Yasuhito Kinoshita

in Refuge of the Honored

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 1993 | ISBN: 9780520075955
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520911789 | DOI:

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This has been essentially a cultural gerontological study of an age-homogeneous community in a non-Western society. Through it, the authors sought, first, to refine Western ideas about the social integration of the aged and, second, to look into the future of retirement communities in Japan. Other scholars and service workers will undoubtedly want to take other lessons from this study of Fuji-no-Sato, but this chapter summarizes the contributions of the study to the authors's own guiding questions.

Keywords: Fuji-no-Sato; retirement communities; cultural gerontology; social integration; aged; Japan

Chapter.  3872 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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