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Margolies, Luisa 1949-

Margolies, Luisa 1949-


Born September 7, 1949, in New York, NY; daughter of Albert (a pension analyst) and June (a poet) Margolies; married Graziano Gasparini (a restoration architect), 1972; children: Graziano Andres. Ethnicity: "European-American." Education: Barnard College, B.A.; Oxford University, B.Litt.; Columbia University, M.A., Ph.D., 1972.


Home—Florida and Venezuela. E-mail[email protected]


Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, medical anthropologist and teacher; Hip Fracture Project of South Florida, research director; consultant on assistive technology, universal design, and "aging in place."


American Anthropological Association (fellow), American Society on Aging (fellow), Authors Guild, Authors League of America.


Guggenheim fellow, 2005-06; National Book Award of Venezuela for Arquitectura popular de Venezuela.


(With husband, Graziano Gasparini) Arquitectura inka, Centro de Investigaciones Historicas y Esteticas, Universidad Central de Venezuela (Caracas, Venezuela), 1977, published as Inca Architecture, Indiana University Press (Bloomington, IN), 1980.

The Venezuelan Peasant in Country and City, Ediciones Venezolanas de Antropologia (Caracas, Venezuela), 1979.

(With Graziano Gasparini) Venezuela otra, Ministerio de Informacion y Turismo (Caracas, Venezuela), 1981.

(With Graziano Gasparini and Carlos Gonzalez Batista) Paraguana. Tradiciones y cambios en el habitat de una region venezolana, Ernesto Armitano Editores (Caracas, Venezuela), 1985.

(With Graziano Gasparini) Arquitectura popular de Venezuela, Fundacion Eugenio Mendoza (Caracas, Venezuela), 1986.

(With Graziano Gasparini) Arquitectura de tierra cruda en Venezuela, Armitano Editores (Caracas, Venezuela), 1998.

My Mother's Hip: Lessons from the World of Eldercare, Temple University Press (Philadelphia, PA), 2004.

(With Graziano Gasparini) Arquitectura indigena de Venezuela, Editorial Arte (Caracas, Venezuela), 2005.

Contributor to periodicals, including Journal of Latin American Lore and Urban Anthropology.



Margolies, Luisa, My Mother's Hip: Lessons from the World of Eldercare, Temple University Press (Philadelphia, PA), 2004.


Choice, December, 2004, T.D. DeLapp, review of My Mother's Hip: Lessons from the World of Eldercare, p. 695.

Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law, February, 2006, Jacquelyn Frank, review of My Mother's Hip, pp. 219-228.

Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, December, 2005, Rachael Gooberman-Hill, review of My Mother's Hip, p. 854.

Library Journal, February 15, 2004, Linda M.G. Katz, review of My Mother's Hip, p. 154.

New England Journal of Medicine, July 28, 2005, Helen Hoenig, review of My Mother's Hip, p. 434.

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