The Poetics and Politics of Tuareg Aging: Life Course and Personal Destiny in Niger

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To what degree does culture influence our concepts of age and aging? In our own culture, chronology is crucial to perceptions of the aging process. Our expectations for a twenty-year-old, for example, are different from those we have for a sixty-year-old. So entrenched are our ideas about aging that the notion of measuring age in ways other than chronology may be startling. In this unique ethnographical study of the people of the Kel Ewey confederation of Tuareg, Rasmussen explores age and aging in an African culture. A ...

The Poetics and Politics of Tuareg Aging: Life Course and Personal Destiny in Niger 2009, Northern Illinois University Press, Dekalb

ISBN-13: 9780875806242

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Poetics & Politics of Tuareg Aging: Life Course and Personal Destiny in Niger 1997, Northern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780875802206

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