The Aging Experience: Diversity and Commonality Across by Jennie Keith, Christine L. Fry, Anthony P. Glascock,

By Jennie Keith, Christine L. Fry, Anthony P. Glascock, Charlotte Ikels, Jeanette Dickerson-Putman, Henry C. Harpending, Patricia Draper

In an try to comprehend the which means of getting old and the remedy of the elderly in numerous cultures, seven anthropologists have made reviews of 10 groups on 4 continents - the result of that are provided during this booklet. The authors use either qualitative and statistical info to envision such concerns as: overall healthiness and overall healthiness, perceptions of the lifestyles path, fabric assets, and performance of elders. a distinct resource, The getting older event provides a close comparative research of getting older around the globe.

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N g a m i l a n d is f a m o u s for its b e a u t i f u l t o p o g r a p h y , i n c l u d ing b o t h the s w a m p y O k a v a n g o Delta and the dry northern Kalahari The Research Sites 18 s a n d v e l d , its l a r g e h e r d s of g a m e , a n d the e t h n i c d i v e r s i t y o f its inhabitants. A l t h o u g h m a n y p e o p l e m a i n t a i n h o u s e s in o n e o r m o r e of t h e l a r g e r t o w n s of N g a m i l a n d , m o s t H e r e r o live m o s t of t h e t i m e at r u r a l h o m e s t e a d s w h e r e the f a m i l y cattle h e r d s are k e p t .

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In the r a i n y season, d e e p p u d d l e s a n d w a t e r - s o d d e n , b l a c k soil m a k e travel b y f o u r - w h e e l d r i v e a necessity; in the d r y s e a s o n the w e t b o g s are r e p l a c e d b y l o n g tracts of d e e p s a n d that also isolate the area f r o m all b u t specially e q u i p p e d c o n v e y a n c e s . F o r the m o r e p r o s p e r o u s H e r e r o a n d T s w a n a residents of the a r e a , the ability to travel in a n d out of the b u s h is u n p r e d i c t a b l e , i n c o n v e n ient, a n d tiring, b u t n o t i m p o s s i b l e .

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