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Responses to Death, Care and Family Relations in Urban Senegal
Evans, Ruth; McCarthy, Jane Ribbens; Bowlby, Sophie et al.


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Abstract :
[en] This study provides the first in-depth understanding of responses to death, care and family relations in an urban West African context. The loss of a close adult relative is a significant life transition that almost everyone experiences at some point in the lifecourse and which may have a range of material, social and emotional consequences for children and families. The research aimed to investigate the material and emotional significance of a death of a close adult relative for family members of different genders and generations in urban Senegal. It aimed to explore how the death of a close relative impacts on identities, caring relations and responsibilities among families of varying socio-economic status and diverse ethnicities (focusing on the three largest ethnic groups, Wolof, Hal Pulaaren and Serer) in two cities.
Disciplines :
Human geography & demography
Author, co-author :
Evans, Ruth;  University of Reading, > Geography and Environmental Science,
McCarthy, Jane Ribbens;  The Open University > Social Policy and Criminology
Bowlby, Sophie;  University of Reading > Geography and Environmental Science
Wouango, Joséphine  ;  Université de Liège > Faculté des sciences sociales > Sociologie du développement
Kébé, Fatou;  LARTES-IFAN > University Cheikh Anta Diop Dakar,
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Title :
Responses to Death, Care and Family Relations in Urban Senegal
Publication date :
February 2016
Publisher :
University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom
Name of the research project :
Responses to Death, Care and Family Relations in Urban Senegal
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