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Thinking about dementia : culture, loss, and the anthropology of senility

Author: Annette Leibing; Lawrence Cohen
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2006.
Series: Studies in medical anthropology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the historical, psychological, and philosophical implications of dementia. Based on ethnographic fieldwork, this book employs a cross-cultural perspective and focuses on questions of age,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Annette Leibing; Lawrence Cohen
ISBN: 0813538025 0813538033 9780813538020 9780813538037
OCLC Number: 61115479
Description: vii, 299 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Dementia-near-death and "life itself" / Sharon R. Kaufman --
The borderlands of primary care : physician and family perspectives on "troublesome" behaviors of people with dementia / Ladson Hinton [and others] --
Negotiating the moral status of trouble : the experiences of forgetful individuals diagnosed with no dementia / André P. Smith --
Diagnosing dementia : epidemiological and clinical data as cultural text / Janice E. Graham --
The biomedical deconstruction of senility and the persistent stigmatization of old age in the United States / Jesse F. Ballenger --
Genetic susceptibility and Alzheimer's disease : the penetrance and uptake of genetic knowledge / Margaret Lock, Stephanie Lloyd, and Janalyn Prest --
Coherence without facticity in dementia : the case of Mrs. Fine / Athena Helen McLean --
Creative storytelling and self-expression among people with dementia / Anne Davis Basting --
Embodied selfhood : an ethnographic exploration of Alzheimer's disease / Pia C. Kontos --
Normality and difference : institutional classification and the constitution of subjectivity in a Dutch nursing home / Roma Chatterji --
Divided gazes : Alzheimer's disease, the person within, and death in life / Annette Leibing --
Being a good rōjin : senility, power, and self-actualization in Japan / John W. Traphagan.
Series Title: Studies in medical anthropology.
Responsibility: edited by Annette Leibing, Lawrence Cohen.
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