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|Title:||‘Once upon a time …’ Orphanhood, childhood studies and the depoliticisation of childhood poverty in southern Africa|
|Citation:||Childhood, 23(2): pp. 162-177, (2015)|
|Abstract:||Policy, interventions and research concerning southern African children remain dominated by a focus on AIDS-related orphanhood, although the association between orphanhood and disadvantage is highly questionable. I argue that the trope of the AIDS orphan serves a range of agendas, including for academic research. In particular, orphans represent the quintessential childagent, celebrated in fairytales and fiction. Finally, I examine how this has led to a policy response – education bursaries – that cannot adequately address childhood poverty in the region.|
|Appears in Collections:||Dept of Clinical Sciences Research Papers|
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