Journal article

Ageing and Dying Radically

Andrew Dawson

ANTHROPOLOGY IN ACTION-JOURNAL FOR APPLIED ANTHROPOLOGY IN POLICY AND PRACTICE | BERGHAHN JOURNALS | Published : 2018

Abstract

This biographical and, in part, phenomenological anthropology of older people in post-industrial England illuminates a local and generationally specifi c communitarian critique of and form of resistance against the process of individualisation. Rather than presenting communitarianism conventionally as an abstract political ideology or set of ideas about locality, it is conceptualised as emerging from and being reinforced by experiences of ageing, especially bodily ageing. It these respects, the article responds positively to Tatjana Thelen and Cati Coe’s call to take the anthropology of ageing out of its current condition of relative intellectual marginality, by recognising ageing and its re..

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University of Melbourne Researchers