Jewish Elderly in the English-Speaking Countries

Hardcover | June 1, 1989

byDavid Guttmann

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Jewish elderly are among the most diverse and culturally heterogeneous people belonging to the aged population anywhere. Their great diversity and conflicting approaches to subjects affecting their health and well-being are familiar problems in services development, in social policy, and in services delivery. At the same time, this diversity is a source of fascination for practitioners, policy makers, leaders of religious and secular institutions, and scholars in gerontology and ethnicity. Ideas about serving the needs of this segment of society are eagerly sought by both the lay and the professional communities. This is the first annotated bibliography to deal with the approximately one million Jewish elderly in the English-speaking countries and Israel, and it offers the reader an up-to-date survey of published material. Covering the latest findings from gerontological research, the book addresses outstanding issues in health and welfare, mental health, and support systems utilization, and provides a comprehensive treatment of the characteristics, traditions, customs, languages, organization, and historical backgrounds relating to the Jewish aged. Jewish Elderly in the English-Speaking Countries encompasses many of the aspects of living in different cultural environments, and identifies a wealth of information on demographics, immigration and settlement, out-migration and relocation, adjustment to changing environments, political participation, attitudes and values, and methods of intervention on behalf of Jewish aged. This exhaustive study will be immensely useful to gerontologists engaged in cross-cultural research, and it will serve as a valuable guide to Jewish religious andcharity leaders, senior citizen community centers, sociologists, anthropologists, and practitioners in all areas of human development.

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Jewish elderly are among the most diverse and culturally heterogeneous people belonging to the aged population anywhere. Their great diversity and conflicting approaches to subjects affecting their health and well-being are familiar problems in services development, in social policy, and in services delivery. At the same time, this div...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:157 pages, 9.74 × 6.1 × 0.71 inPublished:June 1, 1989Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313262403

ISBN - 13:9780313262401

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?Guttmann's bibliography focuses on Jewish elderly living in various English-speaking countries, in particular the US, Canada, Britain, and Israel. The 283 annotated references are organized into six chapters: characteristics of Jewish aged, patterns of settlement in the English-speaking world, the well-being of Jewish elderly, their special problems, services provision to Jewish aged, and education for working with this group. The references include articles, chapters, and dissertations reporting on studies related to Jewish elderly or conducted in Jewish agencies and institutions. The annotations are clearly written and paragraph length. Two groups of unannotated references follow the subject chapters; the first includes about 30 miscellaneous items and the second about 80 selections from the Bibliography on Aging in the Jewish World (1988?) published by the JDC-Brookdale Institute of Gerontology and Adult Human Development in Jerusalem. For the annotated references, an author index and a subject index are provided; an appendix lists 65 journals related to the study of Jewish elderly. Guttman is a well-know gerontologist whose publications include a previous bibliography in this series, European American Elderly. No other recent bibliography covers the topic of Jewish elderly and this one is recommended for libraries collecting in this area.?-Choice