Aging in Black America / Edition 1

Aging in Black America / Edition 1

by James S. Jackson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803935366

ISBN-13: 9780803935365

Pub. Date: 10/23/1992

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This book provides a systematic overview of the status and life situations of elderly black Americans. Based on an empirical national survey, the contributors examine the major substantive issues related to psychological and social dimensions of ageing from a perspective that addresses the population's special circumstances and strengths.

Sections are devoted to

Overview

This book provides a systematic overview of the status and life situations of elderly black Americans. Based on an empirical national survey, the contributors examine the major substantive issues related to psychological and social dimensions of ageing from a perspective that addresses the population's special circumstances and strengths.

Sections are devoted to community, friends and family; church and religion; health, social functioning and well-being; group identity and political participation; and retirement and work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803935365
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/23/1992
Pages:
360

Table of Contents

Roles and Resources of the Black Elderly - James S Jackson, Robert Joseph Taylor and Linda M Chatters
PART ONE: COMMUNITY, FRIENDS, AND FAMILY
Neighborhoods and Neighbor Relations - Rukmalie Jayakody
Crime Stress, Self-Esteem, and Life Satisfaction - John L Mc Adoo
Gender, Marital, Familial, and Friendship Roles - Robert Joseph Taylor, Verna M Keith and M Belinda Tucker
Intergenerational Support - Linda M Chatters and Robert Joseph Taylor
The Provision of Assistance to Parents by Adult Children
Intimate Partnerships - Eleanor Engram and Shirley A Lockery
PART TWO: CHURCH AND RELIGION
Religion and Religious Observances - Robert Joseph Taylor
Function and Supportive Roles of Church and Religion - Jacqueline M Smith
PART THREE: HEALTH, SOCIAL FUNCTIONING, AND WELL BEING
Physical Health - Mary Mc Kinney Edmonds
Health Disability and Its Consequences for Subjective Stress - Linda M Chatters
Mental Health and Help-Seeking Behavior - Ruth L Greene, James S Jackson and Harold W Neighbors
PART FOUR: GROUP IDENTITY AND POLITICAL PARTICIPATION
Identity and Consciousness - Robert J Smith and Michael C Thornton
Group Solidarity
Group Consciousness and Political Behavior - Ronald E Brown and Rupert W Barnes-Nacoste
Demographic and Religious Correlates of Voting Behavior - Robert Joseph Taylor and Michael C Thornton
PART FIVE: RETIREMENT AND WORK
The Black Americans Who Keep Working - Lerita M Coleman
The Black American Retirement Experience - Rose C Gibson
PART SIX: LIFE COURSE OF AFRICAN AMERICANS
Status and Functioning of Future Cohorts of African American Elderly - James S Jackson, Linda M Chatters and Robert Joseph Tay lor
Conclusions and Speculations

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