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Responses to Death, Care and Family Relations in Urban Senegal

Evans, Ruth; Ribbens McCarthy, Jane; Bowlby, Sophie; Wouango, Joséphine and Kébé, Fatou (2016). Responses to Death, Care and Family Relations in Urban Senegal. University of Reading, Reading.

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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.

Item Type: Other
Copyright Holders: 2016 University of Reading
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Death in the family in urban Senegal: bereavement, care and family relations (D-13-017-JM)33811LEVERHULME The Leverhulme Trust
Keywords: death; Africa; bereavement; Senegal; families
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
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Item ID: 49016
Depositing User: Jane Ribbens McCarthy
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2017 16:19
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2019 18:17
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