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City of Green Benches: Growing Old in a New Downtown (signed)

Vesperi, Maria D.

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ISBN 10: 0801418186 / ISBN 13: 9780801418181
Published by Cornell Univ Pr, Ithaca, New York, U.S.A., 1985
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Beige boards, Illustrated jacket with wear to extremities, 162pp. From the estate and private library of famed cartoonist Don Addis. Inscription from author to Addis on a1. International Shipping via PRIORITY MAIL ONLY. Bookseller Inventory # 003153

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Title: City of Green Benches: Growing Old in a New ...

Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr, Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Fair

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

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In City of Green Benches, Vesperi combines the ear of a journalist, recording scores of conversations with elderly residents, with the eye of an anthropologist, trying to understand how people's self-esteem and self-perception are transformed in the process of social change. In this contribution to gerontology theory, Vesperi examines the cultural construction of old age in American society and its impact on the self-concept of the aged.

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"Vesperi combines the ear of a journalist, recording scores of conversations with elderly residents, with the eye of an anthropologist, trying to understand how people's self-esteem and self-perception are transformed in the process of social change."―St. Petersburg Times

"It is clear that Vesperi . . . understands these old people, what motivates them and what terrifies them. And that is the heart of this book."―Orlando Sentinel

"In this significant contribution to gerontology theory, Vesperi examines the cultural construction of old age in American society and its impact on the self-concept of the aged. This groundbreaking study suggests a theoretical and methodological approach for the exploration of the meaning of age cross-culturally."―American Anthropologist

"This book is one of very few that tackle the difficult task of analyzing our culturally bound notion of old age and its consequences for older people and the programs that serve them."―Journal of Religion and Aging

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