Aging Concepts and Controversies

ISBN-10: 1452203091
ISBN-13: 9781452203096
Edition: 7th 2012
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Book details

List price: $108.00
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/9/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

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."

Preface
Prologue
About the Authors
a Life Course Perspective on Aging
Does Old Age Have Meaning?
Why Do Our Bodies Grow Old?
Does Intellectual Functioning Decline With Age?
Basic Concepts II
Should We Ration Health Care for Older People?
Should Families Provide for Their Own?
Should Older People Be Protected From Bad Choices?
Should People Have the Choice to End Their Lives?
Basic Concepts III
Should Age or Need Be the Basis for Entitlement?
What Is the Future for Social Security?
Is Retirement Obsolete?
Aging Boomers: Boom or Bust?
The New Aging Marketplace: Hope or Hype?
Appendix. How to Research a Term Paper in Gerontology
Bibliography
Photo Credits
Glossary/Index

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