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Author Gunaratnam, Yasmin, author.

Title Death and the migrant : bodies, borders and care / Yasmin Gunaratnam.

Publication Info. London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.


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Description 1 online resource (208 pages) : illustrations (black and white)
Note Print version record.
Contents HalfTitle; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Preface; Elephant Pass(t); 1 Death and the Migrant -- An Introduction; Frank, A first journey; Harshini, The last migration; Diasporic dying; Hospice-tality and the geo-social; Mortal chorographies; The book; 2 Eros; The promise; David; The face; Dust and guts; 3 Thanatos; 4 A Catch; Dirt; Paranoia; Comin throu the rye; Patience; 5 Never Mind; Violet is unbalanced.; Silver lining; Les Fleurs du Mal; 6 Dissimulation; Shock; Body heat; 7 Moving On; Faith; 8 Music; Noise; Hospice-tality; 9 The Prince and the Pee.
Tings10 Failing, Falling; Inklings; The high wire; Not-knowing; In the skin of a lion; 11 Home; Body work; Slowly, slowly; Genograms; A view; A cough; 12 Pain; Total pain: 'All of me is wrong'; Case stories; Being affected to learn; 13 The Foreigner Question -- An Epilogue; Sweet chariot; Geese20; 14 Appendix: Research and Methods; Stories, writing, care; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
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'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,
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-192) and index.
Local Note Bloomsbury Publishing Bloomsbury Open Access
Language English.
Subject Immigrants -- Great Britain -- Death.
Immigrants -- Great Britain -- Death -- Social aspects.
Terminally Ill -- psychology.
Emigrants and Immigrants -- psychology.
Cultural Characteristics.
Terminal Care.
Great Britain.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Genre/Form Popular Work.
Other Form: Print version: 9781306723206
ISBN 147251534X (electronic book)
9781472515346 (electronic book)
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