Aging and the Indian Diaspora: Cosmopolitan Families in India and Abroad

Indiana University Press
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The proliferation of old age homes and increasing numbers of elderly living alone are startling new phenomena in India. These trends are related to extensive overseas migration and the transnational dispersal of families. In this moving and insightful account, Sarah Lamb shows that older persons are innovative agents in the processes of social-cultural change. Lamb's study probes debates and cultural assumptions in both India and the United States regarding how best to age; the proper social-moral relationship among individuals, genders, families, the market, and the state; and ways of finding meaning in the human life course.
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Sarah Lamb is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Brandeis University. She is author of White Saris and Sweet Mangoes: Aging, Gender and Body in North India and co-editor of Everyday Life in South Asia (IUP, 2002).

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Indiana University Press
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Published on
Jul 6, 2009
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Pages
360
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ISBN
9780253003607
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Asia / Central Asia
Social Science / Gerontology
Social Science / Sociology / Marriage & Family
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