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Connected Lives
Families, Households, Health and Care in South Africa
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Connected lives: Families, households, health and care in contemporary South Africa, illustrates the changing constitution and the variability of households, fluid understandings of family, and the impact of these in the context of life changes and health problems. Through 29 case studies of people of diverse backgrounds in terms of ethnicity, class, sex and gender, of varying ages and from both urban and rural backgrounds, the authors explore the household as a site for the production of health and care. The book illustrates the impact of economic, demographic and social changes on households and families, and considers how these factors influence everyday life, health, wellbeing and care in contemporary South Africa. This book will interest those in global public health, anthropology, and population and demography studies.


Chapter 1. Family Structures and Everyday Relationships of Care
Lenore Manderson and Nolwazi Mkhwanazi
Chapter 2. Making Families
Nolwazi Mkhwanazi and Lenore Manderson
Case Study 2.1 The complexity of care in young families
Nolwazi Mkhwanazi
Case Study 2.2 'Too old to start a family?'
Ziyanda Majombozi
Case Study 2.3 Families, emergency and birth progress after apartheid
Kathleen Lorne McDougall
Case Study 2.4 Birthing Lessy
Cheyenne Jordaan
Case Study 2.5 Single in Soweto
Langelihle Mlotshwa and Sonja Merten
Case Study 2.6 Beautiful blessings
Casey Golomski and Gabby Dlamini
Chapter 3. Family Keeping
Nolwazi Mkhwanazi and Lenore Manderson
Case Study 3.1 Being a good mother
Sara Jewett Nieuwoudt
Case Study 3.2 "I don't want friends...I have family"
Nirvana Pillay
Case Study 3.3 Disconnected
Deidre Blackie
Case Study 3.4 "I did well for my family"
Susann Huschke
Case Study 3.5 Tender blessing care
Lebohang Masango
Chapter 4: How Men Care
Lenore Manderson and Nolwazi Mkhwanazi
Case Study 4.1 Sandile's story
Nozipho Mvune and Deevia Bhana
Case Study 4.2 Saving face
Alison Swartz
Case Study 4.3 The grants shopping basket
Rebecca Hodes
Case Study 4.4 On being a father
Mzikazi Nduna and Welmari Bouwer
Case Study 4.5 Responsible masculinity
Edmond Madhuha and Lorena Nunez Carrasco
Case Study 4.6 Hitting out
Ruari-Santiago McBride and Mzwakhe Khumalo
Chapter 5: Everyday Care And Illness
Lenore Manderson and Nolwazi Mkhwanazi
Case Study 5.1 The whistling of rats
Susan Levine, Alison Swartz and Hanna-Andrea Rother
Case Study 5.2 Sihleng'imizi
Tessa Hochfeld, Jenita Chiba and Leila Patel
Case Study 5.3 The misclosure of an adolescent's HIV status
Rebecca Hodes, Beth Vale and Elona Toska
Case Study 5.4 Catching women before they fall out the world
Anna Versfeld
Case Study 5.5 A family affair
Lario Viljoen, Hanlie Myburgh and Lindsey Reynolds on behalf of the
HPTN 071 (PopART) team
Case Study 5.6 Blood ties
Emily Avera
Chapter 6: As Families Age
Lenore Manderson and Nolwazi Mkhwanazi
Case Study 6.1 Healthy aging
Monde Makiwane, Ntombizonke A. Gumede and Mzolisi Makiwane
Case Study 6.2 Caring, communities and poverty
Lenore Manderson
Case Study 6.3 Nomabali's Story
Stine Hellum Braathen and Leslie Swartz
Case Study 6.4 Death and migrant communities of care
Linda Musariri and Eileen Moyer
Case Study 6.5 "Suffering grannies"
Jessica Ruthven
Case Study 6.6 Caring for the dead
Lorena Nunez Carrasco
Chapter 7. Families, Care and Support
Nolwazi Mkhwanazi and Lenore Manderson
About the authors


ISBN-13: 9780796925855
Publisher: HSRC Press
Publication date: May, 2020
Pages: 280
Weight: 658g
Availability: Contact supplier
Subcategories: Public Health


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