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Foreign Countries of Old Age

East and Southeast European Perspectives on Aging

Ed. by Gramshammer-Hohl, Dagmar / Ursulesku, Oana

Series:Aging Studies 19

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    Publication Date:
    2020
    Copyright year:
    2020
    To be published:
    March 2020
    ISBN
    978-3-8394-4554-9
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    The exploration of what May Sarton calls the »foreign country of old age« usually does not go far beyond the familiar: the focus of Aging Studies has thus far clearly rested upon North America and Western Europe. This multi-disciplinary essay collection critically examines conditions and representations of old age and aging in Eastern and Southeastern Europe from various perspectives of the humanities and social sciences. By shedding light on these culturally specific contexts, the contributions widen our understanding of the aging process in all its diversity and demonstrate that a shift in perspectives might in fact challenge a number of taken-for-granted positions and presumptions of Aging Studies.

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    400 pages
    TRANSCRIPT
    Language:
    English
    Keyword(s):
    Aging,Eastern Europe,Southeastern Europe,Balkans,Literature,History,Culture,Society,Demography,Ageism,Intergenerational Relationships,Education,Dementia,Mythology,Aging Studies,Biopolitics,Family,Slavic Studies,Cultural History,Eastern European History,Literary Studies
    Readership:
    Professional and scholarly;

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