Overview

Enduring Questions in Gerontology provides a comprehensive perspective on the abiding issues in gerontology. Both current and future gerontologists will find this book useful in examining emerging dilemmas and creating a context for further progress in the field of aging.


The most creative thinkers contributing to the gerontological literature reflect on their disciplines, consider how key questions have emerged, review how they have changed in the decades since gerontology ...

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Overview

Enduring Questions in Gerontology provides a comprehensive perspective on the abiding issues in gerontology. Both current and future gerontologists will find this book useful in examining emerging dilemmas and creating a context for further progress in the field of aging.


The most creative thinkers contributing to the gerontological literature reflect on their disciplines, consider how key questions have emerged, review how they have changed in the decades since gerontology entered the fray, and speculate what may lie ahead. The resulting collection of essays offers a comprehensive perspective on the enduring questions in gerontology and how they have shaped our understanding of differences in the experience of old age.





Key contributors to this volume include:

George L. Maddox

Christine L. Fry

Steven Austad

Kenneth Brummel-Smith

Manfred Diehl

Martha Holstein

W. Andrew Achenbaum

James E. Birren


As an emerging or seasoned scholar, you will find insights into the ways in which each disciplinary focus grapples with societal transitions, identifies emerging issues, and lays out strategies and salient perspectives for what should come next.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826164162
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/10/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 1,009 KB

Meet the Author

Debra Sheets, PhD, RN, is assistant professor in the Department of Health Sciences and Coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Gerontology Program at California State University--Northridge. Her research interests include aging and disability, intergenerational service learning, and aging, health, and disability policy. She is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.

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Table of Contents

Contributors
Tables and Figures
Finding New Beacons: Searching for Timeless and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, G.L. Maddox
Identifying Enduring Questions in Gerontology, J. Hendricks, D.J. Sheets, D.B. Bradley
A Biologist's Perspective: Whence Come We, Where Are We, Where Go We? S. Austad
New Avenues, New Questions, and Changing Perspectives in Geriatric Medicine, K. Brummel-Smith
The Analytic Template in the Psychology of Aging, M. Diehl and Al Dark-Freudeman
The Dynamic Nature of Societal Aging in Global Perspective, C. Phillipson
Whatever Happened to Culture? C.L. Fry
The Contributions of Philosophy and Ethics in the Study of Age, M. Holstein and M. Waymack
Historical Gerontology: It is a Matter of Time, W.A. Achenbaum
The Purview and Sweep of Aging Policy, P.S. Liebig
Epilogue: Gerontology -- Past, Present, Future, J.E. Birren
Author Index
Subject Index
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