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#Ageing and Care in a ‘Man’s World’

I am thrown into an image: Two figures climbing steep stone stairs, so tall that I cannot see what lies at the …


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#Ageing and Care in a ‘Man’s World’

I am thrown into an image: Two figures climbing steep stone stairs, so tall that I cannot see what lies at the …


#Ageing and Care in a ‘Man’s World’

I am thrown into an image: Two figures climbing steep stone stairs, so tall that I cannot see what lies at the …


Eldercare in South Africa: Dreaming of a White Paper Christmas #ageing

About a year ago around Christmas, South African Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi and ANC colleagues released the anticipated White Paper on …


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Eldercare in South Africa: Dreaming of a White Paper Christmas #ageing

About a year ago around Christmas, South African Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi and ANC colleagues released the anticipated White Paper on …


(Mis)Fortune of #ageing

It’s really bad with him. There are metastases in his head. He can stay at home tonight, and tomorrow night he has …


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REDUX: (Mis)Fortune of #ageing

Originally published the 21st of December 2016. *** It’s really bad with him. There are metastases in his head. He can stay …


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Time-ing Out of Old Age with Marc Augé #ageing

I have carried Marc Augé’s book Everyone Dies Young (New York: Columbia University Press 2016), with me everywhere these past two months. …


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ANTHROPOLOGY FOR AN #AGEING PLANET

When I teach undergraduates about ageing in anthropology, I sometimes begin by stating the very mundane fact that none of us are …


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ANTHROPOLOGY FOR AN #AGEING PLANET

When I teach undergraduates about ageing in anthropology, I sometimes begin by stating the very mundane fact that none of us are …


ANTHROPOLOGY FOR AN #AGEING PLANET

When I teach undergraduates about ageing in anthropology, I sometimes begin by stating the very mundane fact that none of us are …


Imploding Families

Arriving at work today I was met by my coworker who wanted to talk. We’ve worked together for about three years and …


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A stubborn conundrum

Professor Margaret Lock has published an exhaustive ethnography of Alzheimer disease research in her latest book, The Alzheimer Conundrum. I recently reviewed this …


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Jilted…

In Zasulauks neighborhood In Lady Baiba’s living room a flimsy photo hangs on the wall of a large companion on Candera street. …


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