Old Age by Haim Hazan
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Old Age
By Haim Hazan

Old Age

Constructions and Deconstructions

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Old Age by Haim Hazan

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Haim Hazan is a leading specialist on old age in anthropology, and has published several books on particular communities of old people. The latest book is an essay on the realities of old age, as it is experienced, as opposed to the ideas about the old current in western societies. It argues that the construction of this world by outsiders is inevitably affected by deeply ingrained social attitudes and structures, such as the spatial segregation of the aged as a population, and the fear of death with which they are associated. By approaching the subject from the social constructionist perspective, and by drawing on a variety of detailed ethnographic accounts, the author describes a unique and nuanced social world. This is a sophisticated and original book, which should have a significant impact on a field still dominated by a 'social problems' approach.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521447485
ISBN-10: 0521447488
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 8mm)
Pages: 140
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Apr-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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