The !Xun and Khwe are displaced and marginalized communities residing in Platfontein, a township near Kimberley, South Africa. Their disruptive histories, including involvement in regional conflicts and forced displacements, and socioeconomic conditions are known to negatively affect mental well-being. Thijs den Hertog carries out ethnographic research into the role of context in understanding mental suffering among the !Xun and Khwe.
T.N. den Hertog: 'We have come out of one place: it is called Omega'. An Ethnographic Study on the Role of Context in Understanding Mental Suffering among the !Xun and Khwe of South Africa.
Prof. R. Reis
Dr H. Wels (VU)
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