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No Aging in IndiaAlzheimer's, The Bad Family, and Other Modern Things$
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Lawrence Cohen

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780520083967

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520083967.001.0001

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Alzheimer's Hell

Alzheimer's Hell

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No Aging in India

Lawrence Cohen

University of California Press

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

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