Caring for Old Age

“They Cannot Boss Me Around” - The new volume of Heidelberg Studies on Transculturality "Caring for old age" is concerned with narratives about ageing in its transcultural dimension. The focus lies on South Asia. What are notions of "good ageing" and good care while the regions in question have experienced deep environmental, social and familial shifts? The paper with the above cited sentence deal for example with the changing conditions in Indian care homes. With contributions about the situation in Nepal and Sri Lanka, also eurocentric aspects of ageing studies are beeing questioned in this volume, edited by Christiane Brosius und Roberta Mandoki.