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by Susan J. Rasmussen

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Susan J. Rasmussen
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A seminomadic community in northern Niger, the Tuareg understand aging in a way that is distinctly nonlinear-a . Rasmussen draws on field experience conducted between 1974 and 1995.

A seminomadic community in northern Niger, the Tuareg understand aging in a way that is distinctly nonlinear-a dimension of life they measure outside of a chronological time frame. Instead, rituals related to marriage, childbirth, and death mark the process of aging.

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Volume 18, Issue 5. September 1998, pp. 631-638. Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Oxford. Your name Please enter your name.

Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. In doing so, she considers the mutual exchange of knowledge about aging and life course-an interaction that itself sheds light on the need to deconstruct standard age-related categories for studying other cultures.

DeKalb : Northern Illinois University Press, 1997. Physical description. xx, 188 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

and Politics of Tuareg Aging : Life Course and Personal Destiny in Niger. by Susan J. Rasmussen.

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

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. In this unique ethnographical study of the people of the Kel Ewey confederation of Tuareg, Rasmussen explores age and aging in an African culture.

Some Tuareg from Mali and Niger have fled from recent drought and war, to refugee communities in Mauritania. Rasmussen, S. (1997). The poetics and politics of Tuareg aging: Life course and personal destiny in Niger. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press.

Some Tuareg from Mali and Niger have fled from recent drought and war, to refugee communities in Mauritania Keywords. Economic Austerity Social Stratum French Colonial Spirit Possession Recurrent Drought. These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. 19. (1998a). Ritual powers and social tensions as moral discourse among the Tuareg.

The Poetics and Politics of Tuareg Aging: Life Course and Personal Destiny in Niger. J roy anthropol inst. In exploring ideals of family life and the intricate interrelationships between and within generations, she enables us to understand how people in the village construct, and deconstruct, their lives. At the same time her study extends beyond India to contemporary attitudes about aging in the United States.

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 seminomadic community in northern Niger, the Tuareg understand aging in a way that is distinctly nonlinear—a dimension of life they measure outside of a chronological time frame. Instead, rituals related to marriage, childbirth, and death mark the process of aging. In this way the life course of an individual is more important to the notion of age than the literal age. A sense of private power and transformation of self over time are thus achieved through ritual.Rasmussen draws on field experience conducted between 1974 and 1995. The longevity of her ethnological study provided the opportunity for extended interaction with local residents, who eventually took an active role in studying the researcher. She explores the mutual exchange of knowledge about aging and life course—an interaction that itself sheds light on the need to deconstruct standard age-related categories for studying other cultures.