Henderson, Patricia C.,

AIDS, intimacy and care in rural KwaZulu-Natal : a kinship of bones / Patricia C. Henderson. - 1 online resource (255 pages). - Care and welfare . - Care & welfare. .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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 -- Interlocutors and research methods. Appendix:

"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.


1280118288 9048514975 9781280118289 9789048514977

22573/ctt45svs1 JSTOR

AIDS (Disease)--South Africa.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.
Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena.
Delivery of Health Care.
HIV Infections.
Immune System Diseases.
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes.
Lentivirus Infections.
Population Characteristics.
Retroviridae Infections.
RNA Virus Infections.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
Slow Virus Diseases.
Social Conditions.
Social Sciences.
Socioeconomic Factors.
Virus Diseases.
AIDS (Disease)
Clinical and internal medicine.
Diseases and disorders.
Infectious and contagious diseases.
Medicine: general issues.
Public health and preventive medicine.
SOCIAL SCIENCE--Sociology--General.
Society and social sciences.
Sociology and anthropology.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.
HIV Infections.
Social Conditions.

Africa, Southern--ethnology.
South Africa--ethnology.
South Africa.

Anthropology Sociology

Electronic books.



2012 G-041 WC 503.7

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