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Cross-cultural Communication and Aging in the United States : Lea's Communicaton Series - Hana S. Noor al-Deen

Cross-cultural Communication and Aging in the United States

Lea's Communicaton Series

By: Hana S. Noor al-Deen (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 12th September 1997
ISBN: 9780805822946
Number Of Pages: 280

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Recently, the communication discipline has devoted increasing energy toward the study of aging, yet most of the research has insufficiently addressed a crucial factor in communicative relationships--culture. Meanwhile, cross-cultural/intercultural communication has not adequately addressed the aging process. Combining three powerful elements--communication, aging, and culture--all of which have an increasingly profound impact on today's multicultural society, this book focuses on older Americans in various communicative contexts within the framework of their cultures.
Composed of original research by experts in their respective fields, the book combines communication, aging, and culture for a unique examination of those elements in American society. Section 1 deals with perspectives in cross-cultural communication and aging. These perspectives both illustrate the issues that greatly affect the lives of our elders and suggest ways to improve their status. Section 2 showcases three American co-cultures: Hawaiian, Arab, and Mormon illustrate how language, attitudes, and mentoring can serve as the links for maintaining cross-generational continuity in multicultural society. Section 3 demonstrates that many American organizations frequently contribute to the hardships that both internal elder customers (employees) and external elder customers (residents and patients) must endure. Section 4 incorporates popular culture and aging. It presents the role of selective popular media in portraying our elders. Because Americans rely heavily on the media, their mediated perceptions can have a profound impact on their attitudes toward the older population.
Designed as a reader or supplementary text for college students in communication, gerontology, anthropology, sociology, and other related fields, this text can also be used by professionals in gerontological service areas, by libraries, and as a personal reference. It offers extensive appendices, figures, and tables for additional reference.

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Forewordp. xv
Referencesp. xvii
About the Contributorsp. xix
Perspectives In Cross-Cultural Communication And Agingp. 1
Introductionp. 3
Aging and the Elders from A Cross-Cultural Communication Perspectivep. 5
Referencesp. 21
Older Women as Cultural Figures in Agingp. 23
Referencesp. 35
Appendixp. 37
Aging and Infotainment Technologies: Cross-Cultural Perspectivesp. 43
Acknowledgmentp. 60
Referencesp. 60
Cross-Generational Communication And Agingp. 63
Introductionp. 65
Pidgin to Da Max: a Bridge Toward Satisfying Cross- Generational Communication Among the Hawaiiansp. 67
Referencesp. 79
Appendixp. 81
Trends in Cross-Generational Communication Among Arab Americansp. 83
Referencesp. 95
Acknowledgementsp. 95
Mentoring Across Generations Culture, Family, and Mentoring Relationshipsp. 97
Acknowledgementsp. 116
Referencesp. 117
Appendix: Elder Mentoring Questionnairep. 119
Cross-Cultural Communication And Aging Within Organizational Settingsp. 121
Introductionp. 123
Cultural Views and Stereotypes Of Aging in American Organizationsp. 125
Referencesp. 141
The Nursing Home And Retirement Community A Cross-Cultural Communication Perspectivep. 143
Acknowledgementsp. 159
Referencesp. 159
The Dilemma of Oklahoma Native American Women Elders Traditional Roles And Sociocultural Rolesp. 161
Referencesp. 175
Appendix: Description of the Interviews With Oklahoma Native American Womenp. 178
Popular Culture And Agingp. 179
Introductionp. 181
Images of Elders In Traditional Literaturep. 183
Referencesp. 198
Searching for the Fountain Models of Aging in Contemporary Self-Help Literaturep. 201
Referencesp. 213
Young by Day: the Older Person On Daytime Serial Dramap. 215
Referencesp. 229
The Image of Aging In Television Commercials An Update for the 1990sp. 231
Referencesp. 243
Epiloguep. 245
Referencesp. 246
Author Indexp. 247
Subject Indexp. 253
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ISBN: 9780805822946
ISBN-10: 0805822941
Series: Lea's Communicaton Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 12th September 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1

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