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A Fraught Embrace: The Romance and Reality of AIDS Altruism in Africa

Ann Swidler and Susan Cotts Watkins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691173924
eISBN:
9781400884988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691173924.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

In the wake of the AIDS pandemic, legions of organizations and compassionate individuals descended on Africa from faraway places to offer their help and save lives. This book shows how the dreams of ... More


Social inclusion of people with disabilities in poverty reduction policies and instruments: initial impressions from Malawi and Uganda

Margaret Wazakili, Tsitsi Chataika, Gubela Mji, Kudakwashe Dube, and Malcolm MacLachlan

in Disability and poverty: A global challenge

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428851
eISBN:
9781447302063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428851.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter reviews the importance of people with disabilities being included in the process of national and international development, and of them being substantial beneficiaries of this process. ... More


“No disabled can go here…”: how education affects disability and poverty in Malawi

Stine Hellum Braathen and Mitch E. Loeb

in Disability and poverty: A global challenge

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428851
eISBN:
9781447302063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428851.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

One of the main predictors of poverty becomes the level of and access to education. It is generally believed that having an education can lift individuals and their families out of poverty, while the ... More


Introduction: Altruism from Afar

Ann Swidler and Susan Cotts Watkins

in A Fraught Embrace: The Romance and Reality of AIDS Altruism in Africa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691173924
eISBN:
9781400884988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691173924.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This introductory chapter examines the imaginations as well as the practical concerns of the actors in the drama of AIDS as it has played out in Malawi: altruists' visions of transforming the lives ... More


Fevered Imaginations

Ann Swidler and Susan Cotts Watkins

in A Fraught Embrace: The Romance and Reality of AIDS Altruism in Africa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691173924
eISBN:
9781400884988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691173924.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter explores the intersecting fantasies that lock donors, brokers, and villagers together in a fraught embrace. Donors imagine the poverty and powerlessness of their potential ... More


Getting to know Brokers

Ann Swidler and Susan Cotts Watkins

in A Fraught Embrace: The Romance and Reality of AIDS Altruism in Africa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691173924
eISBN:
9781400884988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691173924.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter looks at how, in the romance of AIDS altruism, brokers must bridge the distance between the imaginations and aspirations of the altruists and those of the people they aim to help. For ... More


Care and identity in rural Malawi

Emily Freeman

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447325253
eISBN:
9781447325307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447325253.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Political and academic concern that care for older adults in Sub-Saharan Africa is insufficient and under strain is long standing, but poorly set out. Questions remain unanswered: What is meant by ... More


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