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No Aging in India: Alzheimer's, The Bad Family, and Other Modern Things

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From the opening sequence, in which mid-nineteenth-century Indian fishermen hear the possibility of redemption in an old woman's madness, No Aging in India captures the reader with its interplay of story and analysis. Drawing on more than a decade of ethnographic work, Lawrence Cohen links a detailed investigation of mind and body in old age in four neighborhoods of the In ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published January 11th 2000 by University of California Press (first published 1998)
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