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Practices and narrations of aging in Zagreb


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Rubić, Tihana. (2018). Practices and narrations of aging in Zagreb. Narodna umjetnost : hrvatski časopis za etnologiju i folkloristiku, 55(2). pp. 7-27. ISSN 1848-865X

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The paper presents an ethnological and cultural-anthropological refl ection of aging and possible approaches to age research based on preliminary fi eld observations of practice and narratives on age and aging in the Croatian capital, Zagreb. The anthropology of aging, the anthropology of the city and the anthropology of family and kinship, as well as the concepts of city-making, public space and active aging, are employed. The paper starts with a description of previous sociocultural research of age. The concept of active aging is critically discussed, and the practices and narrations of age in the context of the Croatian capital are ethnographically described. Attention is given to the specifi c characteristics of informal and formal practices of old people in the city and advertising discourse within public space advertising. The study presents an analysis of the relationship between aging and the city, age and urban (public) space, and a refl ection on the “active aging” paradigm.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Zagreb, old people, (active) aging, city-making, public space, ethnological and cultural-anthropological research
Subjects: Ethnology and cultural anthropology
Departments: Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
Date Deposited: 09 May 2019 10:54
Last Modified: 09 May 2019 10:54

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