Elders Living Alone Frailty and the Perception of Choice

ISBN-10: 0202360849
ISBN-13: 9780202360843
Edition: 1992
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Book details

List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Aldine Transaction
Publication date: 12/31/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 172
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 5.984

Robert A. Rubinstein is Professor of anthropology and international Relations at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. He is the author of many books including most recently Doing Fieldwork: The Correspondence of Robert Redfield and Sol Tax (2001) and (with Mary Lecron Foster) The Social Dynamics of Peace and Conflict: Culture in International Security (1997).

Janet C. Kilbride is a cross-cultural psychologist who has published in the area of socio-cultural influences on cognitive and social development.

Sharon Nagy is an assistant professor in the Anthropology Program at DePaul University in Chicago.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Choice Making as a Cultural Ideal and as a Behavior
Choice, Independence, and Aging
The Realm of Choice and Independence
Status Characteristics
Factors Limiting Choices among the Study Population
Health Problems
Home and Neighborhood
Neighborhood
Fear
The Altered Ethos of Choice among Frail Elders Living Alone
The Culture of Living Alone
Choices Writ Small
Vectors to the Outside World: Social Support, Social Networks, and the Personal Agents
Loneliness
Socialization for Choice Making among Frail Elders
The World at Home
Home as a Place
Some Cases
The Effect of Life History on Individual Choice: The Nature and the Role of Continuity
The Effect of Life History on Individual Choice: Discontinuity
Choice and Successful Aging: The Balancing Act
The Miniaturization of Satisfaction and Thereafter Choice
Successful and Unsuccessful Balancing Acts and the Role of the Individual and Community
References
Index

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