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The Resource Death and the migrant : bodies, borders and care, by Yasmin Gunaratnam

Death and the migrant : bodies, borders and care, by Yasmin Gunaratnam

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Death and the migrant : bodies, borders and care
Title
Death and the migrant
Title remainder
bodies, borders and care
Statement of responsibility
by Yasmin Gunaratnam
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Death and the Migrant is a sociological account of transnational dying and care in British cities. It chronicles two decades of the ageing and dying of the UK{u2019}s cohort of post-war migrants, as well as more recent arrivals. Chapters of oral history and close ethnographic observation, enriched by photographs, take the reader into the submerged worlds of end-of-life care in hospices, hospitals and homes. While honouring singular lives and storytelling, Death and the Migrant explores the social, economic and cultural landscapes that surround the migrant deathbed in the twenty-first century. Here, everyday challenges - the struggle to belong, relieve pain, love well, and maintain dignity and faith {u2013} provide a fresh perspective on concerns and debates about the vulnerability of the body, transnationalism, care and hospitality. Blending narrative accounts from dying people and care professionals with insights from philosophy and feminist and critical race scholars, Yasmin Gunaratnam shows how the care of vulnerable strangers tests the substance of a community. From a radical new interpretation of the history of the contemporary hospice movement and its {u2018}total pain{u2019} approach, to the charting of the global care chain and the affective and sensual demands of intercultural care, Gunaratnam offers a unique perspective on how migration endows and replenishes national cultures and care. Far from being a marginal concern, Death and the Migrant shows that transnational dying is very much a predicament of our time, raising questions and concerns that are relevant to all of us. --Amazon.com
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gunaratnam, Yasmin
Dewey number
306.90869120941
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1073.5.G7
LC item number
G863 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • Emigrants and Immigrants
  • Terminally Ill
  • Cultural Characteristics
  • Terminal Care
  • United Kingdom
Label
Death and the migrant : bodies, borders and care, by Yasmin Gunaratnam
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
858010706
Extent
xviii, 198 pages.
Isbn
9781780934051
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)858010706
Label
Death and the migrant : bodies, borders and care, by Yasmin Gunaratnam
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
858010706
Extent
xviii, 198 pages.
Isbn
9781780934051
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)858010706

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