Taming Oblivion: Aging Bodies and the Fear of Senility in Japan

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SUNY Press, Feb 17, 2000 - Social Science - 225 pages
Examines the cultural construction of senility in Japan and the moral implications of dependent behavior for older Japanese.

 

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Contents

Inaka
19
Household Community
45
and Old Age in Jonai 45
67
Age Grading around Jonai
85
Activity and Camaraderie in
111
Power Collectivity and
157
In the Shadow of Obasuteyama
179
Appendix
187
Notes
189
Bibliography
193
Glossary
203
Index
219
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John W. Traphagan is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Gerontological Anthropology at California State University, Fullerton.

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