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Aging
The Social Context

Second Edition


© 2001 | 536 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The work provides an introduction to both social gerontology and sociology of aging studies. It offers a coherent narrative that is 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. It contains lively, specualtive essays covering non-traditional topics and demonstrates the social process of aging from a completely different perspective.
 
PART I. UNDERSTANDING AGING: FRAMES OF REFERENCE
 
1. Aging and Society
 
2. Studying Aging
 
3. Aging People in an Aging World
 
PART II. DIMENSIONS OF AGING
 
4. Physiology of Human Aging
 
5. Psychological Perspectives on Aging
 
6. Sociological Perspectives on Aging
 
PART III. SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND AGING
 
7. Aging in Families
 
8. Employment and Retirement
 
9. Economics and the Aging of Society
 
10. Health and Health Care
 
11. Politics, Government, and the Welfare State
 
PART IV. THE FUTURE
 
12. Conclusion

I like that it is Sociology based, but I will say that it needs a new edition. I like the book a lot, but since 2001, the world is a different place. PLEASE DO A NEW EDITION!

Ms Jane Trambley
Sociology, Pennsylvania State University - Shenango
November 11, 2012

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Leslie A. Morgan

Leslie Morgan is Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She has authored or co-authored three previous books and has also published over 30 articles and book chapters. Her research has focused on a variety of issues related to the aging of the population and issues confronting older persons, including widowhood, economic well-being, family relationships, and housing alternatives. More About Author

Suzanne Kunkel

Suzanne Kunkel is Director of the Scripps Gerontology Center and Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Miami University. She has published more than 25 articles, research monographs, and book chapters, primarily in the areas of the measurement of health and projections of health care needs for the older population. She is currently Past President of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. More About Author

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