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Alzheimer's Hell

Lawrence Cohen

in No Aging in India

Published by University of California Press

Published in print July 1998 | ISBN: 9780520083967
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520925328 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520083967.003.0003
Alzheimer's Hell

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This chapter isolates several particulars of an American sociology and a European history of senility, particulars that tell a specific story about conjunctures and debates in India. It uses the tabloids as a shorthand for raising questions about American class consciousness and any attempt to articulate a cultural study in the United States, even of the potted comparative sort that expatriate anthropologists implicitly engage in. It also uses tabloids, metaphorically, as a sign of the effects of a style of anthropological and social reasoning still prevalent in South Asian studies.

Keywords: American sociology; European history; senility; India; anthropological text; tabloids

Chapter.  20007 words. 

Subjects: Medical Anthropology

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