Foreign Countries of Old Age

East and Southeast European Perspectives on Aging

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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5 January 2021, 390 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4554-5

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Book title
Foreign Countries of Old Age East and Southeast European Perspectives on Aging
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
390
Features
kart., Dispersionsbindung, 16 SW-Abbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-4554-5
DOI
10.14361/9783839445549
Commodity Group
1728
BIC-Code
JFSP31 DSB HBTB
BISAC-Code
SOC013000 LIT004110 HIS054000
THEMA-Code
JBSP4 DSB NHTB
Release date
5 January 2021
Edition
1
Topics
Familie, Biopolitik, Alter
Readership
Aging Studies, Slavic Studies, Cultural Studies, Literary Studies, History, Ethnology, Sociology, Communication Studies, Gender Studies
Keywords/Tags
Old Age, 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

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