Age, narrative and migration : the life course and life histories of Bengali elders in London / Katy Gardner

Author(s): Gardner, Katy, 1964-
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Subjects: Bengali (South Asian people)--England--London
Immigrants--England--London
Older people--England--London
Reminiscing in old age
Narration (Rhetoric)
Sylhet District (Bangladesh)--Emigration and immigration
London (England)--Ethnic relations
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2002
LC Classification: D, DA
Physical Description: vii, 254 p. ; 23 cm
Table of Contents: Acknowledgements
1. Journeys, Age and Narrative: An Introduction 1
2. Ways of Telling 41
3. Two Elders 65
4. Men's Histories: Narratives of Masculinity and Migration 85
5. Women's Histories: The Transnational Work of Kinship and Caring 115
6. Ageing Bodies: Dependency: Ambivalence and Protest 145
7. Narrating Sickness: Women's and Men's Accounts of Strokes and Chronic Illness 177
8. The Final Journey: Death, Ritual and Return to the Desh 191
9. Conclusion: Desh-Bidesh Revisited 209
Glossary 227
App.: Basic Household Information 229
References 235
Index 249
Notes: LCCN: 2002000205
ISBN: 1859733131 (cloth)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-248) and index
OCLC Number: 50089859
ISBN/ISSN: 1859733131