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05 November 2014

Book launch: Care in Context: Transnational gender perspectives

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Members of the media are invited to attend the launch of Care in Context: Transnational gender perspectives edited by Vasu Reddy, Stephan Meyer, Tamara Shefer & Thenjiwe Meyiwa tonight at the Book Lounge, Cape Town.

Care in Context is a thought-provoking book that looks at gender inequalities in the context of care. Drawing in part from unique transnational perspectives and gripping interviews, this book focuses on key questions that intellectuals, policy makers and all of us who care and need care have to ask, such as: What is good care? Who should be involved in providing it? And how should care be arranged and organised so that that the interests of both care givers and care recipients are equally provided for?


The book in chapter six deals specifically with case studies from the Western Cape. It explores care in the context of HIV and AIDS caregiving amongst lesbians, women, men and gay men. It focused on the quality of care as experienced by both recipients and care givers. Care recipients that formed part of the Study were from Nyanga and Mbekweni and other areas. The Treatment Action Campaign and Triangle Project assisted with this study in these areas.


Care is indispensable to human flourishing. Without it we cannot survive. It is vital to the development of all individuals and to that of the broader society. Increasing economic and health problems have also contributed to mounting care crises in different parts of the world. With this view, the book offers fresh and nuanced perspectives and is a definite must read for all those affected by issues of care.

Keynote speaker:     Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela

Speakers:                  Editors and Cape Town-based authors
Venue:                       The Book Lounge, Corner of Roeland and Buitenkant Streets

Time:                          5:30pm for 6pm


Published by HSRC Press.


For more information contact: Julian Jacobs on 082 454 4902

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