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    Cultural Context of Aging Book Contents

    THE CULTURAL CONTEXT OF AGING:WORLDWIDE PERSPECTIVES

    2ND EDITION,1997. Jay Sokolovsky, editor. Greenwood Press.

    BERGIN & GARVEY

    Westport, Connecticut. London

     

    I. Culture, Aging and Context

    II. The Cultural Construction of Intergenerational Ties

    III. Aging, Modernization and Societal Transformation

    IV. The Ethnic Dimension in Aging: Culture, Context and Creativity

    V. Networks and Community: Environments for Aging

    VI. Health, Aging and Culture

     
    CONTENTS

    Preface

    Starting Points: A Global, Cross-Cultural View of Aging

    Jay Sokolovsky

    Box I. The Evergreen Project: Ethnography of Aging in Action

    I. Culture, Aging and Context go to top

    Box 2. Older Women Create a Global Network

    1. The Demography of an Aging World

    Kevin Kinsella

    2. Complaint Discourse, Aging and Caregiving among the Ju' hoansi of Botswana

    Harriet G. Rosenberg

    3. When Is Killing Acceptable: The Moral Dilemma Surrounding Assisted Suicide in America and Other Societies

    Anthony P. Glascock

    4. African Widows, Culture and Social Change: Case Studies from Kenya

    Maria G. Cattell

    5. Culture and the Meaning of a Good Old Age

    Christine L Fry, Jeanette Dickerson-Putman, Patricia Draper, Charlotte Ikels, Jennie Keith, Anthony P. Glascock and Henry C. Harpending

    II. The Cultural Construction of Intergenerational Ties go to top

    6. Grandparenting Styles: The Contemporary American Indian Experience

    Joan Weibel-Orlando

    7. Without Parents: Multigenerational Strategies for the Survival of Community

    Maria D. Vesperi

    8. Exchange and Reciprocity among Two Generations of Japanese

    and American Women

    Hiroko Akiyama, Toni C. Antonucci and Ruth Campbell

    III. Aging, Modernization and Societal Transformation go to top

    Box 3. Modern Ways Erode Mali's Tribal Traditions: When Values Collide

    9. Aging, Family and Community Development in a Mexican Peasant Village

    Jay Sokolovsky

    10. Gender and Duty in Japan's Aged Society: The Experience of Family Caregivers

    Brenda Robb Jenike

    11. Transforming the "Middle Way": A Political Economy of Aging Policy in Sweden

    Bruce M. Zelkovitz

    IV. The Ethnic Dimension in Aging: Culture, Context and Creativity
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    12. Bringing Culture Back Home: Aging, Ethnicity and Family Support

    Jay Sokolovsky

    13. Age of Wisdom: Elderly Black Women in Family and Church

    Jane W. Peterson

    14. The Social and Cultural Context of Adaptive Aging by Southeast Asian Elders

    Barbara W.K. Yee

    15. The Dynamics of Ethnic Identity and Bereavement Among Older Widowers

    Mark R. Luborsky and Robert L. Rubinstein

    V. Networks and Community: Environments for Aging go to top

    Box 4. Thailand's Senior Centers Rely on Tradition and Trends:

    Nut Paste and Nutrition Advice

    16. Social Support Systems of Rural Older Women: A Comparison of the United

    States and Denmark

    Dena Shenk and Kitter Christiansen

    17. An Organization for the Elderly, by the Elderly: A Senior Center in the United States

    Yohko Tsuji

    18. History, Community Context and the Perception of Old Age in a Rural Irish Town

    Jeanette Dickerson-Putman

    19. Uncle Ed, Super Runner and the Fry Cook: Old Men on the Street

    Jay Sokolovsky and Carl Cohen

    20. One Thousand Points of Blight: Old, Female and Homeless in New York City

    Jay Sokolovsky

    VI. Health, Aging and Culture go to top

    21. Between Humans and Ghosts: The Decrepit Elderly in a Polynesian Society

    Judith C. Barker

    22. Dementia in Cultural Context: Development and Decline of a Caregivers Support Group in a Latin Population

    J. Neil Henderson

    23. Aging, Disability and Ethnicity: An African-American Woman's Story

    Monika Deppen-Wood, Mark Luborsky and Jessica Scheer

    24. Long-Term Care and the Disabled Elderly in Urban China

    Charlotte Ikels

    25. Liminality in an American Nursing Home: The Endless Transition

    Renee Rose Shield

    26. Understanding Life Backwards

    Joel Savishinsky

    Bibliography

    Index go to top

     

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