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Aging Concepts and Controversies

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ISBN-10: 0761986804

ISBN-13: 9780761986805

Edition: 3rd 2000

Authors: Harry R. Moody

List price: $56.95
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This highly successful, influential, and teachable book has changed the way many introductory social gerontology and aging policy courses are taught. It includes exciting topics designed to engage students and stimulate classroom debate, highly visible and current "Controversies," and short, classic readings from world-renowned writers. No other book so explicitly links theory with practice, taking the reader directly into everyday problems and challenges.
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Book details

List price: $56.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/16/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 7.36" wide x 9.09" long
Weight: 1.562
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."

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Should Age or Need Be a Basis of Entitlement?
What Future for Social Security?
Is Retirement Obsolete?
Why Do We Grow Old?
Does Creativity Decline with Age?
Does Old Age Have a Meaning?