Go to AfricaBib home

Go to AfricaBib home AfricaBib Go to database home

bibliographic database

Line
Previous page New search

The free AfricaBib App for Android is available here

Dissertation / thesis Dissertation / thesis Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Being old in times of AIDS: aging, caring and relating in northwest Tanzania
Author:Klerk, Josien de
Year:2011
ISSN:1876-0198
Issue:37
Pages:177
Language:English
Series:African Studies Collection
City:Leiden
Publisher:African Studies Centre
ISBN:9789054481096
Geographic term:Tanzania
Subjects:elderly
ageing
AIDS
kinship
dissertations (form)
Link:http://hdl.handle.net/1887/18610
Abstract:The HIV/AIDS epidemic in northwest Tanzania has profoundly shaped the experience of growing old. Older men and women take on new care tasks, such as caring for orphaned grandchildren and nursing dying patients. Yet, at the same time, while the elderly grow older, their own old-age care becomes increasingly uncertain. Situating older people's stories in debates around kinship and relating, this ethnographic account captures the diverse experiences of growing old in Kagera region in the era of AIDS and shows how this process implies a tension between the increased necessity to forge relations of care and the confrontation with the ageing body. Field research for the study was carried out between 2002 and 2005. [ASC Leiden abstract]
Views

Cover