Diversity: New Approaches to Ethnic Minority Aging

Diversity: New Approaches to Ethnic Minority Aging

by E. Percil Stanford, Fernando M. Torres-Gill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0895031027

ISBN-13: 9780895031020

Pub. Date: 01/28/1992

Publisher: Baywood Publishing Company, Incorporated

As our society evolves, it continues to become increasingly diverse both ethnically and racially. This diversity is primarily due to populations continuing to age, individuals living longer, and people migrating from their once isolated environments. While the entire nation must face these changes it is especially important for the aging network to do so. With the

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As our society evolves, it continues to become increasingly diverse both ethnically and racially. This diversity is primarily due to populations continuing to age, individuals living longer, and people migrating from their once isolated environments. While the entire nation must face these changes it is especially important for the aging network to do so. With the prospect of approximately 65 million persons in the U.S. being sixty-five and older by the year 2030, there is urgent need to plan for the acceptance and recognition of these diverse groups. Diversity in the older population will require us to distinguish between that which is generic and common to all older persons irrespective of race, language, and ethnicity, and those particular factors that necessitate culturally and linguistically specific responses. As we continue to move away from assimilation—the melting-pot-concept—we should move toward an understanding of diversity that allows for the coexistence of different cultures and ethnic identities. Furthermore, we should look to incorporate the notion of acculturation—where the goal is to enable individuals to function successfully in society by eliminating such barriers as racism and nativism. The ideas and perspectives contained in this important monograph examine the evolutionary and future considerations for diversity in aging.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780895031020
Publisher:
Baywood Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Series:
Generations and Aging Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
0.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

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