Ageing in Africa: Sociolinguistic and Anthropological Approaches

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Sinfree Makoni, Koen Stroeken
Ashgate, 2002 - Social Science - 291 pages
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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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Contents

NARRATIVES AND THE CONSTRUCTION
11
Towards a Cultural and Linguistic Construction of Latelife Dementia
21
Identity Management and Old Age Construction among Xhosaspeakers
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About the author (2002)

Sinfree Makoni is an internationalist. He did his Phd in the UK and has held a number of professional appointments in the Africa and currently teaches in the US. His main research interests are aging and health in multilingual contexts across the globe, and language in urban contexts.

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