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Vieillissement et care dans les familles transnationales indiennes. Expériences de vie de brahmanes à Chennai et Coimbatore.

Abstract : In India, the care of the elderly is traditionally recognized as the responsability of children (duty), of sons in particular. This is an implicit intergenerational contract by which the younger generation, which had previously been sustained and cared for (donation) must " repays " (contre-don) them parents by takin care of their in their old age. In today's demographic context, the population in southern India is experiencing a longer life- span, as well as a significant increase in in the many forms of international mobility. Under these conditions, intergenerational relationships are changing. While migrations cause changes in the transmission from one generation to the next, they also alter the way in which families relate to each other as well as intergenerational solidarity. Fieldwork undertaken in the city of Chennai and Coimbatore about parents whose children have migrated to western countries (in the Brahmin high caste), has allowed us to study the organisation of long distance solidarity in a new family geography. These transnational families question the organisational models of care and solidarity applied to ageing persons living outside of the ideal type of the Hindu Joint Family.
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Mathilde Plard. Vieillissement et care dans les familles transnationales indiennes. Expériences de vie de brahmanes à Chennai et Coimbatore.. Géographie. Université d'Angers, 2012. Français. ⟨tel-01011793⟩

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