Age and the Body

University of the Witwatersrand, Wiser

Exploring attitudes toward aging and researching a range of medical responses to the facts of aging and death, by collecting narratives from the elderly that record and reflect on 20th century sexual practices, organ and transplant histories, chronic illness, neuro states, and pathographies, all the while including ordinary South Africans and analyses of two notable South Africans—Christiaan Barnard and Nelson Mandela.

Kristin Zeiler

Linköping University (SE), Centre for Medical Humanities and Bioethics