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Breast cancer and the medical encounter: experiences, perceptions, negotiations and transformations of identity and feminity
(University of the Free State, 2013-07)
English: It is commonly thought that breast cancer, like many other cancers, is an illness equivalent to a death sentence. Though this may be true in some cases, the majority of women diagnosed with breast cancer do ...
The aging experiences of English speaking older white woman in central South Africa
(University of the Free State, 2014-01)
English: The aim of this study was to explore the aging experiences of older white English speaking women in central South Africa. The initial motivation for this study came from a conversation I had with my study ...
Women and their perception of food and food consumption relative to their self-image and identity (Bloemfontein, South Africa)
(University of the Free State, 2017-06)
Within this thesis, the narratives of women are explored in terms of their perceptions of food and food consumption and its relation to their self-image and identities. Within our current societies dominated by capitalism ...
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 ...
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 ...
Growing old with HIV: narratives of women in Manicaland Zimbabwe
(University of the Free State, 2016-12)
English: In this study, research participants’ narratives provide knowledge and a better understanding of the nature of life of women who are living and growing old with HIV. I use phenomenology as a principal lens to study ...
The social epidemiology of sexually transmitted diseases among adolescents and young adults in Transkei
(University of the Free State, 1993-11)
Respondents (patients) between the ages 15 years and 30 years (N=146) from each selected health clinic of the ten selected districts in Transkei were interviewed using a structred interview schedule. The respondents ...
'n Sosiologiese ondersoek van die huislike agtergrond van onbeheerbare jeugdiges, gebaseer op die amptelike rekords van die streekkantoor van die Departement van Volkswelsyn te Pretoria
(University of the Free State, 1961)
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An exploration of the underlying social dynamics that make women vulnerable to HIV infection
(University of the Free State, 2002-05)
English: In South Africa, as in the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa, HIV/AIDS has become a source of national and international concern. After many prevention campaigns and education programmes the viruscontinues to spread ...
Experiencing stigma: The physically disabled perspective
(University of the Free State, 2001-11)
The field of physical disability is a relatively unexplored one. In particular, it is evident that little has been done to attempt an explanation of the reactions of people with physical disabilities to the labels, and ...