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Cross-cultural and global perspectives on aging and the life course.
Faculty Publications
  • Dena Shenk
  • Jay Sokolovsky
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Jay Sokolovsky

Document Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
2013
Date Issued
January 2013
Date Available
July 2014
Abstract

Excerpt: “The global aging of human populations has received increasing interest and has become a growing concern in the beginning of the 21st century…a whole new matrix of generational relations and late life possibilities is emerging. In this chapter we examine how these challenges can be addressed from a global, cross-cultural perspective that helps understand two broad interrelated facets of late adulthood: (a) how older adults function as social actors in the setting of diverse societies and (b) how the intersection of culture and globalizing contexts creates increasingly varied ways of experiencing late adulthood…” (introduction to chapter 10)

Comments
Excerpt only. Full-text chapter is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Gerontology: Perspectives and issues. (4th Ed.). New York: Springer Publishing Company.
Language
en_US
Publisher
Springer
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Citation Information
Shenk, D. & Sokolovsky, J. (2013). Cross-cultural and global perspectives on aging and the life course. In J. M. Wilmoth (Ed.), Gerontology: Perspectives and issues. (4th Ed.). New York: Springer Publishing Company.