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Risk and care in an aging United States

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In the United States, an ‘aging crisis’ has been brewing around the rising number of older persons and the relations of care their longer lives require. New forms of neoliberal governance, which seek to manage this aging disaster, task elders with the individual responsibility to prepare and to control their aging futures. Through an ethnographic case study at Hollenbeck Palms, a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Los Angeles, this dissertation investigates how a risk framework shapes...

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