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Aging from birth to death
 — vol II: Sociotemporal perspectives
Author(s)Matilda White Riley, Ronald P Abeles, Michael S Teitelbaum
Corporate AuthorAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science
PublisherWestview Press, for the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Boulder, CO, 1982
Pages228pp (AAAS selected symposium, 79)
KeywordsLife span.
AnnotationFrom a cross-cultural perspective, anthropologists and sociologists examine the cultural variability of ageing as this variability reveals the nature and extent of social and cultural influence on the ageing process, the lives of people of all ages, and the general significance of age norms and age-graded institutions in society. From the cross-temporal perspective, historians, sociologists and demographers consider the impact of social change both on the process of growing up and growing old, and on the place in society of all ages. The book provides deeper understanding of the ageing process, of the likely differences between the lives of past and future generations, and of the potential for optimising these future lives. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-930427044

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