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Author Henderson, Patricia C., author.

Title AIDS, intimacy and care in rural KwaZulu-Natal : a kinship of bones / Patricia C. Henderson.

Publication Info. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2011]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (255 pages).
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Care and welfare
Care & welfare.
Contents The vertiginous body and social metamorphosis -- The life and death of Nkosinathi Dladla -- Symbolic investments in the body -- Mortality and the ethics of ethnographic research -- In the presence of death -- Theoretical pathways -- Accompanying Mandla Shabalala in his illness -- Children and youth in pursuit of care -- The variable living circumstances of the children and youth of Amatikwe -- The pain of mobility -- Expressive genres -- Healers negotiating the local and the global -- Exploring healer narratives: Ntuthuko Hadebe -- Nonhlanhla Duma -- Ties between the living and the dead, a conduit of knowledge -- The politics of illness -- Love in a time of adversity -- On accompanying the ill -- Zinhle Vilikazi -- Life experience and philosophy in relation to becoming a volunteer -- Home-based carers as brokers -- The illegal sale of medication from a public health facility -- Beginning a journey with antiretroviral therapies -- Conclusion -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Interlocutors and research methods.
Summary "In 2003-2006, Patricia Henderson lived in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal where she recorded the experiences of people living with HIV/AIDS. In this illuminating study, she recounts the concerns of rural people and explores local repertoires through which illness was folded into everyday life. The book spans a period when antiretroviral medication was not available, and moves on to a time when the treatment became accessible. Hope gradually became manifest in the recovery of a number of people through antiretroviral therapies and 'the return' of bodies they could recognise as their own. This research implies that protracted interaction with people over time, offers insights into the unfolding textures of everyday life, in particular in its focus on suffering, social and structural inequality, illness, violence, mourning, sensibility, care and intimacy"--Publisher's description.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Online resource, title from PDF title page (OAPEN, viewed July 12, 2016).
Language English.
Subject AIDS (Disease) -- South Africa.
Clinical and internal medicine.
Diseases and disorders.
Infectious and contagious diseases.
Medicine: general issues.
Public health and preventive medicine.
Society and social sciences.
Sociology and anthropology.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- General.
AIDS (Disease) (OCoLC)fst00793808
South Africa. (OCoLC)fst01204616
Communicable Diseases.
Health & Biological Sciences.
History & Archaeology.
Public Health.
Regions & Countries - Africa.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.
HIV Infections.
Social Conditions.
Africa, Southern -- ethnology.
Indexed Term Anthropology
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Henderson, Patricia C. AIDS, intimacy and care in rural KwaZulu-Natal : a kinship of bones. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2011 9789089643599
ISBN 9789048514977 (electronic bk.)
9048514975 (electronic bk.)
9789089643599 (pbk.)
9089643591 (pbk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000051314651
AU@ 000052907327
DEBSZ 397254210
GBVCP 1003693377
GBVCP 865740747
NZ1 14935511

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