Cynthia Mothamaha Phiriaffiliated with the university
Doctoral research: Homeless Women in Shelter: Everyday mundane struggles to get by.
- Social constructionism
- Interactionist approaches (including Ubuntu)
- How and to what extent is homelessness in general, and women´s homelessness in particular constructed as a social problem in South Africa?
- What discourses on homelessness are used at institutional/ service provider level by social work practitioners and managers in the employ of the government and claims-making organization and to what extent does their narrative of homeless people and homelessness possibly implicate ‘The government responses to homelessness in South Africa’, (Naidoo, 2010) as a framework?
- How do homeless women living in shelter in Johannesburg Inner City conceptualize, account for home, homelessness and their own life histories?
Recent research outputs
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article