Widows: The Middle East, Asia, and the Pacific

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Duke University Press, 1987 - 272 sivua
What happens whene the husband dies depends on the society, on the location of the widow in urban-rural or class terms, and on the widow's own personal resources. In some societies the woman is totally dependent upon a grown son and cannot remarry; in others, such as that in the United States, she is more dependent upon her own resouces and wishes. For some, widowhood results in a great loss of status; for others, it can mean loneliness and social isolation. Yet widowhood can mean greater social freedom for some women, a "blooming of personality. Even grief is experienced in various ways and degrees. Thus there is no such thing as a "widow type," only a great heterogenity in widowhood, as in "wifehood." Volume I analyzes the support systems and life-styles of widows in Australia, the Philippines, Korea, Iran, China, a Pacific island, India, Turkey, and Israel. Volume II : North America examines two communities in Canada, a Florida retirement community, and communities in several other locations, as well as the relative situations of homeowners, blacks, and poor ethnic populations.
 

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Rubinstein
24
Widowhood in India Jaya Sarma Gujral
43
Widows in Seoul Korea Jasoon Koo
56
Support Systems
79
The Widowed in Iran Jacquiline Rudolph Touba
106
Widowhood in Israel Ruth Katz and Nitza BenDor
133
Support Systems of Elderly Widows in the Philippines
148
Widowed Women in Melbourne Australia
170
Wives and Widows in China Denise R Barnes
194
Widowhood and Social Change Helena Znaniecka Lopata
217
Notes and References
235
Index
252
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Sivu 243 - A detailed description of fast techniques is beyond the scope of this chapter; the interested reader is referred to [29, 31,32,37,38] for further information.

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