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Connected Lives: Families, Households, Health, and Care in South Africa

Nolwazi Mkhwanazi and Lenore Manderson, editors
Connected Lives: Families, Households, Health, and Care in South Africa
ISBN: 978-0-7969-2585-5
$35.00
2020/228 pages
Distributed for HSRC Press

DESCRIPTION

What impact do economic, demographic, and social change have on the everyday health and well being of families and households in contemporary South Africa? The authors explore this question in twenty-nine case studies of people with diverse backgrounds in terms of ethnicity, class, sex and gender, age, and location, considering the influence of these factors across the life course.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nolwazi Mkhwanazi is a senior researcher at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of the Witwatersrand. Lenore Manderson is professor of public health and medical anthropology at the University of the Witwatersrand and visiting professor of anthropology at Brown University.

CONTENTS

  • Changing Family Structures and Everyday Relationships of Care.
  • Making Families.
  • Family-Keeping.
  • How Men Care.
  • Everyday Care and Illness.
  • As Families Age.
  • Families, Care, and Support.
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