By Yasmin Gunaratnam
Chapters of oral historical past and shut ethnographic remark, enriched via photos, take the reader into the submerged worlds of end-of-life care in hospices, hospitals and houses. whereas honouring singular lives and storytelling, Death and the Migrant explores the social, financial and cultural landscapes that encompass the migrant deathbed within the twenty-first century. the following, daily demanding situations - the fight to belong, relieve soreness, love good, and preserve dignity and religion – supply a clean viewpoint on issues and debates in regards to the vulnerability of the physique, transnationalism, care and hospitality.
mixing narrative money owed from demise humans and care pros with insights from philosophy and feminist and demanding race students, Yasmin Gunaratnam indicates how the care of weak strangers assessments the substance of a neighborhood. From a thorough new interpretation of the historical past of the modern hospice circulation and its 'total ache' method, to the charting of the worldwide care chain and the affective and sensual calls for of intercultural care, Gunaratnam bargains a different point of view on how migration endows and replenishes nationwide cultures and care. faraway from being a marginal obstacle, Death and the Migrant indicates that transnational demise is particularly a lot a hindrance of our time, elevating questions and matters which are correct to all of us.
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Death and the Migrant: Bodies, Borders and Care by Yasmin Gunaratnam