Anthropology and Aging

Written By Robert L. Rubinstein
Anthropology and Aging
  • Publsiher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 06 December 2012
  • ISBN : 9400920318
  • Pages : 204 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Anthropology and Aging written by Robert L. Rubinstein which was release on 06 December 2012, this book published by Springer Science & Business Media. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: This book was conceived as a project of the Association for Anthropology and Gerontology, a multidisciplinary and international organization, formed in 1978, that is dedicated to the exploration and understanding of aging within and across the diversity of human cultures. The perspective of the Association is holistic, comparative and international. Membership is drawn from both academic and applied sectors and includes the social and biological sciences, medicine, urban planning, policy studies, social work and the development, administration and provision of services for the aged. Information about membership may be obtained from Dr. Eunice Boyer, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin WI, 53141 USA. Vll ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS In a collective enterprise such as this, there are many people who have helped us along the way. Many members of the Association for Anthropology and Gerontology and many other colleagues gave us advice, read and commented on drafts of papers and otherwise supported this project. The editors and individual authors would like to acknowledge the following for their support and help; Baine B. Alexander, Steve Albert, C.C. Ballew, Diana Bethel, Jacob Climo, Ann Dill, Jean De Rousseau, Nancy Foner, Doris Francis, Mel Goldstein, Ralph Garruto, Tony Glascock, Charlotte Ikels, Sharon Kaufman, Jeanie Kayser-Jones, S. Loth, Mark Luborsky, Linda Mitteness, Corinne Nydegger, J.D. Pearson, David Plath, J.P. Ritchie, Phil Stafford, Rachael Stark, Maria Vesperi, Marjorie Schweitzer, Jay Sokolovsky, Toni Tripp Reimer, Martin Whyte, and Connie Wolfsen. ix ROBERT L.

Anthropology and Aging

Anthropology and Aging
  • Author : Robert L. Rubinstein
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Total pages : 204
  • ISBN : 9400920318
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Summary : This book was conceived as a project of the Association for Anthropology and Gerontology, a multidisciplinary and international organization, formed in 1978, that is dedicated to the exploration and understanding of aging within and across the diversity of human cultures. The perspective of the Association is holistic, comparative and international. Membership ...

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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2003-12-31
  • Total pages : 1071
  • ISBN : 9400920318
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Summary : Medical practitioners and the ordinary citizen are becoming more aware that we need to understand cultural variation in medical belief and practice. The more we know how health and disease are managed in different cultures, the more we can recognize what is "culture bound" in our own medical belief and ...

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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-10-19
  • Total pages : 187
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Summary : The proportion of people over 65 is substantially increasing and will continue to do so in the coming decades. Societies are concerned about the depletion of pension funds and austere fiscal plans that are unable to subsidize the basic care, protection and needs of their growing elderly populations. Gerontology is rapidly ...

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  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Total pages : 270
  • ISBN : 9400920318
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Summary : As anthropologists, we offer this book about aging in a wide variety of human societies in the hope of its making three contributions. First, this book will help to remedy a massive neglect of old age by the discipline of anthropology. The pioneering work of Leo Simmons (1945) has remained a ...

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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 1997
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Anthropology Matters

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  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2007-02-01
  • Total pages : 234
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Summary : "This simple and accessible book highlights anthropology's relevance to students' everyday lives. Introductory students will love it!" - Todd Sanders, University of Toronto...

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  • Publisher : University of Alabama Press
  • Release Date : 2012-01-06
  • Total pages : 295
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Summary : Expanding American Anthropology, 1945–1980: A Generation Reflects takes an inside look at American anthropology’s participation in the enormous expansion of the social sciences after World War II. During this time the discipline of anthropology itself came of age, expanding into diverse subfields, frequently on the initiative of individual practitioners. The ...

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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2020-06-09
  • Total pages : 707
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Summary : From the laughing clubs of India and robotic granny minders of Japan to the "Flexsecurity" system of Denmark and the elderscapes of Florida, experts in this collection bring readers cutting-edge and future-focused approaches to our aging population worldwide. In this fourth edition of an award-winning text on the consequences of ...

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  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2005
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Summary : Two pioneers in the field of applied anthropology have compiled a groundbreaking, comprehensive anthology, which provides contributions from key figures of the anthropological world together in a single volume....

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-07-01
  • Total pages : 264
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Summary : Women in academia have struggled for centuries to establish levels of acceptance and credibility equal to men in the same fields, and anthropology has been no different. The women anthropologists in this book speak frankly about their challenges and successes as they navigated through their personal and professional lives. Riding ...

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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-01-11
  • Total pages : 287
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Summary : This book focuses on ageing as a topic of philosophical, theological, and historical anthropology. It provides a systematic inventory of fundamental theoretical questions and assumptions involved in the discussion of ageing and old age. What does it mean for human beings to grow old and become more vulnerable and dependent? ...

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  • Publisher : Springer
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1980
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  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 1995-05-24
  • Total pages : 336
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Summary : "Holmes and Holmes have revised their 1983 book, and it remains a good supplement for an undergraduate gerontology course or anthropology course. It is written at a readable level, each chapter has a clear summary. . . . It provides an excellent summary of secondary sources, avoiding extensive review of primary research, complicated theory, ...

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-05-12
  • Total pages : 424
  • ISBN : 9400920318
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Summary : The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology provides a contemporary overview of the key themes in medical anthropology. In this exciting departure from conventional handbooks, compendia and encyclopedias, the three editors have written the core chapters of the volume, and in so doing, invite the reader to reflect on the ethnographic ...