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Aging, the Individual, and Society

ISBN-10: 0534552420
ISBN-13: 9780534552428
Edition: 7th 1999 (Revised)
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Description: This accessible text brings a social problems approach to the interdisciplinary study of gerontology. Academic research is combined with an empathetic view of the lives of older people to involve students emotionally and intellectually.

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List price: $137.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 11/6/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.87" wide x 9.45" long
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

This accessible text brings a social problems approach to the interdisciplinary study of gerontology. Academic research is combined with an empathetic view of the lives of older people to involve students emotionally and intellectually.

Susan Hillier is a former Coordinator of the Gerontology program at Sonoma State University. She holds a Ph.D in human development from the University of California, Davis.

Preface. 1. Aging in America. 2. Stereotypes and Images. 3. Theories in Adult Development. 4. Theories in Social Gerontology. 5. Friends, Family, and Community. 6. Intimacy and Sexuality. 7. Physical Health and Well-Being. 8. Work and Leisure. 9. Finances and Lifestyles. 10. Living Environments. 11. Mental Health. 12. The Oldest-Old and Caregiving. 13. Special Problems. 14. Women and Ethnic Groups. 15. Death and Dying. 16. Aging in Other Cultures. 17. Senior Power: Politics, Policies, and Programs. Internet Information Resources. REFERENCES. PHOTO CREDITS. NAME INDEX. SUBJECT INDEX.

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