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Author Kinoshita, Yasuhito, 1953-
Title Refuge of the honored : social organization in a Japanese retirement community / Yasuhito Kinoshita, Christie W. Kiefer.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, [1992]

Author Kinoshita, Yasuhito, 1953-
Subject Retirement communities -- Japan -- Case studies.
Retirees -- Japan -- Attitudes -- Case studies.
Older people -- Japan -- Attitudes -- Case studies.
Alt Name Kiefer, Christie W.
Description 1 online resource (x, 220 pages) : illustrations, map
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-214) and index.
Contents Aging in Japan: Demography and Income -- Consequences of Social Change -- Welfare Homes for the Aged and Emerging Retirement Communities -- Fuji-No-Sato: The Setting and the System -- The Residents -- Social Integration: Management and Residents: Communication Failure -- The Residents Association -- Group and Individual Activities -- Patterns of Social Interaction.
Summary Faced with the decline of the traditional family and the explosive growth of the over-65 population, the Japanese are looking for new ways to care for their elders. This study documents the birth of a major social phenomenon in Japan - the planned retirement community.
Note English.
Print version record.
ISBN 9780520911789 (electronic bk.)
0520911784 (electronic bk.)
0520075951 (alk. paper)
9780520075955 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 42922630
Additional Format Print version: Kinoshita, Yasuhito, 1953- Refuge of the honored. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1992 0520075951 (DLC) 91029107 (OCoLC)24320459

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