The Cultural Context of Aging

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Cultural Context of Aging Home Page

 

One of the main purposes of this web site is to provide support for the 3rd edition of:

 

THE CULTURAL CONTEXT OF AGING:

WORLDWIDE PERSPECTIVES

 Jay Sokolovsky, ed. Greenwood Press, 2009

 

 

NOW with a Web Book - 10 additional chapters available on the web

 

 

This web site not only provides support materials for the third edition of my text, The Cultural Context of Aging, but also includes on-line course syllabi from instructors around the country,  extensive supplementary resources for each section of the book and other numerous links for teachers, students and researchers. Please feel free to e-mail me using the link above my picture to share your ideas about teaching and research.

 

As a fun starter exercise, click on the Comparative Gerontology Quiz to see how I begin my Aging, Culture, and Experience class, and see how you do!

 

Throughout the supplementary resources pages look for special features such as Newsflashes, Web Specials and Gerontological Anthropology in Action. The latter feature has short descriptions or articles about scholars who are applying qualitative and cross-cultural approaches to important issues for older adult life.

 

 

Email Dr. Jay Sokolovsky

Professor of Anthropology at the University of South Florida,

St. Petersburg

This is a photo of anthropologist Jay Sokolovsky conducting research on the aged in a Mexican Indian Community in December of 1998. 

(Photo by Maria Vesperi)

 

 

 

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