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Delinquent gangs in context : towards an ecology of meaning

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dc.contributor.advisor Snyders, Frederik Jacobus Albertus, 1946-
dc.contributor.author Venter, Anneri
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-31T08:08:53Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-31T08:08:53Z
dc.date.issued 2011-03
dc.identifier.citation Venter, Anneri (2011) Delinquent gangs in context : towards an ecology of meaning, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4727> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4727
dc.description.abstract Gangs exist as metaphors of the societies in which they are embedded and are powerful, hence the need is great for an ecologically powerful model and a collation of a picture about gangs and gang life as described by knowledgeable individuals. With so much literature and knowledgeable individuals at hand to provide insight into the problem, the rationale for this study comes forth in the form of taking all this knowledge and insight and creating a collation of a picture of gangs as it is understood by those who study them and by those who have been confronted with them. The theoretical framework is a social constructionist cybernetic epistemology. One-on-one interviews were conducted with knowledgeable sources and audio-visual material assisted in understanding the context of gangs better. A hermeneutic analysis was used. The interview transcripts from the participants were analysed and themed according to a thematic network analysis and linked with available literature. These themes were then used to represent a Time Cable of gangs. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (vi, 169 leaves : ill., (some col.))
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Delinguent gangs en
dc.subject Defining gangs en
dc.subject Ecology of gangs en
dc.subject Post modernism en
dc.subject Social constructionism en
dc.subject Cybernetics qualitative research en
dc.subject Credibility ethics en
dc.subject Hermeneutics en
dc.subject Thematic network analysis en
dc.subject.ddc 364.360968
dc.subject.lcsh Juvenile delinquents -- Psychology
dc.subject.lcsh Juvenile delinquents -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Gangs -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Social work with juvenile delinquents -- South Africa
dc.title Delinquent gangs in context : towards an ecology of meaning en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Psychology
dc.description.degree M.A. (Psychology)


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