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“The ideal supplement for your introductory aging or social gerontology courses, Worlds of Difference, Third Edition, is the only book for undergraduates that addresses the diversity of aging experiences in society by race, gender and social class. “The virtue of this book is that it makes a multicultural, systems of inequality approach to the study of aging accessible to students and it does so by letting people from privileged as well as disadvantaged perspectives speak for themselves”…. Robin Moremen, Northern Illinois University.”

Survival and Resistance: Early Lessons in the Family
Survival and resistance: Early lessons in the family

[My parents] were always teaching us to do whatever was right; to be honest. They were anxious that we would complete school as much as we could. They wanted us to be self-reliant and reliable.

Retired high school math teacher—the youngest child of four and the only girl

Rearing children to understand and to live in two cultural milieus—one Black, one White—presents unique challenges to Black American parents in any time period. In a legally and rigidly segregated setting, however, Black parents had to be even more vigilant and creative in what and how they taught their children. They had to teach them to feel good about themselves and yet to deal ...

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