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Aging The Social Context

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ISBN-10: 0761987312

ISBN-13: 9780761987314

Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Leslie A. Morgan, Suzanne R. Kunkel

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NEW edition! More than any other social gerontology texts available, addresses issues of diversity in aging by race, ethnicity, social class, and gender throughout. Offers a coherent narrative, organized around broad sociological themes. What integrates this text overall is the discussion of how we socially construct aging, how different societies at different times construct aging, and what those changes say about our society. Shows students that they are part of the larger social process of aging, shaped by the context in which they live - by the people, groups, agencies, and governments surrounding them. Students thus become part of the picture, rather than outsiders…    
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/7/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 536
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Understanding Aging: Frames of Reference
Aging and Society
Studying Aging
Aging People in an Aging World
Dimensions of Aging
Physiology of Human Aging
Psychological Perspectives on Aging
Sociological Perspectives on Aging
Social Institutions and Aging
Aging in Families
Employment and Retirement
Economics and the Aging of Society
Health and Health Care
Politics, Government, and the Welfare State
The Future