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Aging in exile: Family support and emotional well-being among older Cuban immigrants in the United States

TitleAging in exile: Family support and emotional well-being among older Cuban immigrants in the United States
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsMartinez, IL
Book TitleThe cultural context of aging: Worldwide perspectives
Edition3rd
Pagination325-345
PublisherPraeger Publishers/Greenwood Publishing Group; US
CityWestport, CT
ISBN Number0-275-99302-7 (Paperback), 978-0-275-99302-3 (Paperback), 0-275-99288-8 (Hardcover), 978-0-275-99288-0 (Hardcover)
Accession NumberBook: 2009-11026-019
Keywords*Aging, *Immigration, *Social Support, *Sociocultural Factors, *Well Being, aging, family support, emotional well-being, older Cuban immigrants in the US, shared experiences, language of exile, emotional stressors, cultural and social context, history, demographics, Culture & Ethnology [2930], Demographic Characteristics, Experiences (Events), Family, Gerontology [2860], History, Human Male Female Adulthood (18 yrs & older) Aged (65 yrs & older), Language, Latinos/Latinas, Stress, us
Abstract(from the chapter) In this chapter, I will highlight how the shared experiences and the language of exile are invoked to talk about familial support and emotional stressors among older Cubans residing in Miami, Florida. But first, to understand the cultural and social context of Cuban elders in South Florida, some aspects of the history and unique demographics of this immigrant group are presented. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).