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Bhana, Deevia – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
This paper explores the ways in which young South African school children (aged between seven and eight) in a predominantly white primary school give meanings to HIV/AIDS. Using ethnographic methods and interview data, the analysis of young children's responses shows that their accounts of HIV/AIDS draw from their knowledge of disease more…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Age, Diseases, Ethnography
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Bhana, Deevia – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2009
Drawing on data derived from two socially contrasting primary schools in Durban, this paper focuses on how gender and sexuality feature in the teaching and discussion of HIV/AIDS. A detailed analysis of two "life-skills" lessons in the two schools shows that, despite the social differences between the schools, discussions of gender and…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Social Differences, Sexuality, Elementary School Students
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Bhana, Deevia – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2008
This paper explores the salience of sport in the lives of eight-year-old and nine-year-old South African primary school boys. Drawing on ethnographic and interview data, I argue that young boys' developing relationship with sport is inscribed within particular gendered, raced and classed discourses in South Africa. Throughout the paper I show…
Descriptors: Young Children, Foreign Countries, Males, Ethnography
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Bhana, Deevia; Epstein, Debbie – Gender and Education, 2007
This paper examines young South African school children's understanding of HIV/AIDS. Based on ethnographic work in two schools in Greater Durban, it explores the impact of HIV/AIDS on the ways in which gender and sexuality are articulated against the backdrop of race and class specific contexts. The first part of the paper examines the children's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Sexuality, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Bhana, Deevia – Perspectives in Education, 2005
This article presents elements of an ethnographic study of gendered identities among boys and girls in the early years of primary schooling. Foregrounding group work in mathematics as a key arena for the production of young masculine identities, this article goes some way to addressing what is absent from sociological portrayals of young children,…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Masculinity, Foreign Countries, Social Environment
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Bhana, Deevia – Early Child Development and Care, 2005
This article focuses on the construction of gender identities among young boys and girls in a black primary school. Against the backdrop of food insecurity, young boys' and girls' vulnerability to violence and to using violence as a means of getting food is increased. Violence is a clear manifestation of gender inequalities. Drawing on data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Issues, Sexual Identity, Violence