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Life's Career-Aging
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Life's Career-Aging
Cultural Variations on Growing Old

Edited by:
  • Barbara G. Myerhoff - University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles
  • Andrei Simic - University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA


September 1979 | 249 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
'The book could open up a fruitful controversy in social gerontology and should become part of the library of every social gerontologist' -- Contemporary Sociology

'A unique contribution to cross-cultural studies in aging' -- Choice

'Worthwhile reading for any human service professional dealing with the aged' -- Social Work

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Youth and Changing in Central Mexico: One Day in the Life of Four Families of Migrants
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A Symbol Perfected in Death: Continuity and Ritual in the Life and Death of an Elderly Jew
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El Senior Citizens Club: The Older Mexican-American in the Voluntary Association
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Conclusion

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