This Aging Society / Edition 2

This Aging Society / Edition 2

by William C. Cockerham
     
 

ISBN-10: 0136510922

ISBN-13: 2900136510924

Pub. Date: 11/07/1996

Publisher: Pearson

This comprehensive overview of the social aspects of the aging experience -- from the standpoint of both the individual and the wider society -- focuses on North American and worldwide trends, and the social positions of the elderly both now and in the twenty-first century. It assesses both the causes and direction of social change in the modern world…  See more details below

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This comprehensive overview of the social aspects of the aging experience -- from the standpoint of both the individual and the wider society -- focuses on North American and worldwide trends, and the social positions of the elderly both now and in the twenty-first century. It assesses both the causes and direction of social change in the modern world brought on by the aging society. This book examines policy on aging in the United States and Canada, Great Britain, Germany, France, Japan, China, Sweden, and Brazil. It also includes an extensive review of the research on concepts of self among the aged., and explores the evolving role of the aged as a social force. It updates aging patterns among minority groups. There is a new chapter on the mental health of the aged , and expands the discussion on the physical health of the aged. It also contains a new section on the right to die, euthanasia, and physician-assisted suicide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900136510924
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
11/07/1996
Series:
MySearchLab Series 15% off Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
275

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Table of Contents

Preface
1Social Perspectives on Aging1
2The Demography of Aging: North America15
3The Demography of Aging Worldwide36
4Social Theories of Aging50
5Physical Health of the Aged74
6Mental Health of the Aged94
7The Aged Self103
8Ageism, Gender, and Racial Minority Status129
9Work and Retirement150
10The Aged as a Social Force170
11Aging and Social Policy in Selected Countries187
12Death and Dying216
Postscript: The Future of Aging245
References249
Author Index269
Subject Index273

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