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2007 | 8 | 225-242
Article title

BECOMING AN ANCESTOR. AGING AND MEMORY IN POSTSOCIALIST EASTERN EUROPE

Title variants
PL
Stawanie się przodkiem. Starzenie się i pamięć w postsocjalistycznej Europie wschodniej
Languages of publication
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Abstracts
EN
Experiences of those with Alzheimer's are central to the authoress broad concerns with the anthropology of aging, of which this essay is a part. This paper is an attempt to put together literatures on aging, personhood, and kinship in the context of postsocialist Eastern Europe. These considerations are part of her larger project to consider how problematic memory loss and Alzheimer's disease in particular come to matter in kinship relations in Poland, which she will address at the end of this paper. Throughout this paper, the authoress will try to use an analytic framework suggested by Janet Carsten, which views relatedness as a process that occurs through substances. She will highlight throughout the paper the type of substance involved in particular examples of relatedness and look for ways in which changes in substance can affect changes in relatedness.
Year
Volume
8
Pages
225-242
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • J. C. Robbins, University of Michigan, Department of Anthropology (for postal address contact the journal editor)
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Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
07PLAAAA02835774
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.e1710750-903f-3654-a781-1c06897e8bfc
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