International Perspectives on Aging

The Collective Spirit of Aging Across Cultures

Editors: Vakalahi, Halaevalu F. Ofahengaue, Simpson, Gaynell M., Giunta, Nancy (Eds.)

  • Speaks to the importance of understanding aging across diverse cultures from multiple perspectives and trans-disciplines
  • Uses theories, stories and best practices in showing the uniqueness of cultural groups while emphasizing the importance of sharing resources as we age
  • Responds to clinical, research, teaching, and policy needs of aging populations
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About this book

The collective, inclusive, and intersectional framework used in this book speaks to the significance of understanding aging across diverse cultures from multiple perspectives, but still as a shared human experience. The underlying message of the book is that although we are unique and different in our aging processes, we are ultimately connected through this physical, mental and spiritual experience of aging. Thus, regardless of whether we are service providers, service recipients, educators or merely fellow human beings, it is important that we approach the aging experience through a collective lens for discovering and sharing resources as we age; honoring the past while simultaneously accepting that the future is here. A few select examples of key findings from this collaborative work are as follows. First, despite progress in the field, certain issues remain to be addressed including the challenges of racism and sexism, mistreatment, the digital divide, poverty, and other social and economic crises in urban and rural communities as they relate to our aging population. Second, the need for sustaining a sense of independence among the aged and interdependence among supportive systems is warranted. Third, our elders continue to benefit from culturally competent services community-based health interventions and social services that addresses normative and emerging challenges for them. Fourth, spirituality in both indigenous and contemporary perspectives remains important for our elders’ development and quality of life.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • 4th Generational Theories of Intersection: Multicultural Aging

    Simpson, Gaynell M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • A Historical Perspective in Aging and Gerontology

    Smith, Patsy R.

    Pages 7-27

  • The Fourth Hill of Life: American Indian/Alaska Native Elders

    Day, Priscilla A.

    Pages 29-40

  • Aging and Mistreatment: Victimization of Older Adults in the United States

    Teaster, Pamela B. (et al.)

    Pages 41-64

  • LATIN@ ELDERS: Securing Healthy Aging Inspite of Health and Mental Health Disparities

    Medina, Catherine K. (et al.)

    Pages 65-85

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eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-8594-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8593-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 3, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0652-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Collective Spirit of Aging Across Cultures
Editors
  • Halaevalu F. Ofahengaue Vakalahi
  • Gaynell M. Simpson
  • Nancy Giunta
Series Title
International Perspectives on Aging
Series Volume
9
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-8594-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-8594-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-8593-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0652-8
Series ISSN
2197-5841
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 286
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations
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