228pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2020.
In this collection of 29 case studies of people of diverse backgrounds in terms of ethnicity, class, sex and gender, of varying ages and from both urban and rural backgrounds, the authors illustrate the impact of economic, demographic and social changes on households and families, and consider how these factors influence everyday life, health, well-being and care in contemporary South Africa.
Lenore Manderson is Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Medical Anthropology in the School of Public Health at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Nolwazi Mkhwanazi is Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of the Witwatersrand, and a senior researcher and director of the Medical Humanities programme at WISER (Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research). She is co-editor, with Deevia Bhana, of Young Families: gender, sexuality and care.