Fr. 160.90

Pandemic Kinship - Families, Intervention, and Social Change in Botswana''s Time of Aids

English · Hardback

Shipping usually within 3 to 5 weeks (title will be specially ordered)


Read more

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.

About the author

Koreen M. Reece is Assistant Professor in Social Anthropology at the University of Bayreuth. She has over fifteen years' experience working in Botswana, first as an advisor to NGO and government responses to the AIDS epidemic, and later as an anthropologist.

Product details

Authors Koreen M. Reece, Koreen M. (Universitat Bayreuth Reece, Koreen M. (University of Edinburgh) Reece
Publisher Cambridge University Press ELT
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 30.04.2022
EAN 9781009150224
ISBN 978-1-0-0915022-4
No. of pages 292
Series International African Library
Subjects Guides > Self-help, everyday life > Family
Humanities, art, music > History > Regional and national histories
Non-fiction book > History > Miscellaneous

Customer reviews

No reviews have been written for this item yet. Write the first review and be helpful to other users when they decide on a purchase.

Write a review

Thumbs up or thumbs down? Write your own review.

For messages to please use the contact form.

The input fields marked * are obligatory

By submitting this form you agree to our data privacy statement.