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The age of the age the square country: revisiting certainties on myths and old families in the city and country

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Adriana de Oliveira Alcantara
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Doctoral Thesis
Press: Campinas, SP.
Institution: Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas
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Examining board members:
Guita Grin Debert; Alda Britto da Motta; Benedita Edina da Silva Lima; Neusa Maria Mendes de Gusmão; Olga Rodrigues de Moraes Von Simson
Advisor: Guita Grin Debert

The central question of this research was how the Intergeneration relations of family support is configured in households composed of at least three generations in country and urban areas, taking into account the opposition coined by Camarano and "family nursing" in which the head of household is elderly and "elderly family" in which the elderly is related to the head. Based on ethnographic studies conducted in Fortaleza (CE) and the District of Jordan (Sobral-CE), the study analyzes the singularities of the aging process in these two contexts. The description of the daily life of such families, the meanings attributed to the relations between generations and the impact of changes brought about by the retirement law requires a revision of certain agreements, since experiments show brought here is so heterogeneous, that block attempt standardize it's family, is old age. (AU)