Child abuse in Setswana folktales

Show simple item record Ramagoshi, Refilwe M. Maree, J.G. (Kobus) Alexander, Daleen Molepo, Maisha M. 2008-04-23T12:48:47Z 2008-04-23T12:48:47Z 2007-05
dc.description.abstract This article examines the possible role played by African folk literature, taking Setswana folktales as a case in point, in justifying and perpetuating the abusive behaviour so often witnessed and decried in postmodern society. We found some evidence that certain folktales may depict real-life child abuse by adults (male and female), and, indeed, serve to perpetuate pre-modern societal beliefs. Ideally speaking, citizens should probably be educated about the possible negative impact of that part of folk literature that serves to perpetuate negative stereotypes of children as objects to be (ab)used. Since folk literature may be serving as a potentially significant guardian of these beliefs, a possible first step would be to identify folktales and other stories that may keep alive beliefs that reinforce obsolete views about children. This is a challenge to all folklorists. en
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dc.identifier.citation Malimabe-Ramagoshi, RM, Maree, JG, Alexander, D & Molepo, MM 2007, 'Child abuse in Setswana folktales', Early Child Development and Care, vol. 177, no. 4, pp. 433-448. [] en
dc.identifier.issn 0300-4430
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/03004430600989072
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en
dc.rights Taylor & Francis. en
dc.subject Child abuse en
dc.subject Folktales en
dc.subject African folk literature en
dc.subject Setswana en
dc.subject Societal beliefs en
dc.subject.lcsh Child abuse
dc.subject.lcsh Tales
dc.subject.lcsh Tswana language
dc.title Child abuse in Setswana folktales en
dc.type Postprint Article en

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