Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences / Edition 4

Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences / Edition 4

by Robert H. Binstock, Linda K. George
     
 

ISBN-10: 0120991934

ISBN-13: 9780120991938

Pub. Date: 12/28/1995

Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books

The Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, Sixth Edition provides a comprehensive summary and evaluation of recent research on the social aspects of aging. The 25 chapters are divided into four sections discussing Aging and Time, Aging and Social Structure, Social Factors and Social Institutions, and Aging and Society. Within this context, aging is examined from…  See more details below

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The Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, Sixth Edition provides a comprehensive summary and evaluation of recent research on the social aspects of aging. The 25 chapters are divided into four sections discussing Aging and Time, Aging and Social Structure, Social Factors and Social Institutions, and Aging and Society. Within this context, aging is examined from the perspectives of many disciplines and professions including anthropology, bioethics, demography, economics, epidemiology, law, political science, psychology, and sociology.

The Sixth Edition of the Handbook is virtually 100% new material. Seventeen chapters are on subjects not carried in the previous edition. Seven topics were carried over from the previous edition but written by new authors with fresh perspectives and brought up to date. Some of the exciting new topics include social relationships in late life, technological change and aging, religion and aging, lifestyle and aging, perceived quality of life, economic security in retirement, and aging and the law. There is also a greater emphasis on international perspectives, particularly in chapters on aging and politics, diversity and aging, and immigration.

The Handbook will be of use to researchers and professional practitioners working with the aged. It is also suitable for use as a course text for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses on aging and the social sciences.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780120991938
Publisher:
Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date:
12/28/1995
Series:
Handbooks of Aging
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
531
Product dimensions:
6.73(w) x 9.98(h) x 1.03(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors and Editors
Foreword
Preface
About the Editors
1Concepts and Theories of Aging: Beyond Microfication in Social Science Approaches
2Quantitative Approaches: Longitudinal Methods in the Study of Human Development and Aging
3Person-Centered Methods for Understanding Aging: The Integration of Numbers and Narratives
4Demography of Aging: A Century of Global Change, 1950-2050
5Economic and Social Implications of Demographic Patterns
6Geographical Distribution and Migration
7Age, Aging, and Anthropology
8Historical Perspectives on Aging the Family Relations
9Race, Ethnicity, and Aging
10The Gendered Life Course
11Stratification and the Life Course: The Forms of Life-Course Capital and Their Interrelationships
12The Social Psychology of Health
13Caregiving by Adult Children: Involvement, Role Disruption, and Health
14Work and Retirement
15Social Support
16The Aging Self in Social Contexts
17Aging and Role Transitions
18Aging and Politics
19Economic Status of the Elderly
20Economic Security Policies
21The Financing and Organization of Health Care
22Emerging Issues in Chronic Care
23Housing and Living Arrangements: A Transactional Perspective
24The End of Life
25Emerging Social Trends
Author Index
Subject Index

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