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Narratives of difference and sameness

Jacobus J. (Jakkie) Strachan

Verbum et Ecclesia; Vol 36, No 2 (2015), 8 pages. doi: 10.4102/ve.v36i2.1445

Submitted: 02 March 2015
Published:  03 July 2015


As an Afrikaner man doing research on ubuntu, what are the possibilities for meaningful research? In this article, some aspects of the difficulties and possibilities that may be encountered in such a research programme will be explored. Within a postmodern worldview, and framed within postfoundational practical theology, social-constructionism, a narrative hermeneutic metaphor and autoethnography will be used as tools to explore some difficulties and possibilities of such a research undertaking.

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Jacobus J. (Jakkie) Strachan, Department of Practical Theology, University of Pretoria, South Africa


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