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Science Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Science
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Aging Across Cultures

Growing Old in the Non-Western World

Editors: Selin, Helaine (Ed.)

  • The first book on non-Western concepts of aging
  • Reveals the profound changes happening to non-Western societies
  • Introduces data from all major regions of the planet
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About this book

This volume brings together chapters about aging in many non-Western cultures, from Africa and Asia to South America, from American Indians to Australian and Hawaii Aboriginals. It also includes articles on other issues of aging, such as falling, dementia, and elder abuse.

It was thought that in Africa or Asia, elders were revered and taken care of. This certainly used to be the case. But the Western way has moved into these places, and we now find that elders are often left on their own or in institutions, as younger people have migrated to other cities and even countries.  Grandparents often find themselves being parents to their grandchildren, a far cry from the kind of life they believed they would have as they aged. This book will explore all these issues and will be of use to students and researchers in this relatively new field.

About the authors

Helaine Selin was a Faculty Associate and Science Librarian at Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA, from which she retired in 2012.  She is the editor of the Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures (3rd ed. Springer 2016) and eight books in Springer’s Science Across Cultures series, on Astronomy, Mathematics, Medicine, Nature, Childbirth, Parenting, Happiness and Death. 

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eBook $109.00
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  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: October 16, 2021
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Hardcover $149.99
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  • Due: September 18, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-76500-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Aging Across Cultures
Book Subtitle
Growing Old in the Non-Western World
Editors
  • Helaine Selin
Series Title
Science Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Science
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-76501-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-76501-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-76500-2
Series ISSN
1568-2145
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 410
Number of Illustrations
27 b/w illustrations
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