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    Spring School “Perspectives on an age-friendly culture: concepts and methods“, 20th-22nd February 2017, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

    Photo: Miriam Fehmann

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New book ”Caring for Old Age. Perspectives from South Asia“ by Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius and Roberta Mandoki

Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius (project member) and Roberta Mandoki have just published their edited volume "Caring for Old Age. Perspectives from South Asia" in the "Heidelberg Studies on Transculturality" series (vol 8) of HeiUP. The volume results from the Cluster-project “Ageing in a Transcultural Context” that was headed by Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius, Prof. Dr. Andreas Kruse (project member) and Prof. Dr. Axel Michaels, including the PhD research tandem of Roberta Mandoki (on Kathmandu) and Dr. Annika Mayer (on Delhi).

Caring for Old Age brings together eleven chapters by scholars from different disciplines and regional backgrounds. In addition to increasing urbanization and mobility, many societies are simultaneously experiencing rising life expectancies and an aging of their overall population. Such fundamental demographic and structural changes are reflected in a variety of narratives and strategies about what a "good age(s)" can look like in the face of rapidly transforming environments, human mobility and changing social relationships. This volume explores the transcultural dimensions of age(s) and care in ethnographic and literary case studies in both South Asia and in a South Asian study in Europe. The contributions in this volume critically examine Eurocentric aspects of age(s) research and examine how perspectives from the Global South can reveal transcultural linkages and connectivities of care and age(s) experiences.

The book can be ordered non demand and be downloaded for free and is available from HeiUP




Upcoming Events

Film Festival for Generations, Pune - cancelled!

14th-15th April 2020


Film Festival for Generations, Mumbai - cancelled!

17th -18th April 2020


Closing Workshop  New Directions in ‘Active Ageing’ and ‘Age-friendly Cultures’ in India and Germany , Heidelberg -  cancelled!

18th-19th June 2020


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