Transitions over the Life Course: Lessons from Age-Set Societies1

@inproceedings{Foner1978TransitionsOT,
  title={Transitions over the Life Course: Lessons from Age-Set Societies1},
  author={Anne Foner and David I. Kertzer},
  year={1978}
}
This study examines processes of life-course transitions in 21 African age-set societies, a group of preliterate societies where age is a major organizing principle, and compares processes of transition there with those in the United States today. The analysis challenges some longheld views about the putative smooth course of passage throught the life course in "simple" societies and troubled transitions in the United States. Despite the contrasting societal contexts, in both types of society… CONTINUE READING

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