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Through Japanese Eyes

Thirty Years of Studying Aging in America

Yohko Tsuji (author)

ISBN: 9781978819566

Publication Date: Nov 2020

Format: Hardback

Also available as: Paperback  

Comparing aging in America and in her native Japan, Yohko Tsuji discovers that differences in the pan-human experience of aging are rooted in cultural differences between these two countries, and that Americans have strongly negative attitudes toward aging because it represents the antithesis of cherished American values, especially independence.
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In Through Japanese Eyes, based on her thirty-year research at a senior center in upstate New York, anthropologist Yohko Tsuji describes old age in America from a cross-cultural perspective. Comparing aging in America and in her native Japan, she discovers that notable differences in the pan-human experience of aging are rooted in cultural differences between these two countries, and that Americans have strongly negative attitudes toward aging because it represents the antithesis of cherished American values, especially independence. Tsuji's research discloses how her American interlocutors ingeniously fill this gap between the ideal and the real to live meaningful lives. The book also reveals that American culture, despite its seeming lack of guidance for those aging, plays a pivotal role in elders' lives, simultaneously assisting and constraining them. Furthermore, Tsuji's lengthy period of research illustrates major changes in her interlocutors' lives, incorporating their declines and death, and significant shifts in the culture of aging in American society. The book also describes the author's journey of getting to know American culture and growing into senescence herself.
Illustrations 8 black & white images, 8 tables
Pages 268
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Nov 2020
Publisher Rutgers University Press
Series Global Perspectives on Aging
Subject/s Geriatric medicine   Social & cultural anthropology   Ethnic studies   Care of the elderly  
Yohko Tsuji is an adjunct associate professor of anthropology at Cornell University, New York. 

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