Jaco joined the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing in October 2006, developing the Institute's focus on ageing in Africa through the conduct of research and co-ordination of the African Research on Ageing Network (AFRAN).
His research interests revolve around intergenerational issues in Africa in general and in particular the configuration and reconfiguration of these relationships in the context of HIV/AIDS. This research is funded by James Martin and the Oppenheimer Fund.
The African Research on Ageing Network (AFRAN) is a United Nations endorsed program, hosted by the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, in partnership with the Council for the Development of Social Sciences Research in Africa, Dakar, Senegal (CODESRIA). This collaborative network brings together African and international institutions and individuals from academia, policy and practice to develop and expand African research and training capacity on ageing.
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Understanding African Migration: Intergenerational Relations, Citizenship and Belonging in a Comparative ContextCitizenship, Belonging and Intergenerational Relations in African Migration
2012 Uniquely this book set out to explore African migration from an intergenerational perspective in the context of its south-north as well as its south-south trajectories where 'south' arbitrarily but unambiguously refers to the African continent and 'north' to the UK and ...
Introduction: Citizenship, Belonging and Intergenerational Relations in African MigrationCitizenship, Belonging and Intergenerational Relations in African Migration
2012 While migration is by no means a new phenomenon, globalisation has led to an intensification of the movement of people around the world. Migration in this new era (Urry, 2000; Vertovec, 2009) is profoundly shaped by the globalised economic, socio-political ...
“Motho ke motho ka motho yo mongwe” (A Person Is a Person Through Other People)Journal of Intergenerational Relationships
… the (unbearable) ‘in-betweenness’ of being … : A Postmodern Exploration of Intergenerational Practices in Africa: A Framework Towards ProgrammingJournal of Intergenerational Relationships
2004 We need to position ourselves somewhere between the over-romanticized idea of a golden era in the past and an overly pessimistic view of the family as a disappearing primary care institution; between the “warm, loving, caring, socially-oriented …” African generations and the “cold technology-oriented” Western generations...
What motivates intergenerational practices in South Africa?The Journal of Intergenerational Relationships
2003 Different cohorts of generations are not only constituted by those who are physically alive but also include the departed (the ancestors), as well as those yet to be born. Within this context older persons are traditionally revered as the amadlozi/badimo who are near- ...