By Patricia C. Henderson

ISBN-10: 9089643591

ISBN-13: 9789089643599

Patricia C. Henderson, a South African anthropologist, resided from March 2003 to February 2006 in Okhahlamba, a municipality within the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. during this publication, she recounts her adventure between this rural inhabitants who lived below the shadow of HIV/AIDS. Spanning a interval that starts off earlier than antiretrovirals have been on hand to a time while those remedies have been ultimately used to take care of the unwell, this robust account of a bad sickness and the groups which it impacts specializes in the binds among anguish and kinship in South Africa.** [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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It transpired that Nkosinathi’s younger sister, Sibongile, became important in the care of her brother before his death. Although she was a married woman and lived in her own homestead, she regularly brought him fruit and vegetables; she cooked for him, fed him and spoke with him. Zinhle, the home-based carer, had also spent hours speaking with Nkosinathi, cleaning him, feeding him and speaking of various ways of coming to terms with death, including its transcendence through religious faith, she being a staunch Christian.

I describe a full range of care: parental, sexual, intimate, that encompassing friendship, and the difficulties associated with each. As I describe it, care is not one thing, nor is it stable. It is ongoing work, a commitment in which some people succeed and others fail to sustain one another and themselves, and in which the state is sometimes absent and sometimes present, but seldom reliable. In addition, in attending to language, I show how people use poetry, imagination, desire, and fantasy to recreate worlds that are nevertheless fragile.

It shows how the care offered draws on both ideal notions of care within households and the procedural aspects of palliative care learnt in formal training courses and ongoing dialogue with a particular medical doctor from the local hospital. I explore the idea of home-based carers as brokers between different institutional domains, well placed to expand their patients’ understandings of illness from a bio-medical point of view, but also to critique the oversights of hospital and clinic practice.

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