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Mellan det moderna och det traditionella: Livshistorier från namibiska studenter
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies.
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 20 points / 30 hpStudent thesisAlternative title
Between the modern and the traditional : Life stories from Namibian students (English)
Abstract [en]

This study is based on six narrative interviews which I conducted with students at the University of Namibia in Windhoek, Namibia. My aim is to find out how these students are creating their identity in the environment of the university, how they look at their family structure and how Namibia´s independence in 1990 has created new opportunities for young people in contemporary Namibia. I have been using postcolonial theory and identity theories to analyse the interviews. Five of the six respondents are from the northern parts of Namibia, Ovamboland, and this area is seen as a rural area. The students have made an emotional journey from the rural areas in the north to the urban area of Windhoek and they feel that they have many new opportunities and they are willing to change Namibia into a more developed country.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för samhälls- och välfärdsstudier , 2008. , 41 p.
Keyword [en]
Namibia, higher education, life stories, postcolonial theory, identity theory, life career, family structures.
Keyword [sv]
Namibia, universitetsstudier, livshistorier, postkolonial teori, identitetsteori, livskarriärer, familjestrukturer.
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-12102ISRN: LiU-ISV/SKA-A--08/27--SEOAI: diva2:18422
2008-05-26, B348, Bomull, Holmentorget, Norrköping, 11:00
Available from: 2008-07-02 Created: 2008-07-02

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