The Moral Ecology of South Africa’s Township Youth

  • Authors
  • Sharlene Swartz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. The South African Moral Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Youth Morality in the Aftermath of Apartheid

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Sharlene Swartz
      Pages 47-66
    3. Sharlene Swartz
      Pages 107-138
  4. Applying Contextual Moral Knowledge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Sharlene Swartz
      Pages 141-158
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 167-228

About this book


This book provides an engaging account of the moral lives of young black South Africans once the struggle against apartheid ended and took away their object of political resistance. It shows how partial-parenting, partial-schooling, and pervasive poverty contributes to how a group of young people construct right and wrong and what rules govern their behavior.


Africa capital ecology Moral morality poverty

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