A retrospective field experience : a reflexive journey through day-to-day work with the 'street children' at Street Universe

dc.contributor.advisorFrankental, Sallyen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorHorsten, Cecilia Bermûdezen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-07T13:32:58Z
dc.date.available2015-01-07T13:32:58Z
dc.date.issued2002en_ZA
dc.descriptionBibliography: leaves 52-54.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractThis thesis critically reviews thoughts and experiences that arose out of a nine-week internship and post-internship volunteer work at Street Universe, a local Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) working with 'street children' living in Cape Town's city centre and surrounds. It touches on two main topics, 'street children' and the NGO. Although I did not work exclusively with the 'street children', I interacted with them on a daily basis and therefore part of this thesis touches on issues pertaining to their lives. My main focus is the inner workings of an NGO and the context within which it strives to achieve its goals. I explore methodological and ethical aspects of doing fieldwork in an NGO setting, which coalesce with the problem of positionality, of situating myself as a researcher within webs of fluid interpersonal and professional relationships. Grounding my research in the day-to-day work of Street Universe allows me to identify how internal organisational matters affect the presentation and implementation of the organisation's aims. My aim is to link the two topics by showing how organisational matters are ,enacted in the relationship between 'street children' and Street Universe as a whole.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationHorsten, C. B. (2002). <i>A retrospective field experience : a reflexive journey through day-to-day work with the 'street children' at Street Universe</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Social Anthropology. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11691en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationHorsten, Cecilia Bermûdez. <i>"A retrospective field experience : a reflexive journey through day-to-day work with the 'street children' at Street Universe."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Social Anthropology, 2002. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11691en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationHorsten, C. 2002. A retrospective field experience : a reflexive journey through day-to-day work with the 'street children' at Street Universe. University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Horsten, Cecilia Bermûdez AB - This thesis critically reviews thoughts and experiences that arose out of a nine-week internship and post-internship volunteer work at Street Universe, a local Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) working with 'street children' living in Cape Town's city centre and surrounds. It touches on two main topics, 'street children' and the NGO. Although I did not work exclusively with the 'street children', I interacted with them on a daily basis and therefore part of this thesis touches on issues pertaining to their lives. My main focus is the inner workings of an NGO and the context within which it strives to achieve its goals. I explore methodological and ethical aspects of doing fieldwork in an NGO setting, which coalesce with the problem of positionality, of situating myself as a researcher within webs of fluid interpersonal and professional relationships. Grounding my research in the day-to-day work of Street Universe allows me to identify how internal organisational matters affect the presentation and implementation of the organisation's aims. My aim is to link the two topics by showing how organisational matters are ,enacted in the relationship between 'street children' and Street Universe as a whole. DA - 2002 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2002 T1 - A retrospective field experience : a reflexive journey through day-to-day work with the 'street children' at Street Universe TI - A retrospective field experience : a reflexive journey through day-to-day work with the 'street children' at Street Universe UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11691 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/11691
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationHorsten CB. A retrospective field experience : a reflexive journey through day-to-day work with the 'street children' at Street Universe. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Social Anthropology, 2002 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11691en_ZA
dc.language.isoengen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentSocial Anthropologyen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Humanitiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subject.otherPractical Anthropologyen_ZA
dc.titleA retrospective field experience : a reflexive journey through day-to-day work with the 'street children' at Street Universeen_ZA
dc.typeMaster Thesis
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