Contentious care: foster care grants and the caregiver orphan relationship in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa


Hearle, Christopher and Ruwanpura, Kanchana N. (2009) Contentious care: foster care grants and the caregiver orphan relationship in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. Oxford Development Studies, 37, (4), 423-437. (doi:10.1080/13600810903305240).

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It is widely recognized that HIV/AIDS has devastating but also uneven effects on afflicted communities. While much research has rightly focused on the impact of HIV/AIDS on families, communities and countries, less attention has been paid to foster carers' experiences and to the network of care. Based on qualitative fieldwork carried out over a 3-month period in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa, this study analyses the experiences of those caring for orphans who receive a state-funded Foster Care Grant. Conversations with caregivers suggest the contentious nature of care; this is worth exploring further, as it can cast light on how such macro-level interventions are shifting what it means to be an orphan at the community level. The main reason for bringing these issues to the fore is to make development interventions better informed and therefore better able to address those factors giving rise to the challenges faced by caregivers

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1360-0818 (print)
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Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Geography > Economy, Culture, Space
ePrint ID: 69535
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2009
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:49
Contact Email Address: k.n.ruwanpura@soton.ac.uk
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/69535

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