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Aging in a Changing World: Older New Zealanders and Contemporary Multiculturalism
by Molly George
Rutgers University Press, 2022
Cloth: 978-1-9788-0941-3 | Paper: 978-1-9788-0940-6 | eISBN: 978-1-9788-0944-4
Library of Congress Classification HQ1064.N45G46 2022
Dewey Decimal Classification 305.260993

This is a story about aging in place in a world of global movement. Around the world, many older people have stayed still but have been profoundly impacted by the movement of others. Without migrating themselves, many older people now live in a far “different country” than the one of their memories. Recently, the Brexit vote and the 2016 election of Trump have re-enforced prevalent stereotypes of “the racist older person”. This book challenges simplified images of the old as racist, nostalgic and resistant to change by taking a deeper, more nuanced look at older people’s complex relationship with the diversity and multiculturalism that has grown and developed around them. Aging in a Changing World takes a look at how some older people in New Zealand have been responding to and interacting with the new multiculturalism they now encounter in their daily lives. Through their unhurried, micro, daily interactions with immigrants, they quietly emerge as agents of the very social change they are assumed to oppose.

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