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Author LinkHolmes, Ellen Rhoads.
Title LinkOther cultures, elder years / Ellen Rhoads Holmes, Lowell D. Holmes.
Edition 2nd ed.
Imprint Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, c1995.
Description xi, 324 p. :  ill. ;  24 cm.
Type of Material Book
Gen. Note Rev. ed. of: Other cultures, elder years / Lowell D. Holmes. c1983.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-315) and index.
Contents Contents: 1. The Anthropological Perspective -- 2. Longevity -- 3. The Life Cycle -- 4. Status and Family -- 5. Community Studies -- 6. Varieties of Aging Experience -- 7. Ethnic Aged in America -- 8. Applying Anthropology: Culture, Health, and Aging -- 9. The Aged and Cultural Change -- 10. The Future of Aging in America.
Summary Hailed by The Gerontologist as "extremely well organized, balanced, and impartial" in its first edition. Other Cultures, Elder Years is once again available in a fully revamped second edition. This new edition provides a comprehensive, comparative viewpoint on our knowledge about worldwide patterns of aging. It addresses everything from demography to family relations, from perceptions of the life cycle to the impact of modernization on the aged. Replete with summaries of crucial studies from various parts of the world, Other Cultures, Elder Years also offers three extended case descriptions of Inuit, Samoan, and white American aged as well as an examination of aging patterns among major American ethnic groups.
Subject LinkAging -- Cross-cultural studies.
LinkGerontology -- Methodology.
LinkOlder people.
LinkAging -- Physiology.
LinkAging -- Psychology.
LinkAnthropology.
LinkCross-Cultural Comparison.
Add.Author LinkHolmes, Lowell D. (Lowell Don), 1925-2010. Other cultures, elder years.
LinkMessenger, John C., (John Cowan), 1920-, former owner.
LinkMessenger, Betty, 1924-, donor.

System Number 000677412
ISBN Link0803951337 (cloth : acid-free paper)
Link9780803951334 (cloth : acid-free paper)
Link0803951345 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
Link9780803951341 (pbk. : acid-free paper)

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