Introduction: Themes in the Study of Death and Loss in Africa

@article{Lee2012IntroductionTI,
  title={Introduction: Themes in the Study of Death and Loss in Africa},
  author={Rebekah Lee and M. Vaughan},
  journal={African Studies},
  year={2012},
  volume={71},
  pages={163 - 173}
}
Undoubtedly, the HIV/AIDS epidemic has focused attention on the ways in which death is managed and understood in African societies. Although the demographic and economic impact of HIV/AIDS has yet to be fully grasped, it is already evident that wide-scale AIDS mortality has profoundly influenced reproductive decision-making, reconfigured kinship structures and domestic economies of care, altered livelihood strategies and exacted an immense toll on already overburdened public health systems… Expand
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