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Time-space practices of care after a family death in urban Senegal
Bowlby, Sophie; Evans, Ruth; Ribbens McCarthy, Jane et al.
2021In Social and Cultural Geography, p. 1-19
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Keywords :
death and bereavement; family relations; Feminist ethic of care; informal care; Senegal west africa; time-space practices; ubuntu; Cultural Studies; Geography, Planning and Development
Abstract :
[en] This paper contributes to studies of care practices and care ethics beyond the Minority world by analysing informal caringscapes after a family death in urban Senegal. Based on the findings of a qualitative study in the cities of Dakar and Kaolack, we explore exchanges of care by the living for the living in the period immediately following the death, and changes in these care practices over the longer term. We focus on mobilities and changing care roles in family lives over time. We demonstrate the central significance of family commitments and concern for the wellbeing of the ‘family’ in caring exchanges. We suggest that a deeply relational understanding of personhood as bound up with family and community underlies many current caring practices in urban Senegal and challenges current conceptualisations of care interdependencies.
Disciplines :
Human geography & demography
Author, co-author :
Bowlby, Sophie ;  Department of Geography and Environmental Science, The University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, United Kingdom
Evans, Ruth ;  Department of Geography and Environmental Science, The University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, United Kingdom
Ribbens McCarthy, Jane ;  Open University, United Kingdom ; University of Reading, Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Wouango, Joséphine  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences sociales > Sociologie du développement ; Faculty of Social Sciences, Liège 1, Belgium
Language :
Spanish
Title :
Time-space practices of care after a family death in urban Senegal
Alternative titles :
[fr] Pratiques spatiotemporelles de care après un deuil familial dans le Sénégal urbain
Publication date :
2021
Journal title :
Social and Cultural Geography
ISSN :
1464-9365
eISSN :
1470-1197
Publisher :
Routledge
Pages :
1-19
Peer reviewed :
Peer Reviewed verified by ORBi
Funders :
Leverhulme Trust [GB]
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