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Learning to Be Old Gender, Culture, and Aging

ISBN-10: 1442213655

ISBN-13: 9781442213654

Edition: 3rd 2013

Authors: Margaret Cruikshank

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Book details

List price: $39.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/14/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Cultural Myths and Aging
Fear of an Aging Population
Sickness and Other Social Roles of Old People
Overmedicating Old Americans
Healthy Physical Aging
The Politics of Healthy Aging
Class, Ethnicity, Sexual Orientation, and Gender
Ageism
Countercultural Gerontology
A Feminist's View of Gerontology and Women's Aging
Conclusion: The Paradoxes of Aging
Notes
References
Index
About the Author