Worlds of Difference Inequality in the Aging Experience

ISBN-10: 0761986642

ISBN-13: 9780761986645

Edition: 3rd 1999 (Revised)

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This collection of readings presents a variety of perspectives on ageing from different communities across the United States: Native American, Puerto Rican, African American, the elderly homeless, white working class, gay and Mexican amongst many others. The readings cover topics such as: life course; social and psychological contexts of ageing; paid and unpaid activity; the American family; and health.
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Book details

List price: $117.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/28/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.914

Preface
Introduction
Different Worlds in Aging: Gender, Race, and Class
The Life Course Perspective: Aging in Individual, Sociocultural, and Historical Contexts
Hard Times in Women's Lives: Historical Influences Across Forty Years
Arrival at Manzanar
Puerto Rican Paradise
In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens
Lame Deer: Seeker of Visions
The World of Our Grandmothers
Dear Tia
Social and Psychological Contexts of Aging
After Sixty
Listening to the Young(er)
Mother to Son
If I Had My Life to Live Over
Warning
How It Feels to Be Colored Me
Father Cures a Presidential Fever
When a House is Not a Home: Exploring the Meaning of Shelter Among Chronically Homeless Older Men
The Big Boys
Productive Activity: Paid and Unpaid
I Didn't Have No Family Before I Was Married
I Want You Women Up North to Know
Mike LeFevre
From Homemaker to Housing Advocate: An Interview With Mrs. Chang Jok Lee
Esse Quam Videri: Susie Williams Jones
Women's Work and Caregiving Roles: A Life Course Approach
The Day the Crows Stopped Talking
On the Edge of the Barrio
At the Burns-Coopers'
An African American woman reveals her thoughts about the often demeaning and humiliating experience of domestic workp. 187
Like One of the Family
Race Inequities in Men's Retirement
Family: Variations on "The American Family"
Survival and Resistance: Early Lessons in the Family
The Linden Treep. 229
Between the Funeralsp. 238
The Horned Toadp. 239
Elders in Southeast Asian Refugee Familiesp. 244
Grandparenting Styles: Native American Perspectivesp. 249
Grandmother Involvement in Child Caregiving in an Urban Communityp. 252
Sweet Summer: Growing Up With and Without My Dadp. 260
Health and Mortality: Inequalities
On Agingp. 287
A Summer Tragedyp. 288
A Place for Motherp. 294
My Most Humiliating Jim Crow Experiencep. 296
Public Health Then and Now: The Tuskegee Syphilis Study, 1932 to 1972p. 297
Dona Tona of Nineteenth Streetp. 299
The Kitchen God's Wifep. 303
A Chief and Her Peoplep. 306
The Age-by-Race Gap in Health and Mortality in the Older Population: A Social Science Research Agendap. 312
Sources and Permissionsp. 328
Bibliographyp. 333
Author Indexp. 351
Subject Indexp. 357
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