Publications and other resources

Academic journal articles

  • Bowlby, S., Evans, R., Ribbens McCarthy, J., Wouango, J. (2021) Time-space caring practices after a death in the family in urban Senegal. Social & Cultural Geography. Full text available on request from Ruth Evans: r.evans@reading.ac.uk
  • Evans, R. (2021) Critical geographies of love and loss: relational responses to the death of a spouse in Senegal. Emotion, Space and Society. 39, 100774. Full text available on request from Ruth Evans: r.evans@reading.ac.uk
  • Ribbens McCarthy, J., Evans, R. and Bowlby, S. (2019) Diversity challenges from urban West Africa: how Senegalese family deaths illuminate dominant understandings of ‘bereavement’, Bereavement Care, 38 (2-3), 83-90. Full text available on request from Ruth Evans: r.evans@reading.ac.uk
  • Ribbens McCarthy, J., Evans, R., Bowlby, S., Wouango, J. (2018) Making sense of family deaths in urban Senegal: diversities, contexts and comparisons. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying. Full text available on request from Ruth Evans: r.evans@reading.ac.uk
  • Evans, R. (2019) Interpreting family struggles in West Africa across Majority-Minority world boundaries: tensions and possibilities.  Gender, Place & Culture. Full text available on request from Ruth Evans: r.evans@reading.ac.uk
  • Evans, R. Ribbens McCarthy, J., Kébé, F. Bowlby, S., and Wouango, J. (2017) Interpreting ‘grief’ in Senegal: language, emotions and cross-cultural translation in a francophone African context, Mortality, 22, 2. Full text available on request from here or from Ruth Evans: r.evans@reading.ac.uk Read a summary here/ lire le résumé ici.
  • Evans, R. Ribbens McCarthy, J., Bowlby, S., Wouango, J. and Kébé, F. (2017) Producing emotionally sensed knowledge? Reflexivity and emotions in researching responses to death. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 20(6), 585-598. Full text available on request from here or from Ruth Evans: r.evans@reading.ac.uk. See here for a summary.

  • Evans, R. (2016) Gendered Struggles over Land: Shifting Inheritance Practices among the Serer in rural Senegal. Gender, Place and Culture. 23(9), 1360-1375
  • Evans, R. (2014) Parental death as a vital conjuncture? Intergenerational care and responsibility following bereavement in Senegal. Social & Cultural Geography, 15(5), 547-570

Book chapters

  • Ribbens McCarthy, J. and Evans, R. (2020) The (cross-cultural) problem of categories: who is ‘child’, what is ‘family’? In S.Frankel and S. McNamee (Eds.) Bringing Children Back into the Family, Sociological Studies of Childhood and Youth, Vol. 25, Collection 1, Relationality and Connectedness and Home. Bingley: Emerald Publishing, pp.23-40. Full text available on request from Ruth Evans: r.evans@reading.ac.uk
  • Evans, R., Bowlby, S., Ribbens McCarthy, J., Wouango, J. and Kebe, F. (2019) ‘It’s God’s will’: Consolation and religious meaning-making after a family death in urban Senegal. In Space, Grief and Bereavement: Consolationscapes, C. Jedan, A. Maddrell and E. Venbrux (Eds) Routledge: London, pp.181-197. Full text available on request from Ruth Evans: r.evans@reading.ac.uk
  • Evans, R. (2019) Widowhood and property inheritance among the Serer in Senegal. In B. M’Baye and B. Muhonja (eds) Gender and Sexuality in Senegalese Societies. Critical Perspective and Methods, Rowman and Littlefield: Lanham, pp.145-173. Full text available on request from Ruth Evans: r.evans@reading.ac.uk

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