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Rituals of care : karmic politics in an aging Thailand

Author: Felicity Aulino
Publisher: Ithaca, New York : Cornell University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book takes an anthropological look at how the elderly are cared for in the northern Thailand city of Chiang Mai, where the author did most of her fieldwork, and where its society is rapidly aging. It explores care in practice from everyday tasks to care for one's group, care for the polity and looks at how religious, social, and political structures affect this care"--
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Aulino, Felicity.
Rituals of care.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2019011862
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Felicity Aulino
ISBN: 9781501739729 1501739727 9781501739736 1501739735
OCLC Number: 1089841356
Description: xiii, 193 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : an invitation to care --
The karma of care : ordinary actions and their consequences --
The conditioning of care : intention, emotion, and restraint --
The subjects of care : perceiving the social body --
The civic landscape of care : merit and the spirit of volunteering for elders --
The violence of care : pity and compassion, patronage and repression --
Conclusion : on unending care : rituals for making things so.
Responsibility: Felicity Aulino.

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End-of-life issues are increasingly central to discussions within medical anthropology, the anthropology of political action, and the study of Buddhist philosophy and practice. Felicity Aulino's  Read more...

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