Latinos in an Aging World

Social, Psychological, and Economic Perspectives
Author: Ronald J. Angel,Jacqueline L. Angel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317804937
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 340
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This book fosters a deeper understanding of the growing Latino elderly population and the implications on society. It examines post-WWII demographic and social changes and summarizes research from sociology, psychology, economics, and public health to shed light on the economic, physical, and mental well-being of older Latinos. The political and cultural implications including possible policy changes are also considered. Written in an engaging style, each chapter opens with a vignette that puts a human face on the issues. Boxed exhibits highlight social programs and policies and physical and mental health challenges that impact Latino elders. Web alerts direct readers to sites that feature more detailed information related to the chapter’s issues. Each chapter also features an introduction, examples, tables, figures, a summary, and discussion questions. The self-contained chapters can be presented in any order. Latinos in an Aging World explores: Real world problems individuals face in dealing with poverty, immigration, and health and retirement decisions The latest data on Latinos as compared to research on African- and Asian- Americans where appropriate The unique historical, demographic, social, familial, and economic situations of various Latino subgroups including those from Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Cuba How ethnicity affects one’s position of wealth and power and sense of citizenship. The consequence of life-long disadvantages and stigmatization on economic, physical, and mental well-being The impact of one’s neighborhood and the proximity to those from similar cultures on quality of life. The introduction motivates the book and sets the stage for the entire discussion. Chapter 1 reviews the histories of the major Hispanic subgroups along with various theories as they relate to race, ethnicity, and gender that provide a conceptual framework for understanding the later chapters. Demographic, economic, and social profiles of the various Hispanic subgroups are explored in chapter 2. Next the Latino population is explored from various perspectives including the economic and social situations of men and women and their educational, marital and family, and labor force experiences. Chapter 4 examines older immigrants and their families and identifies the resources available to them in their communities that often replicate the cultural and social support system of the old country. Major health risks that older Latinos face as a result of the disadvantages they experience throughout life are examined in chapter 5. Family situations and long-term care and living arrangements of older Hispanics are examined in chapter 6. The impact of neighborhood on quality of life in terms of safety and physical and mental wellbeing is explored in chapter 7. The burden that eldercare can place upon those who bear the responsibility of their daily care is explored in chapter 8. Chapter 9 investigates the gaps in income between minority and non-Hispanic white Americans and reviews what individuals with few resources need to know about financial management. The book concludes with the social, political, and economic implications of the growing Hispanic population and the role of NGOs and other organizations in providing services to older populations. Intended for courses on Latinos and aging, diversity, race and ethnicity, minorities and aging, adult development and aging, the psychology or sociology or politics of aging, geriatric social work, public health and aging, global aging, social or family policy, and health and society taught in the behavioral and social sciences, ethnic, or Latin American/Chicano Studies, this book also appeals to researchers and practitioners who work with Hispanic families.

La Nueva California

Latinos from Pioneers to Post-Millennials
Author: David E Hayes-Bautista
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520292537
Category: Social Science
Page: 280
View: 2020

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Since late 2001 more than fifty percent of the babies born in California have been Latino. When these babies reach adulthood, they will, by sheer force of numbers, influence the course of the Golden State. This essential study, based on decades of data, paints a vivid and energetic portrait of Latino society in California by providing a wealth of details about work ethic, family strengths, business establishments, and the surprisingly robust health profile that yields an average life expectancy for Latinos five years longer than that of the general population. Spanning one hundred years, this complex, fascinating analysis suggests that the future of Latinos in California will be neither complete assimilation nor unyielding separatism. Instead, the development of a distinctive regional identity will be based on Latino definitions of what it means to be American. This updated edition now provides trend lines through the 2010 Census as well as information on the 1849 California Constitutional Convention and the ethnogenesis of how Latinos created the society of "Latinos de Estados Unidos" (Latinos in the US). In addition, two new chapters focus on Latino Post-Millennials—the first focusing on what it’s like to grow up in a digital world; and the second describing the contestation of Latinos at a national level and the dynamics that transnational relationships have on Latino Post-Millennials in Mexico and Central America.

Aging in Today's World

Conversations Between an Anthropologist and a Physician
Author: Renée Rose Shield,Stanley M. Aronson
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781571810809
Category: Social Science
Page: 248
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Never before in human existence have the aged been so numerous -- and for the most part -- healthy. In this important new book, two professionals, an anthropologist and a physician, wrestle with the complex subject of aging. Is it inevitable? Is it a burden or gift? What is successful aging? Why are some people better at aging than others? Where is aging located? How does it vary among individuals, within and between groups, cultures, societies, and indeed, over the centuries? Reflecting on these and other questions, the authors comment on the impact age has in their lives and work. Two unique viewpoints are presented. While medicine approaches aging with special attention given to the body, its organs, and its functions over time, anthropology focuses on how the aged live within their cultural settings. As this volume makes clear, the two disciplines have a great deal to teach each other, and in a spirited exchange, the authors show how professional barriers can be surmounted. In a novel approach, each author explores a different aspect of aging in alternating chapters. These chapters are in turn followed by a commentary by the other. Further, the authors interrupt each other within the chapters - to raise questions, contradict, ask for clarification, and explore related ideas - with these interjections emphasizing the dynamic nature of their ideas about age. Finally, a third "voice" - that of a random old man - periodically inserts itself into the text to remind the authors of their necessarily limited understanding of the subject.

La Nueva California

Latinos in the Golden State
Author: David Hayes-Bautista
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520937888
Category: Social Science
Page: 286
View: 1906

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Since late 2001 more than fifty percent of the babies born in California have been Latino. When these babies reach adulthood, they will, by sheer force of numbers, influence the course of the Golden State. This essential study, based on decades of data, paints a vivid and energetic portrait of Latino society in California by providing a wealth of details about work ethic, family strengths, business establishments, and the surprisingly robust health profile that yields an average life expectancy for Latinos five years longer than that of the general population. Spanning one hundred years, this complex, fascinating analysis suggests that the future of Latinos in California will be neither complete assimilation nor unyielding separatism. Instead, the development of a distinctive regional identity will be based on Latino definitions of what it means to be American.

The Ageing World


Author: Anil Bagchi
Publisher: Pearson Education India
ISBN: 9788177589818
Category: Population aging
Page: 346
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The Ageing World looks at life as an assertion of the human spirit, in tune with the aphorism of Erwin Schrodinger, the Nobel laureate physicist who defined life as a fight against degeneration.

Caregiving Across Cultures

Working with Dementing Illness and Ethnically Diverse Populations
Author: Ramón Valle
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781560325291
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 233
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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

New Frontiers for Youth Development in the Twenty-First Century

Revitalizing and Broadening Youth Development
Author: Melvin Delgado
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231504632
Category: Social Science
Page: 375
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Practical guide and theoretical manifesto, New Frontiers for Youth Development is a vital roadmap to the problems and prospects of youth development programs today and in the future. In response to an unprecedented array of challenges, policy makers and care providers in the field of youth dvevelopment have begun to expand the field both practically and conceptually. This expansion has thus far outstripped comprehensive analysis of the issues it raises, among them the important matter of establishing common standards of legitimacy and competence for practitioners. New Frontiers for Youth Development is an overview of the field designed to foster a better understanding of the multifaceted aspects and inherent tensions of youth development. Melvin Delgado outlines the broad social forces that affect youth, particularly at-risk or marginalized youth, and the programs designed to address their needs. He stresses the importance of a contextualized approach that avoids rigid standardization and is attuned to the many factors that shape a child's development: cognitive, emotional, physical, moral, social, and spiritual. The key characteristic of youth development in the twenty-first century, Delgado suggests, is the participation of young people as practitioners themselves. Youth must be seen as assets as well as clients, incorporated into the educational process in ways that build character, maturity, and self-confidence.

La casa en Mango Street


Author: Sandra Cisneros
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783464202975
Category:
Page: 120
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Todo moreno por todos lados, estamos seguros. Pero en un barrio de otro color nuestras rodillas comienzan a temblar traca traca y subimos las ventanillas de nuestros carros hasta arriba y nuestros ojos miran al frente. Sí. Así es.

Baby Boomers of Color

Implications for Social Work Policy and Practice
Author: Melvin Delgado
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231538421
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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Because researchers often treat baby boomers of color as belonging to one group, quality data on the individual status of specific racial populations is lacking, leading to insufficiently designed programs, policies, and services. The absence of data is a testament to the invisibility of baby boomers of color in society and deeply affects the practice of social work and other helping professions that require culturally sensitive approaches. Melvin Delgado rectifies this injustice by providing a comprehensive portrait of the status and unique assets of boomers of color. Using specific data, he grounds an understanding of boomers'financial, medical, and emotional needs within a historical, socioeconomic, cultural, and political context, resulting in tailored recommendations for meeting the challenges of a growing population. His research focuses on African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Native American older adults and addresses issues of financial security, employment stability, housing, and health care, which are often complicated by linguistic and cultural differences. Rather than treat baby boomers of color as a financial burden on society and its resources, Delgado recognizes their strengths and positive contributions to families and communities, resulting in an affirming and empowering approach to service.

Issues in Global Aging


Author: Frederick L Ahearn Jr
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135417628
Category: Social Science
Page: 182
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Gain a new perspective on the international implications of our aging population! This comprehensive book examines a broad array of international concerns in gerontology. Issues in Global Aging addresses the implications of the rapid growth in elderly populations in both the Third World and industrialized nations including the US, Israel, Pakistan, and the UK. It examines successful policy and programmatic approaches to dealing with the practical needs of older citizens for health care, pensions, work, and personal care. Issues in Global Aging brings together case studies, empirical research, and theoretical exploration of policies and services for the elderly around the world. It also considers the spiritual dimension of aging and the influence of various religious and cultural beliefs on gerontology policy and practice. Issues in Global Aging addresses urgent questions concerning the ever-increasing elderly population, including: what are the economic implications of the demographic shift toward an older population? who is responsible for caring for the elderly in various cultures? how can older people find economic security? how does spiritual practice give older people self-esteem and a sense of personal meaning? Issues in Global Aging is an essential source of fresh thought and useful research for gerontologists, social workers, policymakers, economists, and ministers who work with older people.

Latino Image Makers in Hollywood

Performers, Filmmakers and Films Since the 1960s
Author: Frank Javier Garcia Berumen
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476614113
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 344
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Latinos have been part of the Hollywood film industry for more than 100 years, yet beyond the remarkable success of a few, their visibility and clout have generally not reflected their significance in American society. Worse, the Latino image has suffered from widespread stereotyping in film, and performers face unjustified constraints in the kinds of roles available to them. Decade by decade from 1960 onward, this book analyzes important films made by or about Latinos, details the careers of Latino performers and filmmakers of the time, and analyzes how film portrayals of Latino characters and subjects connect with political and social trends of each decade. It discusses the role of gender, social class, and ethnicity in film portrayals and provides an overview of the diverse and dynamic Latino community in the United States, while celebrating a substantial and enduring contribution to Hollywood film history.

Issues in Geriatric Medicine and Aging Research: 2011 Edition


Author: N.A
Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
ISBN: 146496498X
Category: Medical
Page: 1041
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Issues in Geriatric Medicine and Aging Research: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Geriatric Medicine and Aging Research. The editors have built Issues in Geriatric Medicine and Aging Research: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Geriatric Medicine and Aging Research in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Geriatric Medicine and Aging Research: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Cities of the World

World Regional Urban Development
Author: Stanley D. Brunn,Jack Francis Williams,Donald J. Zeigler
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847698981
Category: Social Science
Page: 548
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The only text to offer a regional survey of world urban development, this third edition has been fully revised and updated to include new chapter authors, new cities and regions, and an expanded art program. Focusing on the eleven major culture realms of the world, the volume examines each region's urban history, economy, and culture and society, and offers engaging case studies of major representative cities. Introductory and concluding chapters frame the regional discussion by summarizing world urban history and by looking to the future of urban development. Maps, graphs, tables, photos, color satellite images, recommended readings, web sites, and UN data on major cities offer rich additional resources for students. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Advancing Aging Policy as the 21st Century Begins


Author: Francis G. Caro,Robert Morris,Jill R. Norton
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780789010322
Category: Medical
Page: 219
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By the end of the current decade, many baby boomers will be senior citizens. What policies should we enact to prepare for an aging society? In the coming decade, we have a unique opportunity to create new and better aging policies. This collection of twenty essays by prominent educators, researchers, and policy analysts in the field of gerontology brings together innovative ideas from the United States, Europe, and Japan. Instead of focusing on utopian dreams, these exciting proposals are based on policy changes that may well be attainable in the next ten years. The vital concerns addressed in Advancing Aging Policy as the 21st Century Begins include work and retirement issues, the aging prison population, long-term care, Latino elders, transportation, death and dying issues, and the aging of the baby boom generation. Advancing Aging Policy as the 21st Century Begins explores: innovative policies and care arrangements around the world the importance of a strong economy that provides opportunities for seniors who seek them and support for those who need it the need for flexible retirement and employment policies for older adults the connections between family policy and aging policy the importance of improving training and compensation for workers in long-term care the special needs of our diverse and rapidly growing population of older people the importance of focusing aging policy on people rather than on programs This forward-looking book on policy and aging in the coming decade puts the experience and insight of leaders in the field from around the world in your hands. Policymakers, educators, and students of gerontology will find it an invaluable resource.

Growing Older in World Cities

New York, London, Paris, and Tokyo
Author: Victor Rodwin,Michael K. Gusmano
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press (TN)
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 396
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Population aging often provokes fears of impending social security deficits, uncontrollable medical expenditures, and transformations in living arrangements, but public policy could also stimulate social innovations. These issues are typically studied at the national level; yet they must be resolved where most people live--in diverse neighborhoods in cities. New York, London, Paris, and Tokyo are the four largest cities among the wealthiest, most developed nations of the world. The essays commissioned for this volume compare what it is like to grow older in these cities with respect to health care, quality of life, housing, and long-term care. The contributors look beyond aggregate national data to highlight the importance of how local authorities implement policies.

Nach dem Winter

Roman
Author: Guadalupe Nettel
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
ISBN: 3641220319
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Claudio ist Lektor in einem Verlag und lebt seit vielen Jahren in New York, nachdem ihn der tragische Verlust seiner ersten großen Liebe aus seiner Heimatstadt Havanna vertrieben hat. Cecilia studiert in Paris. Seit ihrer Kindheit in Mexiko hat sie ein besonderes Faible für Friedhöfe und liebt es, zwischen den Gräbern des Père-Lachaise spazieren zu gehen. Als Claudio und Cecilia sich über gemeinsame Freunde in Paris kennenlernen, verlieben sie sich ineinander, obwohl sie beide in andere Beziehungen verwickelt sind. Über die Distanz hinweg tauschen sie E-Mails, Gedanken, selbst zusammengestellte Musikcompilations aus. Doch als Cecilia nach New York fliegt, um Claudio zu besuchen, entwickelt sich ihre Beziehung ganz anders als erwartet ... Auf intensive, manchmal humorvolle, manchmal beklemmende Weise beleuchtet Guadalupe Nettel die vorsichtige Annäherung ihrer Protagonisten und erschafft so ein tiefschürfendes Bild zweier Menschen, die sich nach Nähe sehnen, doch Schwierigkeiten haben, sich aufeinander einzulassen. Ein berührender Roman über die heilende Kraft der Liebe und die Chancen, die Enttäuschungen für die eigene Liebesfähigkeit sein können.