SPIS TREŚCI

EDITORIAL

1. Narratives and Everyday Life
JAN K. COETZEE, ASTA RAU

ARTICLES

2. Deconstructing My Library, Unwrapping My Lifeworld
JAN K. COETZEE
3. Emotions and Belonging: Constructing Individual Experience and Organizational Functioning in the Context of an Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Program
ASTA RAU
4. Reflecting on Female Beauty: Cosmetic Surgery and (Dis)Empowerment
ALESSANDRA K. HEGGENSTALLER, ASTA RAU, JAN K. COETZEE, ANNE RYEN, RIA SMIT
5. Beauty and the Cosmetic Secret
ALESSANDRA K. HEGGENSTALLER, ASTA RAU, JAN K. COETZEE, RIA SMIT, ANNE RYEN
6. The Creative Process. A Case for Meaning-Making
PHOKENG T. SETAI, JAN K. COETZEE, CHRISTOPH MAEDER, MAGDALENA WOJCIECHOWSKA, LEANE ACKERMANN
7. Online Social Networking, Interactions, and Relations: Students at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein
SELLO J. SELE, JAN K. COETZEE, FLORIAN ELLIKER, CORNIE GROENEWALD, SETHULEGO Z. MATEBESI
8. Online Gamers, Lived Experiences, and Sense of Belonging: Students at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein
ANDRÉ J. PIETERSEN, JAN K. COETZEE, DOMINIKA BYCZKOWSKA-OWCZAREK, FLORIAN ELLIKER, LEANE ACKERMANN
9. A Shock to the System: HIV among Older African Women in Zimbabwe
NDAKAITEI CHIKONZO, ASTA RAU, JAN K. COETZEE, ANNE RYEN, FLORIAN ELLIKER, AMANDA YOUNG-HAUSER
10. Experiencing Physical Disability: Young African Women in Lesotho
SEITHATI RAFONEKE, JAN K. COETZEE, PIA H. BÜLOW, PENNY JAFFRAY, AMANDA YOUNG-HAUSER
11. Insurgent Citizenship and Sustained Resistance of a Local Taxi Association
SETHULEGO Z. MATEBESI

Recent Submissions

  • A Shock to the System: HIV among Older African Women in Zimbabwe 

    Chikonzo, Ndakaitei; Rau, Asta; Coetzee, Jan K.; Ryen, Anne; Elliker, Florian; Young-Hauser, Amanda (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2018)
    HIV remains a threat to the ordinary everyday life of older woman in African society. In what can be called “a reality shock,” HIV challenges most of the ordinary everyday endeavors in conservative African societies as it ...
  • Online Gamers, Lived Experiences, and Sense of Belonging: Students at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein 

    Pietersen, André J.; Coetzee, Jan K.; Byczkowska-Owczarek, Dominika; Elliker, Florian; Ackermann, Leane (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2018)
    Individuals who partake in video games are often regarded with prejudice. It is an activity that is perceived to be mainly related to senseless leisure and teenage entertainment. However, many diverse people make video ...
  • Online Social Networking, Interactions, and Relations: Students at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein 

    Sele, Sello J.; Coetzee, Jan K.; Elliker, Florian; Groenewald, Cornie; Matebesi, Sethulego Z. (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2018)
    Online social networking (OSN) is an activity performed through social network sites (SNS) such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, and Instagram. OSN has become a dominant interaction mechanism within contemporary society. ...
  • The Creative Process. A Case for Meaning-Making 

    Setai, Phokeng T.; Coetzee, Jan K.; Maeder, Christoph; Wojciechowska, Magdalena; Ackermann, Leane (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2018)
    Since the beginning of time art-making has been a tool to express, preserve, and challenge the extant knowledge in society. Artists do this by finding or creatively constructing new understandings in society. An artist is ...
  • Beauty and the Cosmetic Secret 

    Heggenstaller, Alessandra K.; Rau, Asta; Coetzee, Jan K.; Smit, Ria; Ryen, Anne (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2018)
    Cosmetic surgery is often linked to the perception that women who resort to cosmetic interventions to alter their physical appearance are vain, superficial, and narcissistic. Few investigations have acknowledged and explored ...
  • Reflecting on Female Beauty: Cosmetic Surgery and (Dis)Empowerment 

    Heggenstaller, Alessandra K.; Rau, Asta; Coetzee, Jan K.; Ryen, Anne; Smit, Ria (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2018)
    This project aims to unwrap some of the complexities related to female beauty and the body. It reflects on the second wave radical feminist view that beautifying the female body serves to attract male approval via the male ...
  • Deconstructing My Library, Unwrapping My Lifeworld 

    Coetzee, Jan K. (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2018)
    One of the most frequent ways of narrating everyday life in developed countries has been via the printed book. The invention of printing allowed for an ever-increasing mass production of documents of life that systematically ...
  • Emotions and Belonging: Constructing Individual Experience and Organizational Functioning in the Context of an Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Program 

    Rau, Asta (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2018)
    The analytical approach of this article is inspired by C. Wright Mills’ (1959) notion of “the sociological imagination.” Individual experience is viewed through the lens of the wider social context, particularly that of ...
  • Insurgent Citizenship and Sustained Resistance of a Local Taxi Association 

    Matebesi, Sethulego Z. (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2018)
    A growing body of literature on urban and grassroots social movements is replete with case studies of citizens mobilizing against infrastructural development projects. These mobilizations, known as insurgent citizenship—the ...
  • Experiencing Physical Disability: Young African Women in Lesotho 

    Rafoneke, Seithati; Coetzee, Jan K.; Bülow, Pia H.; Jaffray, Penny; Young-Hauser, Amanda (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2018)
    The article unwraps notions related to young African women’s lifeworld experiences of physical disability. The study is positioned in the broad context of the theoretical frameworks of phenomenology, existential sociology, ...
  • Narratives and Everyday Life 

    Coetzee, Jan K.; Rau, Asta (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2018)