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Making Meaningful Lives: Tales from an Aging Japan

Dr Iza Kavedžija publishes her monograph 'Making Meaningful Lives: Tales from an Aging Japan'

Dr Iza Kavedžija has recently published her monograph with University of Pennsylvania Press  - Making Meaningful Lives: Tales from an Aging Japan 

In Making Meaningful Lives, Iza Kavedžija provides a rich anthropological account of the lives and concerns of older Japanese women and men. Grounded in years of ethnographic fieldwork at two community centers in Osaka, Kavedžija offers an intimate narrative analysis of the existential concerns of her active, independent subjects.

Making Meaningful Lives argues that an anthropology of the elderly is uniquely suited to examine the competing values of dependence and independence, sociality and isolation, intimacy and freedom, that people must balance throughout all of life's stages.

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