white identity in this rapidly transforming multicultural society. Indeed, apart from ...
The role of cosmetic surgery in the embodied experience of female beauty: a narrative study in Bloemfontein, South Africa
(University of the Free State, 2017-10)
Nowadays, the concept of human ‘beauty’ is intricately linked to that of identity: beauty is seen as bringing success in occupation, love, and marriage. Accordingly, beauty is often treated like a commodity—social status ...
Online social networking: reflections on social relations amongst a group of students, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein
(University of the Free State, 2018-02)
Online social networking (OSN) as an activity carried out through social network sites (SNS) is without a doubt, a predominant interaction mechanism which best characterises the 21st century. The advent of SNS has acutely ...
Lived experiences of young black women with physical disabilities in Lesotho
(University of the Free State, 2017-02)
English: This research study aims to improve our understanding of the intersectionality between disability, race/ethnicity, identity, religion, social class and gender and the ways in which these impact on how women with ...
Online gamers, lived experiences and sense of belonging: a study of students at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein
(University of the Free State, 2017-08)
Video games are often viewed as a leisure activity meant as entertainment for children. When adults partake in video games, they are occasionally perceived with prejudice. However, video game popularity still increases ...
Young and upwardly mobile: voices from historically disadvantaged groups
(University of the Free State, 2015-02)
English: South Africa’s first democratic elections in 1994 signalled a fundamental shift in the country’s social environment. The institutionalized racism that once subjugated the Black majority during apartheid gave way ...