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Adulthood and old age under apartheid
 — a psychosocial consideration
Author(s)Helen Q Kivnick
Journal titleAgeing and Society, vol 8, part 4, December 1988
Pagespp 425-440
KeywordsLife span ; Mental health [elderly] ; Racism ; South Africa.
AnnotationBased on Erik H Erikson's life-cycle model this theoretical paper considers psychosocial development in the adulthood and old age of South Africa's black majority population. The author draws on empirical observations made during three months of field work in South Africa under the oppressive laws of apartheid. Adulthood and old age are discussed to illustrate the way black South Africans must negotiate every stage of life under the powerful, opposing influences of apartheid and indigenous culture. (KJ).
Accession NumberCPA-891011016 A
ClassmarkBG6: D: TMG: 7PM

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