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Aging Concepts and Controversies

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ISBN-10: 0761987681

ISBN-13: 9780761987680

Edition: 4th 2002

Authors: Harry R. Moody

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Praise for the third edition "I love the book. It allows students to apply knowledge from earlier courses. It combines theory and practice. It presents both sides of important issues. It is an excellent tool for critical thinking and discussion." Rick Briggs, West Virginia University nbsp;nbsp; "I will indeed adopt this text again. Im very pleased that Moody has offered a text that is critical in its sensibility but accessible in tone it provides a great entreacute;e for students into the filed of aging studies and into the critical Gerontological imagination." Jennifer Sasser-Coen, Ph.D., Marylhurst University "This text is a great introduction to the field of aging as students like to open-up in the topics, instead of just passively listening and reading." Scott D. Wright, University of Utah nbsp; New to this edition: Major revision with the biology of aging and social security receiving special attention Updated and augmented figures and graphics using data from the Year 2000 U. S. Census. 11 new readings A web-based on-line appendix for even more up-to-date information to explore topics in depth. Welcome to the worlds most unique and dynamic textbook on aging. Widely praised and adopted, Harry "Rick" Moody has again presented the key concepts and controversies in an engaging and accessible fashion, supported with carefully chosen adapted readings, resulting in the most captivating introduction to gerontology available today. From the opening chapter, the author encourages students to see aging not as a fixed period of life but as a process beginning at birth and extending over the entire life course. The pedagogical design of this book focuses on controversies and questions rather than on assimilating facts or coming up with a single "correct" view about aging or older people. The readings are selected to highlight ongoing debates in the field and to stimulate students to think more deeply about what is at stake in the issues presented. For additional information and resources on aging, please visit nbsp; nbsp;
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Book details

List price: $80.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/19/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.2
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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