[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.
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,
Responses to Death, Care and Family Relations in Urban Senegal