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The Aging Experience
Diversity and Commonality Across Cultures


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Sociology of Aging

September 1994 | 408 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
In an attempt to understand the meaning of ageing and the treatment of the aged in different cultures, seven anthropologists have made studies of 10 communities on four continents - the results of which are presented in this book. The authors use both qualitative and statistical data to examine such issues as: health and well-being, perceptions of the life course, material resources, and functionality of elders. A unique resource, The Aging Experience provides a detailed comparative analysis of ageing worldwide.
 
PART ONE: THE RESEARCH SITES
 
Botswana
 
Ireland
 
United States
 
Hong Kong
 
PART TWO: CROSS-CULTURAL COMPARISONS
 
Age and Well-Being
 
Age and the Life Course
 
Political Economy and Age
 
Age, Health, and Functionality
 
PART THREE: CONCLUSION
 
Conclusion

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Jennie Keith

Christine L. Fry

Anthony P. Glascock

Charlotte Ikels

Jeanette Dickerson-Putman

Henry C. Harpending

Patricia Draper

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ISBN: 9780803958678
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