Age through Ethnic Lenses: Caring for the Elderly in a Multicultural Society

Age through Ethnic Lenses: Caring for the Elderly in a Multicultural Society

by Laura Katz Olson, Donald E. Gelfand

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Overview

An ever-more diverse America is getting older, but American policies are not growing with the needs of our ethnic and aging society. Age Through Ethnic Lenses explores the distinct characteristics and unique social, political, economic, and cultural situations of America's aged, while highlighting the common needs and objectives among all aging Americans. With portraits of Asians, Latinos, individuals of European and African origins, Native Americans, Socio-religious groups, women, gay men and women, and the rural aged, this book broadens our perspective on the issues of long-term care, and provides a valuable guide for future public policy as we enter the twenty-first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742569638
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/11/2001
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Laura Katz Olson is professor of political science at Lehigh University.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Introduction: Multi-Culturalism and Long-term Care: The Aged and their Caregivers
Chapter 2 Asian Americans
Chapter 3 The Chinese Elderly: Values and Issues in Receiving Adequate Care
Chapter 4 Japanese American Elderly
Chapter 5 Intimacy at a Distance, Korean-American Style: The Invited Korean Elderly and their Married Children in the United States
Chapter 6 Caring for Elderly Vietnamese Americans
Chapter 7 Latino Americans
Chapter 8 Care Options for Older Mexican Americans: Issues Impacting Health and Long-term Care Service Needs
Chapter 9 Puerto Rican Elderly
Chapter 10 Elderly of African Descent
Chapter 11 Urban African American Elderly
Chapter 12 Diasporic Aging: Haitian-Americans in New York City
Chapter 13 Native Americans
Chapter 14 American Indian and Alaskan Native Elderly
Chapter 15 Socio-Religious Groups
Chapter 16 Mormon Elderly
Chapter 17 Mutual Aid and Elders in Amish Society
Chapter 18 Jewish Aged: Diversity in Need and Care Solutions
Chapter 19 Growing Old in an Arab-American Family
Chapter 20 Elderly of European Origin
Chapter 21 Aging in Polonia: Polish and Polish american Elderly
Chapter 22 Irish-American Care of the Aged
Chapter 23 The Status of Older People in the Italian American Family
Chapter 24 The Interplay of Aging and Ethnicity: Filial Responsibility and Greek Americans
Chapter 25 Gender and Sexual Orientation
Chapter 26 Caring for Gay and Lesbian Elderly
Chapter 27 Gender and Long-term Care: Women as Family Care Givers, Workers, and Recipients
Chapter 28 Rural Elderly
Chapter 29 Long Term Care: The Case of the Rural Elderly
Chapter 30 Index
Chapter 31 About the Contributors

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