Ethnographies of Social Support

Ethnographies of Social Support


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Why do elderly choose to move away from their children so as to not receive their support? Using a number of case studies, contributors explore social support as a tool of mutuality, or maintaining relatedness and sharing feelings, rather than preventing or patching up problems. This book helps correct the dominant framework of deliberate action.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137330963
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 06/14/2013
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 217
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Marian Burchardt, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Germany
Heath Cabot, College of the Atlantic, USA
Melissa L. Caldwell, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Manuela Ivone P. da Cunha, University of Minho, Portugal
Bartholomew Dean, University of Kansas, USA
Frédérique Pagani, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Versailles, France
Alan Smart, University of Calgary, Canada
Dorota Szawarska, University of Warsaw, Poland

Table of Contents

Introduction; Markus Schlecker 1. Housing Support for the "Undeserving": Moral Hazard, Fires, and Laissez-faire in Hong Kong; Alan Smart 2. "Who Will Love You if They Have to Look after You?": Sakhalin Koreans Caring from a Distance; Dorota Szawarska 3. Access to the Social: The Ethics and Pragmatics of HIV/AIDS Support Groups in South Africa; Marian Burchardt 4. The Changing Scale of Imprisonment and the Transformation of Care: The Erosion of the "Welfare Society" by the "Penal State" in Contemporary Portugal; Manuela Ivone P. da Cunha 5. The Compassion of Strangers: Intimate Encounters with Assistance in Moscow; Melissa L. Caldwell 6. Young Chinese Volunteers: Self/Interest, Altruism, and Moral Models; Friederike Fleischer 7. Engagements and Interruptions: Mapping Emotion at an Athenian Asylum Advocacy NGO; Heath Cabot 8. Life, Labor, and Merit: War Martyrdom as Support Encounters in Late Socialist Vietnam; Markus Schlecker 9. Empathy, Salvation, and Religious Identity: Hindu Religious Movements and Humanitarian Action in India; Frédérique Pagani 10. Epilogue; Bartholomew Dean

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