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Meaning in life: tales from aging Japan

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Amidst widespread concerns about aging on several levels ranging from the personal to the societal, this dissertation examines the construction of meaning in life and older age in contemporary Japan. Based on an ethnographic account of a community salon in Southern Osaka, it explores the experiences of older people and their ideas of the good and meaningful life, while arguing that than an anthropology of the elderly can reveal a far wider scope of issues than aging alone. Drawing on a soc...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Anthropology and Museum Ethnography,School of - Social & Cultural Anthropology,Institute of

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
URN:
uuid:feac1aa8-f74f-44d2-a089-8fcf5eee6d6d
Local pid:
ora:7560
Language:
English
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