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Aids, Intimacy and Care in Rural KwaZulu-Natal: A Kinship of Bones (Paperback)

Patricia C. Henderson

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ISBN 10: 9089643591 / ISBN 13: 9789089643599
Edité par Amsterdam University Press, Netherlands, 2012
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Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. N° de réf. du libraire AAR9789089643599

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Titre : Aids, Intimacy and Care in Rural ...

Éditeur : Amsterdam University Press, Netherlands

Date d'édition : 2012

Reliure : Paperback

Etat du livre : New

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Patricia C. Henderson, a South African anthropologist, resided from March 2003 to February 2006 in Okhahlamba, a municipality in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. In this book, she recounts her experience among this rural population who lived under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. Spanning a period that starts before antiretrovirals were readily available to a time when these treatments were finally used to care for the ill, this powerful account of a terrible disease and the communities which it affects focuses on the ties between suffering and kinship in South Africa.

About the Author:

Patricia C. Henderson is a lecturer in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cape Town.

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