In the Country of the Old
Baywood Publishing Company, 1980 - Self-Help - 152 pages
Aging is a universal experience, and an individual one. But it is also a cultural phenomenon. This collection draws on research from around the world to explore how cultural context shapes and defines aging process. It examines differing ethnic groups in United States.
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The Changing Status of Elders in a Polynesian Society
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