The influence of "botho" on social space in Botswana since independence

Show simple item record Steyn, Gerald 2013-05-20T09:20:52Z 2013-05-20T09:20:52Z 2012
dc.description.abstract Since independence, Botswana has developed from one of the poorest countries in the world to a middle-income country. In spite of rapid urbanisation and global capitalism, the ideology and philosophy of social interaction and ethics known in Setswana as "botho", has unquestionably survived as a cultural construct. The most pertinent physical manifestations of 'botho" are the "kgotla" (meeting place) and the family home. This article explores the current state of these institutions, once exclusively male and female spaces respectively, comparing how the spatiality of these architectural places has reacted to prosperity and change in rural versus urban settings. en_US
dc.description.abstract Die invloed van "botho" op sosiale ruimte in Botswana sedert onafhanklikheidswording. Sedert onafhanklikheid het Botswana ontwikkel vanaf een van die armste lande ter wêreld tot ‘n middel-inkomste land. Ten spyte van vinnige verstedeliking en globale kapitalisme het die ideologie van sosiale interaksie en etiek, in Setswana bekend as "botho", ongetwyfeld bly voortbestaan as ‘n kulturele bobou. Die mees pertinente fisiese manifestasie van "botho" is die "kgotla" (versamelplek) en die familiewoning. Hierdie artikel ondersoek die huidige stand van hierdie instellings, voorheen uitsluitlik manlike en vroulike ruimtes respektiewelik, en vergelyk hoe die ruimtelikheid van hierdie argitektoniese plekke gereageer het op vooruitgang en verandering tussen landelike en stedelike omgewings. en_US
dc.format.extent 18 pages en_US
dc.format.medium PDF en_US
dc.identifier.citation Steyn, G 2012, 'The influence of "botho" on social space in Botswana since independence', South African Journal of Art History, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 112-129. [] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0258-3542
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Art Historical Work Group of South Africa en_US
dc.rights Art Historical Work Group of South Africa en_US
dc.subject Tswana architecture en_US
dc.subject Botswana en_US
dc.subject Tswana culture en_US
dc.subject "Botho" en_US
dc.subject "Kgotla" en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Art -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture -- History
dc.title The influence of "botho" on social space in Botswana since independence en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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