Chapters in Books (Psychology)

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    The meaning of participation : reflections on our study
    (Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, 2021) Hunt, Xanthe; Swartz, Leslie, 1955-; Braathen, Stine Hellum; Carew, Mark T.; Chiwaula, Mussa; Rohleder, Poul
    In Chapter 1 we provided a discussion of participatory research as a method for doing research, and provided an outline of what we did in the research project upon which this book is based. In this final chapter, we reflect back on our experiences of doing a participatory research project of this kind.
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    Physical disability and masculinity : hegemony and exclusion
    (Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, 2021) Swartz, Leslie; Mapumulo, Bongani; Rohleder, Poul
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In this chapter, we will explore the intersections of disability and masculinity. We will look at how disability influences how men are viewed by others, and how men with disabilities view themselves as masculine and as sexual beings. We also look at the influence of culture on masculinity in the South African context. We draw on existing research knowledge, as well as the pictures and personal stories of some of the male participants in our research project.
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    Rosabelle’s story
    (Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, 2021) Riese, Rosabelle
    In this short chapter, Rosabelle, one of the project participants, writes a personal story about how sport had a hugely positive impact on her self-confidence, body image and ultimately her sense of sexuality. Rosabelle’s personal narrative is co-written with one of the researchers, who provides theoretical insights relevant to conceptualising and making sense of her experience.
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    Disability : the forgotten side of race science
    (African Sun Media, 2020) Swartz, Leslie; Bantjes, Jason; Lourens, Heidi; Watermeyer, Brian
    The impetus for this book was an article, the first line of the abstract of which reads: “Colored women in South Africa have an increased risk for low cognitive functioning.”1 There is no question that the article reproduces racist ideas, and we are in agreement with the authors of the other chapters in this book. There is, however, another side to this article that has been less discussed. What does it mean to describe a group of people as having “increased risk for low cognitive functioning”? In much that has been written about the article, there has been almost no discussion of the social context in which the idea of somebody having, or being at risk of, “low cognitive functioning” is seen, automatically, as a form of insult.
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    Race and health : dilemmas of the South African health researcher
    (African Sun Media, 2020) Volmink, Jimmy; Hendricks, Lynn; Mazibuko, Lindokuhle; Swartz, Leslie
    We begin this chapter by discussing responses by members of our team to comments on articles submitted to major international journals focusing on health research. Recently, when one of our manuscripts was close to being accepted, the editors asked the author team to change its use of the term “coloured” to “mixed race”. Shortly after this, another journal asked us to change the term “coloured” to “people of diverse origin”. Some years ago, we were asked by a journal published in the USA to change our use of “coloured” by describing our (South African) research participants as “African American”! Lastly, when a reviewer read a manuscript we wrote about the Mamre Community Health Project, a project in a South African community where most inhabitants identify as “coloured”, we were asked to expand on the rituals and practices of what the reviewer called “the Mamre”. In this particular case, the implication was that there was an African tribe called “the Mamre” similar in nature, we assume, to “the Nuer”, a “tribe” described by Evans-Pritchard1 in the middle of the twentieth century.