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dc.contributor.authorZivkovic, T.M.en
dc.identifier.citationEthnos, 2019; :1-19en
dc.descriptionPublished online: 01 Dec 2019en
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines interrelated dichotomies in social anthropology and cross-cultural research on advance care directives (ACDs). It aims to recast the disjuncture between individual (Western) selves and collectivist (non-Western) Others that has impeded understandings of the cultural complexities of decision-making at the end of life. Based on research conducted with Chinese, Vietnamese and Indian communities living in Adelaide, South Australia, it explores how ACDs can obscure the vicissitudes of bodies and social life, decontextualising and detracting from our emplacement in relational worlds. Drawing on Ingold’s approach to living beings as a bundle of lines that join together, a ‘meshwork’ that carries on, I trace the continuities and points of tension, or ‘knots’, interwoven in movements and metaphors of writing up advance care directives, signing consent, opening doors and caring through touch.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityTanya Zivkovicen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.rights© 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Groupen
dc.subjectAdvance care directives; lines; individual; collective; cross-culturalen
dc.titleLifelines and end-of-life decision-making: an anthropological analysis of advance care directives in cross-cultural contextsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
pubs.library.collectionAnthropology & Development Studies publicationsen
dc.identifier.orcidZivkovic, T.M. [0000-0002-4990-4372]en
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