A Choice Outstanding Academic Book of 1984
Many ethnographic monographs are praise-worthy on conceptual and methodological grounds; some combine solid contributions to knowledge with trenchant social-policy recommendations; a few are eminently readable. This work... is excellent on all three counts. For academic libraries at all levels and public libraries." —Choice
A compelling and touching portrait of the problems of growing old. This pioneering study compares the ways two groups have adapted to, and coped with, being aged in contemporary urban society.