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"We Clean Our Houses, Prepare for Weddings and Go to Funerals": Daily Lives of Elderly Africans in Majaneng, South Africa
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2007 (English)In: Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, ISSN 0169-3816, E-ISSN 1573-0719Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedAlternative title
"Vi städar våra hus, förbereder för bröllop och går på begravningar" : Äldre afrikaners dagliga liv i Majaneng, Sydafrika (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

This ethnographic study aims to identify and describe how a group of elderly African people in South Africa experience their daily life and related concerns and interests. Data were collected through group interviews involving 16 elderly persons and complementary field observations. The data were analysed using a qualitative content analysis. From the analysis following sub-themes emerged. 1. Lack of basic resources; 2. Routines in daily life; 3. Experience of unsafe conditions; 4. "The disease" - HIV/AIDS. The results have been discussed according to the following themes: keeping normality and changing society. The study illuminates the varied experiences in daily life, including lack of basic resources, experience of unsafe conditions, and the HIV/AIDS pandemic and its consequences for the elderly as contributors to the extended family.

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2007.
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activities of daily life, changing society, elderly, ethnography, keeping normality, South Africa
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-9003Local ID: oai:bth.se:forskinfo601304066D6BF4BBC125733D002E0434OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-9003DiVA: diva2:836779
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Published online: 7 July 2007 DOI 10.1007/s10823-007-9040-8 http://www.springerlink.com/content/g7j30106u84285un/?p=fe440973ff634697a4036e89 6ebf7d06&pi=2Available from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2007-08-20 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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