Ageing in Africa: Sociolinguistic and Anthropological Approaches
Sinfree Makoni, Koen Stroeken
Ashgate, 2002 - Social Science - 291 pages
Adopting a pan-African slant to issues about ageing, this volume brings together some of the most prolific and skilful researchers working on ageing in Africa today. Based on sociolinguistic and anthropological research conducted in different regions of Southern, West and East Africa and in different types of communities, the data and their interpretation are characterized by the richness, typicity and authenticity of both narratives and ethnographical fieldwork.
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Identity Management and Old Age Construction among Xhosaspeakers
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