Full of Life

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Jana Gerold

Old Age and Care in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

ISBN 978-3-643-80237-8
Band-Nr. 11
Jahr 2017
Seiten 182
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Schweizerische Afrikastudien – Etudes africaines suisses


Full of Life contributes to a growing body of literature
discussing care during old age in Africa. The main research
thrust addresses care arrangements by focusing on
experiences of growing old, meanings of old age and the
social interconnectedness of the older generation.
Contradicting clichéd preconceptions of the sedentary
elderly, this study reveals surprising mobility patterns
related to care during old age. Being on the move
encompasses three dimensions: physical mobility through
actual travel; mediated mobility through virtual
connectivity via mobile phones; and immaterial mobility
through aspirations – all three criss-crossing and
extending beyond the geographic locality of the city – as
varied dimensions of care.

Jana Gerold received her PhD in medical
anthropology (University of Basel, Switzerland) in 2012 and
is currently working at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health
Institute, Switzerland.