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Life Course, Culture and Aging: Global Transformations



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Care across Distance

Ethnographic Explorations of Aging and Migration

Edited by Azra Hromadžić and Monika Palmberger

194 pages, 14 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78533-800-7 $110.00/£78.00 Hb Not Yet Published (May 2018)

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World-wide migration has an unsettling effect on social structures, especially on aging populations and eldercare. This volume investigates how taken-for-granted roles are challenged, intergenerational relationships transformed, economic ties recalibrated, technological innovations utilized, and spiritual relations pursued and desired, and asks what it means to care at a distance and to age abroad. What it does show is that trans-nationalization of care produces unprecedented convergences of people, objects and spaces that challenge our assumptions about the who, how, and where of care.

Azra Hromadžić is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Syracuse University. She is the author of Citizens of an Empty Nation: Youth and State-making in Postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015), which was recently translated into Serbian.

Monika Palmberger is a research fellow and lecturer at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna and author/editor of How Generations Remember: Conflicting Histories and Shared Memories in Post-War Bosnia and Herzegovina (2016) and Memories on the Move: Experiencing Mobility, Rethinking the Past (2017, with Jelena Tosic).

Subject: Medical Anthropology Refugee & Migration Studies



Contents

Introduction: Care Across Distance
Monika Palmberger and Azra Hromadžić

PART I: MATERIALITIES AND TECHNOLOGIES OF CARE ACROSS DISTANCE

Chapter 1. Recalibrating Care: Newly Resettled Nepali-Bhutanese Refugees in Upstate New York
Retika Desai

Chapter 2. Intergenerational Relationships and Emergent Notions of Reciprocity, Dependency, Caregiving, and Aging in Tuareg Migration
Susan Rasmussen

PART II: SPIRITUALITY AND INTERGENERATIONAL CARE ACROSS DISTANCE

Chapter 3. Healthy Aging, Middle-classiness, and Transnational Care between Tanzania and the United States
Andrea Patricia Kaiser-Grolimund

Chapter 4. ‘Old People’s Homes’, Filial Piety, and Transnational Families: Change and Continuity in Elderly Care in the Tibetan Settlements in India
Namgyal Choedup

PART III: COMMUNITIES OF CARE ACROSS DISTANCE

Chapter 5. Social Embeddedness and Care Among Turkish Labor Migrants in Vienna: The Role of Migrant Associations
Monika Palmberger

Chapter 6. Migrants of Privilege: American Retirees and the Imaginaries of Ecuadorian Care Work
Ann Miles

PART IV: FAILURES OF CARE ACROSS DISTANCE

Chapter 8. Some Limits of Caring at a Distance: Aging and Transnational Care Arrangements between Suriname and the Netherlands
Yvon Van der Pijl

Chapter 9. “Where Were They Until Now?” Aging, Care and Abandonment in a Bosnian Town
Azra Hromadžić

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