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Crying for Our Elders: African Orphanhood in the Age of HIV and AIDS

Kristen E. Cheney

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226437408
eISBN:
9780226437682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226437682.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

The African HIV/AIDS pandemic has defined the childhoods of an entire generation. Many children have lost their parents to AIDS while HIV-infected children are now surviving thanks to life-saving ... More


Introduction

Kristen E. Cheney

in Crying for Our Elders: African Orphanhood in the Age of HIV and AIDS

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226437408
eISBN:
9780226437682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226437682.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter introduces the rationale for the book and then lays out the main conceptual and methodological considerations utilized in the study of AIDS orphanhood, including critical children’s ... More


Orphanhood and the Conundrum of Humanitarian Intervention

Kristen E. Cheney

in Crying for Our Elders: African Orphanhood in the Age of HIV and AIDS

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226437408
eISBN:
9780226437682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226437682.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter details the evolution of the global and national response to AIDS orphanhood and its unintended consequences. Drawing on critical humanitarian studies in order to examine the effects of ... More


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