Published in AIDS Weekly, March 22nd, 2010
"Drawing on Mauss' concept of the gift, I explore how caregivers who participate in Hope, an on-line support forum dedicated to HIV/AIDS, incorporate moral percepts and understandings about ethics into their caregiving experiences. Their intense discussions on the essence of familial loyalties give rise to emotionally vibrant, empathic communities in which a socio-emotional economy is formulated," wrote S. Barlev and colleagues.
The researchers concluded: "Can the Internet act as a moral space' How are concepts such as...
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