Aging Concepts and Controversies

ISBN-10: 1412915201
ISBN-13: 9781412915205
Edition: 5th 2006
Authors: Harry R. Moody
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Description: Welcome to the world??'s most unique and dynamic textbook on aging! Widely praised and adopted in previous editions, the Fifth Edition of Aging once again presents key issues in an engaging and accessible fashion. Organized unlike any other  More...

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List price: $93.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/13/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 7.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Welcome to the world??'s most unique and dynamic textbook on aging! Widely praised and adopted in previous editions, the Fifth Edition of Aging once again presents key issues in an engaging and accessible fashion. Organized unlike any other traditional textbook, author Harry R. Moody presents basic concepts followed by controversies, supported by carefully chosen adapted readings. The result is the most captivating introduction to gerontology available today. Key Features: Embraces current controversies in aging: The close link between concepts and controversies in the broad areas of aging including health care, socioeconomic trends, and the life course are examined. Aging of the U.S. population has huge consequences for everyone, not just the elderly. Students are encouraged to become involved in the major aging issues that we as a society are struggling with and to take an informed stand. Incorporates a reorganized format: The former section, Basic Concepts III, on the life course perspective, will now be the first section in the book. The Focus on Practice boxes have been moved to the Basic Concepts sections to demonstrate their relevance. The Focus on the Future sections follow the readings, encouraging students to understand the rapid change in society, and its implications on the aging population. Includes new material: Each of the Basic Concepts and the Controversies sections has been updated with new citations and updated discussions. Over twenty-five percent of the readings are new. In addition, all charts and graphs have been updated with the most recent U.S. census data. Accompanied by High Quality Ancillaries!Instructors Resource CD-ROM: Provides test questions, backissues of the Teaching Gerontology newsletter, and PowerPoint slides for each of the Basic Concepts and Controversies covered in the text. Teaching Gerontology newsletter: Published monthly during the academic year through the AARP Office of Academic Affairs. This informative newsletter has, among other things, the latest information on relevant new research, websites, workshops and new publications to enhance teaching and learning in courses on aging. It is available free to all adopters of Aging, Fifth Edition.Student Study Site: Contains an annotated list of online resources in aging to better help students develop research papers.?? Check it out at http: //www.sagepub.com/moody5study/ ?? Intended Audience: Perfect introductory text for a variety of undergraduate and graduate aging courses including Introduction to Aging, Social Gerontology, and Aging Policies

Harry R. Moody is a graduate of Yale University and received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Columbia University. He has taught philosophy at Columbia University, Hunter College, New York University, and the University of California at Santa Cruz.nbsp; He recently retired as Vice President and Director of Academic Affairs for AARP in Washington, DC.nbsp; He is currently Visiting Professor at Tohoku University in Japan, and Distinguished Visiting Professor at Fielding Graduate University.nbsp; Dr. Moody previously served as Executive Director of the Brookdale Center on Aging at Hunter College and Chairman of the Board of Elderhostel (now Road Scholar). Moody is the author of over 100 scholarly articles, as well as a number of books including: Abundance of Life: Human Development Policies for an Aging Society (Columbia University Press, 1988) and Ethics in an Aging Society (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992). His most recent book, The Five Stages of the Soul, was published by Doubleday Anchor Books and has been translated into seven languages worldwide.nbsp; He is the editor of a newsletter, "Human Values in Aging," reaching 10,000 subscribers each month. In 2011 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society on Aging and in 2008 he was named by Utne Reader Magazine as one ofnbsp; "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World."

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