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Pandemic Kinship : Families, Intervention, and Social Change in Botswana's Time of AIDS

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Reece, Koreen:
Pandemic Kinship : Families, Intervention, and Social Change in Botswana's Time of AIDS.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2022 . - xiv, 308 p. - (The International African Library )
ISBN 9781009150200

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Abstract in another language

Shaped around the stories of one extended family, their friends, neighbours, and community, Pandemic Kinship provides an intimate portrait of everyday life in Botswana's time of AIDS. It challenges assumptions about a 'crisis of care' unfolding in the wake of the pandemic, showing that care - like other aspects of Tswana kinship - is routinely in crisis, and that the creative ways families navigate such crises make them kin. In Setswana, conflict and crisis are glossed as dikgang, and negotiating dikgang is an ethical practice that generates and reorients kin relations over time. Governmental and non-governmental organisations often misread the creativity of crisis, intervening in ways that may prove more harmful than the problems they set out to solve. Moving between family discussions, community events, and the daily work of orphan care projects and social work offices, Pandemic Kinship provides provocative insights into how we manage change in pandemic times.

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Item Type: Book / Monograph
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Chair Social Anthropology
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > African Studies
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies
Profile Fields
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology and anthropology
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2022 06:47
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2022 10:29