Recent Submissions

  • An anthropological perspective on popular culture 

    Esterhuyse, Petro (University of the Free State, 2004)
    English: In contrast with the view of culture as an autonomous, integrated unit, culture is presented in this paper as a fluid, complex and frequently fragmented process located in social interaction between individuals, ...
  • Gilligan and complexity: reinterpreting the “ethic of care” 

    Malan, Yvonne; Cilliers, Paul (University of the Free State, 2004)
    English: In In a different voice (1982) Carol Gilligan argues for an “ethic of care”, which she links to a “moral voice” of women. This stance has been criticised as being essentialist and reinforcing gender stereotypes. ...
  • Ideology and culture: reflections on posthumanism, multiculturalism and Africa 

    Visagie, Johann (University of the Free State, 2004)
    English: This article introduces a structural model for ideology critique. The model is contextualised within the broader framework of a “discourse archaeology” and interpreted within the context of posthumanism which is ...
  • Ethnic humour, identity, and the loss of Afrikaner hegemony 

    Erasmus, Piet (University of the Free State, 2004)
    English: Humour is multi-faceted, and this article demonstrates that one of these facets relates to the notion of ethnic identity. The ethnic humour of the Afrikaner is analysed and the conclusion is drawn that the Afrikaner ...
  • Psychosocial factors affecting the adoption of technology in an institution of higher education 

    Van Niekerk, Kirstin; Maree, David (University of the Free State, 2004)
    English: This study investigated the psychological and social factors pertinent to the adoption of information and communication technology within a tertiary education institution. A conceptual model grouped the independent ...
  • The management of urban rivers. 

    De Villiers, Gawie du T (University of the Free State, 2004)
    English: This article addresses the problems involved in the management of urban rivers. These problems are identified as channel adjustments resulting from urbanisation, changes in water quality, solid waste disposal, and ...
  • Management problems at underachieving township secondary schools in the Free State 

    Masitsa, Gilbert; Van Staden, Johann; De Wet, Corene; Niemann, Rita; Heyns, Michau; Brazelle, Robbie; Niemann, Steve (University of the Free State, 2004)
    English: Principals of secondary schools in townships are experiencing increasing management problems. The situation is exacerbated by the rapid changes taking place in education and the promotion of inexperienced teachers ...
  • The social needs and problems of higher education students with impairments 

    Crous, Faan (University of the Free State, 2004)
    English: There has been a huge influx of students with impairments into higher education, mainly as a result of legislation in this regard. In the light of this development, research was undertaken to determine the social ...
  • Backpacker tourism in South Africa: its role in an uneven tourism space economy 

    Visser, Gustav; Barker, charles (University of the Free State, 2004)
    English: This paper focuses on the recent proliferation of backpacker establishments in South Africa and their potential contribution to development. Despite the rapid expansion of backpacker hostels, little is known about ...
  • Die verband tussen konserwatisme en kognitiewe buigsaamheid by Suid-Afrikaanse adolessente 

    Greeff, Sandri; Beukes, Roelf; Esterhuyse, Karel (University of the Free State, 2004)
    English: The recent democratisation of South Africa has led to many changes in the political, economic and social systems. Consequently adolescents, as members of society, find themselves in a context of change and adjustment. ...
  • A critique of monuments 

    Maré, Estelle (University of the Free State, 2004)
    English: This article deals with the purpose of monuments, both sculptural and architectural. At issue is the assessment of the congruence between the aesthetic design and material expression, and the ethical or ideological ...