The Self and Society in Aging Processes / Edition 1

The Self and Society in Aging Processes / Edition 1

by Carol D. Ryff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826112676

ISBN-13: 9780826112675

Pub. Date: 06/23/1999

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

This volume focuses on the experience of growing old as it is linked to societal factors. Ryff and Marshall construct this "macro" view of aging in society by bridging disciplines and brining together contributors from all the social sciences.

The book is organized into three sections: theoretical perspectives, socioeconomic structures, and contexts of self

Overview

This volume focuses on the experience of growing old as it is linked to societal factors. Ryff and Marshall construct this "macro" view of aging in society by bridging disciplines and brining together contributors from all the social sciences.

The book is organized into three sections: theoretical perspectives, socioeconomic structures, and contexts of self and society. Leading psychologists, anthropologists, gerontologists, and sociologists present theoretical and empirical advances that forge links between the individual and the social aspects of aging. It is must reading for researchers in all gerontologic specialties, and a valuable text for graduate courses in human development, psychology of aging, and other social aspects of aging.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826112675
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
06/23/1999
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

    Contributors

    Part 1: Theoretical Perspectives on Self and Society Linkages

  1. Linking the Self and Society in Social Gerontology: Crossing New Territory via Old Questions, Carol D. Ryff, Victor W. Marshall, and Philippa J. Clarke

  2. Social Perspectives on the Self in Later Life, Linda K. George

  3. Neoteny, Naturalization, and Other Constituents of Human Development, Dale Dannefer

  4. Continuity, Theory, Self, and Social Structure, Robert C. Atchley

  5. Identity and Adaptation to the Aging Process, Susan Krauss Whitbourne

  6. Self-Development in Adulthood and Aging: The Role of Critical Life Events, Manfred Diehl


  7. Part 2: Socioeconomic Structures and the Self

  8. Practical Consciousness, Social Class, and Self-Concept: A View from Sociology, Jon Hendricks

  9. Educational Attainment and Self-Making in Later Life, Melissa M. Franks, A. Regula Herzog, Diane Holmberg, and Hazel R. Markus

  10. Forging Macro-Micro Linkages in the Study of Psychological Well-Being, Carol D. Ryff, William J. Magee, Kristen C. Kling, and Edgar H. Wing

  11. Income and Subjective Well-Being Over the Life Cycle, Richard A. Easterlin and Christine M. Schaeffer


  12. Part 3: Contexts of Self and Society: Work and Family

  13. Structure and Agency in the Retirement Process: A Case Study of Montreal Garment Workers, Julia A. McMullin and Victor W. Marshall

  14. Gender and Distress in Later Life: The Importance of Lifelong Employment and Familial Experiences, LorraineDavies

  15. The Caregiving Context: The Intersection of Social and Individual Influences in the Experience of Family Caregiving, Marsha Mailick Seltzer and Jan S. Greenberg

  16. Linking Social Structure and Self-Concept: Variations in Sense of Mastery, Marilyn McKean Skaff

  17. Intersections of Society, Family, and Self Among Hispanics in Middle and Later Life, Sonia Miner and Julian Montoro-Rodriguez

  18. The Social Psychology of Values: Effects of Individual Development, Social Change, and Family Transmission Over the Life Span, Robert E.L. Roberts and Vern L. Bengtson


  19. Index

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