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AIDS, Intimacy and Care in Rural KwaZulu-Natal: A Kinship of by Patricia C. Henderson PDF

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 ebook, she recounts her adventure between this rural inhabitants who lived below the shadow of HIV/AIDS. Spanning a interval that starts off ahead of antiretrovirals have been available to a time while those remedies have been ultimately used to take care of the in poor health, this strong account of a negative sickness and the groups which it impacts makes a speciality of the binds among affliction and kinship in South Africa.** [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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Mechanization on white-owned farms in the 1950s and 60s led to the eviction of African labour-tenants who had exchanged labour on a six-month system for small wages and the right to erect homesteads on farms, with limited access to fields for cultivation and grazing land for their animals. Many evictees sought land in the already overcrowded reserves and as lessees on privately owned land bought by mission-educated Africans in the late 19th century (Surplus People Project (SPP) 1983). Under the apartheid government that came to power in 1948, the Bergville area was one of the first districts where labour tenancy was prohibited by law (ibid: 293).

30, refusing to admit him. Nkosinathi’s sister eventually found a lift back for them to Okhahlamba that evening, from relatives living in Ladysmith. It had emerged in the doctor’s interview at Ladysmith that Nkosinathi spoke of an HIV test he had taken in 2001, in which he had tested positive. Until the conversation with the doctor at Ladysmith Hospital, he had not told his relatives or the home-based carer of his status. After the abortive first visit to Ladysmith Hospital, Nkosinathi later returned there.

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. In their interaction with people who are ill, what is particularly appreciated is their knowledge of bureaucratic systems and their sometime emotional sophistication in supporting them in ways that are respectful and that bear witness to their humanity.

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