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Life's Career-Aging : Cultural Variations on Growing Old - Barbara G. Myerhoff

Life's Career-Aging

Cultural Variations on Growing Old

By: Barbara G. Myerhoff (Editor), Andrei Simic (Editor)

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Published: 1st September 1979
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'The book could open up a fruitful controversy in social gerontology and should become part of the library of every social gerontologist' -- Contemporary Sociology

'A unique contribution to cross-cultural studies in aging' -- Choice

'Worthwhile reading for any human service professional dealing with the aged' -- Social Work

Introduction: Aging and the Aged in Cultural Perspective
Old Age in a Life-Term Social Arena: Some Chagga of Kilimanjaro in 1974
Winners and Losers: Aging Yugoslavs in a Changing World
Youth and Changing in Central Mexico: One Day in the Life of Four Families of Migrants
A Symbol Perfected in Death: Continuity and Ritual in the Life and Death of an Elderly Jew
El Senior Citizens Club: The Older Mexican-American in the Voluntary Association
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780803960008
ISBN-10: 080396000X
Series: Cross-Cultural Research and Methodology Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 249
Published: 1st September 1979
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.44 x 13.74  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Type: New edition