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Rituals of Care: Karmic Politics in an Aging Thailand

Felicity Aulino


End-of-life issues are increasingly central to discussions within medical anthropology, the anthropology of political action, and the study of Buddhist philosophy and practice. This book speaks directly to these important anthropological and existential conversations. Against the backdrop of global population aging and increased attention to care for the elderly, both personal and professional, the book challenges common presumptions about the universal nature of “caring.” The book shows an inseparable link between forms of social organization and forms of care. Unlike most accounts of the quo ... More

Keywords: end of life, medical anthropology, political action, Buddhist philosophy, population aging, elderly, care, social organization, Thailand

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781501739729
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501739729.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Felicity Aulino, author
University of Massachusetts Amherst