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The Phenomenology of Aging

Journal of Business Anthropology 4(1), 2015

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Reflections on aging are tied to present-day cultural narratives which challenge our long held beliefs about “getting old.” The ideas of “aging spurts” and “liminality” are offered to grapple with experiences of aging and to engage current cultural conversations and possibilities.

Tags: Aging, Boomers, Cultural Change, Identity

"You May Not Know It, But I'm Black": White Women's Self-Identification as Black

Ethnos 62(2), 1997

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This paper discusses issues of ethnic identity in the U.S., showing how White women within the African American artistic world of jazz draw upon discourses of race and ethnicity in order to construct themselves as Black.

Tags: Cultural Identity, Ethnicity, Identity