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Old-Age Home? Middle-Class Senior Citizens and New Elderscapes in Urban India

Mayer, Annika

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Abstract

The ethnographic study pursues the question how recent social and urban transformations in India have altered ways of ageing. The focus lies on changes people experience and create. Mayer looks at the dynamic interplay of larger transformations – India’s shift to a neoliberal economy, the increase of migration and urbanisation – and smaller transitions in individual life courses to come to a better understanding of how to conceptualise ageing in times of globalisation.

Item Type: Dissertation
Supervisor: Brosius, Prof. Dr. Christiane
Date of thesis defense: 26 July 2017
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2017 07:47
Date: 2017
Faculties / Institutes: The Faculty of Behavioural and Cultural Studies > Dean's Office of The Faculty of Behavioural and Cultural Studies
Subjects: 390 Customs, etiquette, folklore
Controlled Keywords: ageing, middle-class, India, urban, aging
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