ISBN-10:
0521558808
ISBN-13:
9780521558808
Pub. Date:
12/09/2010
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Crossing Frontiers: Gerontology Emerges as a Science / Edition 1

Crossing Frontiers: Gerontology Emerges as a Science / Edition 1

by W. Andrew Achenbaum

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ISBN-13: 9780521558808
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/09/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Two Precursors; Keywords; OLD AGE BECOMES A 'PROBLEM' WORTH INVESTIGATING SCIENTIFICALLY; 1. Surveying the Frontiers of Aging; 2. Setting Boundaries for Disciplined Discoveries; 3. Establishing Outposts for Multidisciplinary Research on Aging; GERONTOLOGY TAKES SHAPE IN THE ERA OF BIG SCIENCE; 4. Organizing the Gerontological Society to Promote Interdisciplinary Research Amid Disciplinary and Professional Constriction; 5. Risk-taking in the Modern Research University - The Fate of Multidisciplinary Institutes on Aging; 6. The Federal Government as Sponsor, Producer, and Consumer of Research on Aging; 7. Gerontology in the Service of America's Aging Veterans; Conclusion; The Current State of the Field; Reconstructing Gerontology

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