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The Resource Crying for our elders : African orphanhood in the age of HIV and AIDS, Kristen Cheney

Crying for our elders : African orphanhood in the age of HIV and AIDS, Kristen Cheney

Label
Crying for our elders : African orphanhood in the age of HIV and AIDS
Title
Crying for our elders
Title remainder
African orphanhood in the age of HIV and AIDS
Statement of responsibility
Kristen Cheney
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa has defined the childhoods of an entire generation. Over the past twenty years, international NGOs and charities have devoted immense attention to the millions of African children orphaned by the disease. But in Crying for Our Elders, anthropologist Kristen E. Cheney argues that these humanitarian groups have misread the 'orphan crisis.' She explains how the global humanitarian focus on orphanhood often elides the social and political circumstances that actually present the greatest adversity to vulnerable children--in effect deepening the crisis and thereby affecting children's lives as irrevocably as HIV/AIDS itself. Through ethnographic fieldwork and collaborative research with children in Uganda, Cheney traces how the "best interest" principle that governs children's' rights can stigmatize orphans and leave children in the post-antiretroviral era even more vulnerable to exploitation. She details the dramatic effects this has on traditional family support and child protection and stresses child empowerment over pity. Crying for Our Elders advances current discussions on humanitarianism, children's studies, orphanhood, and kinship. By exploring the unique experience of AIDS orphanhood through the eyes of children, caregivers, and policymakers, Cheney shows that despite the extreme challenges of growing up in the era of HIV/AIDS, the post-ARV generation still holds out hope for the future." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cheney, Kristen E
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV1347
LC item number
.C44 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Berner Handelskammer
  • Orphans
  • Children of AIDS patients
  • Poor children
  • Child welfare
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • MEDICAL
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Aids
  • Soziale Situation
  • Waisenkind
  • Uganda
Label
Crying for our elders : African orphanhood in the age of HIV and AIDS, Kristen Cheney
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Suffering, silence, and status: the lived experience of orphanhood
  • Blood binds: the transformation of kinship and the politics of adoption.
  • Orphanhood and the transformation of kinship, fosterage, and children's circulation strategies
  • Orphanhood and the politics of adoption in Uganda
  • Conclusion.
  • HIV/AIDS policy, "orphan addiction," and the next generation
  • Generations of HIV/AIDS, orphanhood, and intervention.
  • A generation of HIV/AIDS in Uganda
  • Orphanhood and the conundrum of humanitarian intervention
  • Beyond checking the "voice" box: children's rights and participation in development and research.
  • Children's rights: participation, protectionism, and citizenship
  • Getting children's perspectives: a child- and youth-centered participatory approach
  • Orphanhood in the age of HIV and AIDS.
  • Orphanhood, poverty, and the post-ARV generation
Control code
952943064
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 239 pages
Isbn
9780226437545
Lccn
2016029264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)952943064
Label
Crying for our elders : African orphanhood in the age of HIV and AIDS, Kristen Cheney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Suffering, silence, and status: the lived experience of orphanhood
  • Blood binds: the transformation of kinship and the politics of adoption.
  • Orphanhood and the transformation of kinship, fosterage, and children's circulation strategies
  • Orphanhood and the politics of adoption in Uganda
  • Conclusion.
  • HIV/AIDS policy, "orphan addiction," and the next generation
  • Generations of HIV/AIDS, orphanhood, and intervention.
  • A generation of HIV/AIDS in Uganda
  • Orphanhood and the conundrum of humanitarian intervention
  • Beyond checking the "voice" box: children's rights and participation in development and research.
  • Children's rights: participation, protectionism, and citizenship
  • Getting children's perspectives: a child- and youth-centered participatory approach
  • Orphanhood in the age of HIV and AIDS.
  • Orphanhood, poverty, and the post-ARV generation
Control code
952943064
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 239 pages
Isbn
9780226437545
Lccn
2016029264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)952943064

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