Aging, Society, and the Life Course, Fourth Edition / Edition 4 by Leslie A. Morgan | 9780826119377 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
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Aging, Society, and the Life Course, Fourth Edition / Edition 4

by Leslie A. Morgan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826119379

ISBN-13: 9780826119377

Pub. Date: 03/15/2011

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

Doody's Score: 91, 4 Stars

[This] book's unfading preoccupation with social context, social processes, and social structures distinguishes itself and greatly contributes to the discourse in gerontology."--The Gerontologist

This is a comprehensive textbook for both undergraduate and graduate level courses, detailing the impact of societal

Overview

Doody's Score: 91, 4 Stars

[This] book's unfading preoccupation with social context, social processes, and social structures distinguishes itself and greatly contributes to the discourse in gerontology."--The Gerontologist

This is a comprehensive textbook for both undergraduate and graduate level courses, detailing the impact of societal forces on the aging process. The book focuses on the diversity of the older population, examining it from micro/macro perspectives in order to understand aging and the life course as social phenomena.

This latest edition examines significant changes in the field of social gerontology, such as the paradigms of aging and the life course, the baby boomer cohorts as they approach retirement and later life, the growing interest in global aging, and civic engagement. This text encourages students to examine aging from personal, familial, community, societal and global perspectives, including both the positive and negative realities of aging.

Key Features:

  • Provides websites of interest at the end of each chapter
  • Presents provocative essays on love, sex, music, medicine, and crime to further expand on chapter contents
  • Provides review questions and key terms as study guides at the end of each chapter

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826119377
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
03/15/2011
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
302,340
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1: Aging and Society

Chapter 2: Studying Aging

Chapter 3: An Aging World: Demographic Perspectives

Chapter 4: The Aging Individual in Social Context

Chapter 5: Aging and the Family: Personal and Institutional Contexts

Chapter 6: Work and Retirement in the Life Course

Chapter 7: Economics and the Aging of Society

Chapter 8: Aging and Health: Individuals, Institutions, and Policies

Chapter 9: Politics, Government, and Aging in America

Chapter 10: Global Aging

Chapter 11: Baby Boomers and the Changing Landscape of Aging

Chapter 12: The Dynamics of Aging in Our Future

References

Index

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