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AGEING IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA : spaces and practices of care.

Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] POLICY Press, 2018.
Series: Ageing in a global context.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
A collection of in-depth ethnographic analyses of the impact of local and global transformations on the care, or lack of, received by older people in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 1447325265 9781447325260 9781447325253 1447325257
OCLC Number: 993645265
Description: 1 volume : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: spaces and practices of care for older persons in Sub-Saharan Africa ~ Jaco Hoffman and Katrien Pype;Will families in Ghana continue to care for older people? Logic and contradiction in policy ~ Sjaak van der Geest;Caring for people "without" value: movement, reciprocity and respect in Kinshasa's retirement homes ~ Katrien Pype;Older persons providing care for older persons in Tanzania: Against conventions - but accepted ~ Peter van Eeuwijk;Place matters. The home as a key site of old-age care in coastal Tanzania ~ Brigit Obrist;Care and identity in rural Malawi ~ Emily Freeman;Making sense of neglect in northwest Tanzania ~ Josien de Klerk;Negotiating care for older persons in South Africa: between the ideal and the pragmatics ~ Jaco Hoffman;Afterword: Discourses of care for older persons in Sub-Saharan Africa - towards Conceptual Development ~ Andries Baart.
Series Title: Ageing in a global context.


In-depth ethnographic analysis provides the pan-African evidence and analysis needed to move forward debates about who and how to address the long term care needs of older people in Sub-Saharan  Read more...


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