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The Maladjustment of the Bourgeoisie

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/9780520083967.003.0007
The Maladjustment of the Bourgeoisie

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This chapter examines civility and context, balance and adjustment, loneliness and menopause, Cartesian possibility, and the dementia clinic. It begins with the colonies, to locate the space between the borne and the world in which the familial body signifies within a local Indian middle-class cosmology. Ravindrapuri and Nandanagar were in some senses superficial communities, newly established and not yet “home” for their residents. Old parents, if they were not involved in the establishment of the new home, tended to spend more of their time in the extended family home with those children who could not establish a new urban or suburban household or who maintained more direct and interdependent economic ties with the parental household.

Keywords: civility; loneliness; menopause; dementia clinic; old parents; Ravindrapuri; Nandanagar

Chapter.  17369 words. 

Subjects: Medical Anthropology

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