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Crying for Our EldersAfrican Orphanhood in the Age of HIV and AIDS$
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Kristen E. Cheney

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780226437408

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226437682.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Crying for Our Elders

Kristen E. Cheney

University of Chicago Press

This chapter introduces the rationale for the book and then lays out the main conceptual and methodological considerations utilized in the study of AIDS orphanhood, including critical children’s studies, posthumanitarianism, generations, and youth participatory research. It then provides an overview of the structure of the rest of the book.

Keywords:   children’s studies, generational analysis, HIV, international development, posthumanitarianism, OVC, orphans and vulnerable children, Uganda, youth participatory research, AIDS

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