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Document title

A geriatric fountain of youth in the Caucasus or spurious census data: spooning through the yogurt myth

published at : Local and regional development – challenges and policy issues

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LÓPEZ-CARR D. ; ERVIN D. ;

Abstract

The A. examines the purported clustering of centenarians (those who have surpassed 100 years) in the Caucasus region of the former Soviet States, and question its plausibility based on the pattern of the reported data. The idea of extraordinary longevity being tied to a place is explored through the larger concepts of health geography and therapeutic places, as well as the rural-urban dichotomy. We also detail potential motivations behind this myth’s persistence, including nostalgia, nationalism, and yogurt sales. – (BJ)

Source

Thematical fascicle

published at : Studia Obszarów Wiejskich / ISSN 1642-4689

Editor : POLOGNE

Millesime : 2012 (Rural studies), no 27 [pp. 135-147]

Bibliographic references : 43 ref.

Language

Anglais

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