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Ontological well-being and the effects of race in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-22T16:15:15Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-22T16:15:15Z
dc.date.issued 2021-02-02 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15649
dc.description.abstract The concept of ontological insecurity draws attention to uncertainty, instability, and threats to autonomy, as these relate to people' s identities. It has connections to the idea of practical consciousness or the cognitive and emotive anchors that enable people to feel secure. The experience of racism has important implications for ontological insecurity. Racism as an experience profoundly dehumanizes a person. Despite the multiple affinities ontology has with questions of race and inequality, the idea of ontological insecurity has not been used widely in discussions of social difference. The concept can help explore the effects of prejudice and discrimination as they relate to a person or group' s whole sense of being. These ideas are used to analyze data from the South African Social Attitudes Surveys conducted between 2003 and 2016. In the surveys young South Africans report feelings of dampened capacity - a diminishing of their self-confidence. Race was a factor in these feelings; however, it was not determinative in a totalizing sense. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Oxford University Press en
dc.subject RACIAL SEGREGATION en
dc.subject SOUTH AFRICA en
dc.subject SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIAL ATTITUDES SURVEY (SASAS) en
dc.subject IDENTITY en
dc.title Ontological well-being and the effects of race in South Africa en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2020/21 en
dc.ResearchGroup Office of the CEO en
dc.ResearchGroup Inclusive Economic Development en
dc.SourceTitle The Oxford handbook of global south youth studies en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Swartz, S. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Cooper, A. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Batan, C.M. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Kausa, L.K. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication New York en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11708 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 10853 en
dc.bibliographictitle Soudien, C. (2021) Ontological well-being and the effects of race in South Africa. In: Swartz, S., Cooper, A., Batan, C.M. & Kausa, L.K. (eds).<i>The Oxford handbook of global south youth studies</i>. New York: Oxford University Press. Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2021 en
dc.contributor.author1 Soudien, C. en


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