1. There have also been a good number of recent special issues of journals which have focused on the anthropology of aging. These include: "Positive Adaptations to Aging in Cross-Cultural Perspective." Special Issue of Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 16(1), 2001; "Aging and Eldercare," Journal of Family Issues, 21(6), 2000; "Home Health Care and Elders: International Perspectives." Special Issue of Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 88(4), 1993; "Cultural Contexts of Aging and Health," Special Issue of Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 9(2), 1995.

2. The most comprehensive bibliography on the anthropology of aging is Schweitzer (1991). However, new information about ongoing ethnographic aging research and related publications can be followed through the Cultural Context of Aging web site at

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