THE CULTURAL CONTEXT OF AGING: WORLDWIDE PERSPECTIVES 3rd Edition, Greenwood Publishers

Jay Sokolovsky, Editor

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INTRODUCTION: HUMAN MATURITY AND GLOBAL AGING IN CULTURAL CONTEXT

J. Sokolovsky

BOX 01.1: Intel’s Global Aging Experience Project

Part I: A GLOBAL VISION OF AGING, CULTURE AND CONTEXT – J. Sokolovsky

BOX I.1: "Witchcraft and older women in Ghana"

1. Kevin Kinsella. "Global Perspectives on the Demography of Aging"

2. Harriet G. Rosenberg. "Complaint Discourse, Aging and Caregiving among the Ju’ hoansi of Botswana." .

3. Mike Gurven. "Beyond the Grandmother Hypothesis: Evolutionary Models of Human Longevity."

4. Harry Moody. "From Successful Aging to Conscious Aging."

5. Anthony Glascock. "Is Killing Necessarily Murder?: Moral Questions Surrounding Assisted Suicide and Death."

6. Yewoubdar Beyene. "Menopause: A Biocultural Event."

7. Christine L Fry, et al. "Culture and the Meaning of a Good Old Age" – Web Book – available at: www.stpt.usf.edu/~jsokolov/webbook/fry.htm

Part II: The Life Course and Intergenerational Ties in Cultural and Global Context – J. Sokolovsky

BOX II.1 – "Do you know the dirty words for Old Age?"

8. Maria Cattell and Steve Albert. "Elders, Ancients, Ancestors and the Modern Life Course."

9. Mike Featherstone and Mike Hepworth. "Images of Aging: Cultural Representations of Later Life."

10. Jennie Keith. "When Old is New: Cultural spaces and Symbolic Meaning in Late Life."

11. Maria G. Cattell. "Global Perspectives on Widowhood and Aging."

12. Hiroko Akiyama, Toni C. Antonucci and Ruth Campbell. "Exchange and Reciprocity among Two Generations of Japanese and American Women." – Web Book – available at: www.stpt.usf.edu/~jsokolov/webbook/akiyama.htm

13. Joan Weibel-Orlando. "Grandparenting Styles: The Contemporary Native Americans Experience" – Web Book – available at: www.stpt.usf.edu/~jsokolov/webbook/weibel.htm

PART III: AGING, GLOBALIZATION AND SOCIETAL TRANSFORMATION – J. Sokolovsky

BOX III.1: "Strengthening the role of grandmother networks in promoting child health."

14. Christine Fry. "Globalization and the Risks of Aging."

15. Hong Zhang. "The New Realities of Aging in Contemporary China: Coping with the Decline in Family Care."

16. Jay Sokolovsky. "Aging Proletariats in a 21st Century Indigenous Mexican Peasant Village."

17. Brenda Jenike and John Traphagan. "Transforming the Cultural Scripts for Aging and Elder Care in Japan."

18. Dena Shenk and Joan Mahon. "Standing Up for Others: A Volunteer Model for Working with Elders in Peru"

19. Mary Stuart and E.B. Hansen. "Danish Home Care Policy and the Family: Implications for the United States"

PART IV: The Ethnic Dimension in Aging: Culture, Context and Creativity – J. Sokolovsky

BOX IV.1: Project REACH: Attacking Health Disparity among Ethnic Elders

20. Jay Sokolovsky. "Ethnic Elders and the Limits of Family Support in a Globalizing World"

21. Mary Hegland. "Losing, Using and Crafting Spaces for Aging: Muslim Iranian American in California’s Santa Clara Valley."

22. Iveris Martinez. "Aging in Exile: Family Support and Emotional Well-being Among Older Cuban Immigrants in the United States."

23. Bert Hayslip. "Ethnic and Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Custodial Grandparenting."

24. Madelyn Iris. "African Americans Growing Older in Chicago: Living in a Time and Place of Change."

25. Jane W. Peterson. "Age of Wisdom: Elderly Black Women in Family and Church" – Web Book – available at: www.stpt.usf.edu/~jsokolov/webbook/peterson.htm

26. Barbara W.K. Yee. "The Social and Cultural Context of Adaptive Aging by Southeast Asian Elders" – Web Book – available at: www.stpt.usf.edu/~jsokolov/webbook/yee.htm

27. Neil Henderson. "Dementia in Cultural Context: Development and Decline of a Caregivers Support Group in a Latin Population" – Web Book – available at: www.stpt.usf.edu/~jsokolov/webbook/henderson.htm

PART V: Families, Community and Elderscapes: Transforming Cultural Spaces for Aging – J. Sokolovsky

BOX V.1: "The Laughing Clubs of India"

28. Edi Indrizal, Philip Kreager and Elisabeth Schrφder-Butterfill. "The Structural Vulnerability of Older People in a Matrilineal Society: The Minangkabau of West Sumatra Indonesia."

29. Michael Gusmano. "Growing Older in World Cities: Benefits and Burdens."

30. Sarah Lamb. "Elder Residences and the Outsourced Son: Remaking Aging in Cosmopolitan India."

31. Phil Stafford. "Aging in the Hood: Creating and Sustaining Elder Friendly Environments."

32. Jay Sokolovsky. "Elders, Urban Community Greening and the rise of Civic Ecology."

33. Stephen Katz. "Spaces of Age – About the Elderscapes of Charlotte County FLA."

34. Dena Shenk and Kitter Christiansen. "Social Support Systems of Rural Older Women: A Comparison of the United States and Denmark." – Web Book – available at: www.stpt.usf.edu/~jsokolov/webbook/shenk.htm

35. D. Counts and D. Counts. "Where are the Bones in Their Noses?: Community Aged in North American RV Camps and in Papua New Guinea." – Web Book Photo Essay – available at: www.stpt.usf.edu/~jsokolov/webbook/counts.htm

36. Yohko Tsuji. "An Organization for the Elderly, by the Elderly: A Senior Center in the United States." - Web Book – available at: www.stpt.usf.edu/~jsokolov/webbook/tsuji.htm

37. Jay Sokolovsky "One Thousand Points of Blight: Old, Female and Homeless in New York City" - Web Book – available at: www.stpt.usf.edu/~jsokolov/webbook/sokolovsky.htm

PART VI. THE QUEST FOR GERONTOPIA: CULTURE AND HEALTH IN LATE LIFE - J. Sokolovsky

BOX VI.1: "Neurobics" – 21st Century Guide to Brain Health

38. Craig Willcox, Brad Wilcox, Makoto Suzuki, Matthew Rosenbaum and Jay Sokolovsky. "Exceptional Longevity and the Quest for Healthy Aging: Insights from the Okinawa Centenarian Study."

39. William Thomas. "Eldertopia."

40. Joan Weibel-Orlando. "La Cura Degli Nostri Cari Anziani: Elder care in Contemporary Italy."

41. Linda Carson-Henderson. "Battling a New Epidemic: American Indian Elders and Diabetes."

42. John Traphagan. "Brain Failure, Late Life and Culture in Japan."

43. Larry Polivka. "The Global Florida: Long-Term Care in Post-Industrial Countries."

44. Athena Mclean. "Beyond the Institution: Dementia Care and the Promise of the Green House Project."

45. Judith C. Barker. "Between Humans and Ghosts: The Decrepit Elderly in a Polynesian Society."