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Who cares for orphans? Challenges to kinship and morality in a Luo village in Western Kenya

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This dissertation analyses an ethnographic study of how people in a peri-urban, agricultural village in western Kenya have responded to the questions of who will care for children, and how, when those children’s parents, or other primary caregivers, have died. It examines the practical and ideological implications of wide-scale orphaning among a population that has experienced increased numbers and proportions of orphaned children mainly due to HIV/AIDS, as well as the gradual depletion of...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SAME
Subgroup:
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
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SSD
Department:
SAME
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Division:
SSD
Department:
SAME
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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