Full of Life

Old Age and Care in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

By Jana Gerold

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 inter-connectedness of the older generation. Contradicting clich?d 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. Dissertation. (Series: Swiss African Studies / Schweizerische Afrikastudien - Etudes africaines suisses, Vol. 11) [Subject: Geriatric Care, Health & Aging, African Studies, Sociology]

Publication Date: 5/13/2017
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643802378