Culture and aging

an anthropological study of older Americans
  • 478 Pages
  • 0.48 MB
  • English
C. C. Thomas , Springfield, Ill
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Statementby Margaret Clark and Barbara Gallatin Anderson. With the collaboration of Gerard G. Brissette, Majda T. Thurnher (and) Terry Camacho.
SeriesThe Langley Porter Institute studies of aging
ContributionsAnderson, Barbara Gallatin.
LC ClassificationsHQ1064.U5
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 478 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19206225M

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Funding. This paper is supported by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council General Research Fund (CUHK) and a Chinese University of Hong Kong Direct Grant.

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The Pioneer Network’s motto “Changing the Culture of Aging in the 21st Century” has put me in mind of a book chapter I recently completed for the upcoming 2nd volume of “Culture Change” published by Health Professions Press.

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To examine cultural differences in inter­generational relations and in the way older people experience and feel about late life. Course Outline PART I. AGING, CULTURE AND THE LIFE CYCLE 1. INTRODUCTION: THE. His recent co-edited book (with J. Angel), the Handbook of Sociology of Aging, won the Outstanding Publication Award of the American Sociological Association’s Section on Aging and the Life Course.

The MacArthur Foundation as well as multiple divisions of the National Institutes of Health have supported his research.

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