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ERIC Number: ED133384
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Minority Group Aged in America: A Comprehensive Bibliography of Recent Publications on Blacks, Mexican-Americans, Native Americans, Chinese, and Japanese.
Suzuki, Peter T.
This bibliography begins with a critique of the state of research in Black, Mexican American, Native American, and Chinese and Japanese-American gerontology. For Blacks, research is needed to answer the following questions: (1) What are the problems of Black aged being helped by white personnel in institutional settings? (2) What African cultural patterns, attitudes, values and traditions may persist in such areas as Black attitudes toward the aged and aging and the role and place of the aged in the Black community? (3) What has been the impact of Black activist movements on the perceptions and actions of the aged, and on the attitudes of young Blacks toward the aged? Several areas of investigation concerning the Mexican-American aged need research: (1) The role of the Mexican American extended family and their form of folk Catholicism; (2) The goodness of the "barrio" as a social environment for the aged; and (3) Means of establishing Mexican American cooperatives and/or agencies to help the aged. Native Americans would be helped by gerontological research as it has been traditionally done more than by social gerontological research. Research is also needed on rehabilitation methods for the aged alcoholic, and on culture-specific patterns of aging, attitudes towards aging and the aged, and the social positions of the aged. Basic research on both the Chinese and Japanese aged is needed. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian Americans, Bibliographies, Blacks, Chinese Americans, Cross Cultural Studies, Gerontology, Japanese Americans, Mexican Americans, Minority Groups, Older Adults, Personal Care Homes, Research Needs, Research Reviews (Publications), Social Problems
Council of Planning Librarians, Post Office Box 229, Monticello, Illinois 61856 ($2.50)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Planning Librarians, Monticello, IL.