Journals Higher Education



Published: 16 March 2017

176 Pages | 3 maps

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9781526116949

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Ageing selves and everyday life in the north of England

Years in the making

Cathrine Degnen

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Almost all Western ethnographic research on old age is based in institutions, but a minority of older people lives in such settings
  • Anthropology of Britain is a growing teaching area (
  • Critically engages with four key concepts in contemporary anthropology (narrative, selfhood, social memory and time) and considers what the perspective of older age brings to these theoretical debates
  • Fully engaged with relevant and up- to- date literature in cross-disciplinary field of ageing studies and provides useful and critical overview of recent work in this area
  • This book is based in the community

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