Alloparenting in the context of AIDS in southern Africa: complex strategies for care

Lorraine van Blerk, Nicola Ansell

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    Abstract

    This chapter examines the various mechanisms by which alloparenting occurs in the context of the AIDS pandemic in southern Africa. The chapter begins by discussing the impacts of AIDS on children and their families and then, using the concept of the inter-generational contract, considers the effect this is having on the care arrangements of orphans. The remainder of the chapter focuses on the findings from empirical research.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSubstitute parents: biological and social perspectives on alloparenting in human societies
    EditorsGillian Bentley, Ruth Mace
    PublisherBerghahn Books
    Pages241-265
    Number of pages25
    ISBN (Print)9781845451066
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

    Publication series

    NameStudies of the Biosocial Society
    PublisherBerghahn Books
    Number3

    Keywords

    • AIDS
    • Child care
    • Southern Africa
    • Alloparenting

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