Ethnographies of Social Support

  • Markus Schlecker
  • Friederike Fleischer

About this book


Why do elderly choose to move away from their children so as to not receive their support? Using a number of case studies, contributors explore social support as a tool of mutuality, or maintaining relatedness and sharing feelings, rather than preventing or patching up problems. This book helps correct the dominant framework of deliberate action.


children emotion ethics ethnography

Editors and affiliations

  • Markus Schlecker
    • 1
  • Friederike Fleischer
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.University of CambridgeUK
  2. 2.CUNY Graduate CenterUSA
  3. 3.Department of AnthropologyUniversidad de los AndesBogotáColombia

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