Ageing in Sub-Saharan Africa: Spaces and Practices of Care

Author:   Jaco Hoffman ,  Katrien Pype ,  Emily Freeman (LSE) ,  Brigit Obrist (University of Basel)
Publisher:   Policy Press
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9781447325260


Pages:   224
Publication Date:   24 January 2018
Format:   Paperback
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Featuring case studies from different regions of the continent (Southern, Central, East and West Africa), this book provides the pan-African evidence and analysis needed to move forward debates about who and how to address the long term care needs of older people in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Author:   Jaco Hoffman ,  Katrien Pype ,  Emily Freeman (LSE) ,  Brigit Obrist (University of Basel)
Publisher:   Policy Press
Imprint:   Policy Press
ISBN:  

9781447325260


ISBN 10:   1447325265
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   24 January 2018
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Manufactured on demand   Availability explained
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...a thoughtful and insightful contribution, adding to or supporting our discussions on Western care-giving... an invaluable book on Africa's older population, a thought-provoking discussion on the practices of care - familial, informal and formal - in Africa and an interesting discussion on the spaces of care Ageing and Society, Volume 39, Issue 4 This is a valuable, timely and thought-provoking collection on spaces and practices of care in Africa. The challenges of political economic change and the variations in actual situations are beautifully documented. Susan Reynolds Whyte, University of Copenhagen This book provides an opportunity for one of the most misrepresented entities to be heard - Africa's older population, a vulnerable group with unique needs. Sanet du Toit, University of Sydney, Australia


This is a valuable, timely and thought-provoking collection on spaces and practices of care in Africa. The challenges of political economic change and the variations in actual situations are beautifully documented. Susan Reynolds Whyte, University of Copenhagen This book provides an opportunity for one of the most misrepresented entities to be heard - Africa's older population, a vulnerable group with unique needs. Sanet du Toit, University of Sydney, Australia


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Dr Jaco Hoffman is Associate Professor at the Optentia Research Focus Area at North-West University (Vaal Triangle Campus), South Africa where he leads a programme on Ageing and Generational Dynamics in Africa. He is also James Martin Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, University of Oxford, UK from where he coordinates the African Research Network on Ageing (AFRAN). This network aims to bring together African and international institutions and individuals from academia, policy and practice to develop and expand African research and training capacity on ageing. Dr Katrien Pype is Assistant Professor at the Institute for Anthropological Research in Africa, University of Leuven, and Fellow of the Department of African Studies & Anthropology at the University of Birmingham, UK. Her research focuses on how people, elderly included, make sense of communication technologies in their daily lives and how it impacts urban lifeworlds.

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