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Ageing (Key Issues for the 21st Century)

Ageing (Key Issues for the 21st Century)

By: Professor Susan A. McDaniel (editor)Hardback

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The study of ageing is a fundamental issue for social science. Age is seen much less as a "natural" developmental phase of life and more as a socio-cultural construct. This opens opportunities to new ways to see ageing as a social process and factor in power relations, and for examining in theory and in empirical research, the intersections of age with class, race, gender and sexuality. In four volumes this MW examines: Volume 1: Origins, Theories and Practical Concerns (Classic approaches and contemporary thinkers); Volume 2: Forms and Practice (ageing in pre-industrial societies; ageing historically; aging and identity); Volume 3: Key Dimensions (ageing and life course; ageing and work/leisure; ageing and gender; ageing and health; ageing and sexuality; ageing and family; ageing and culture/ethnicity) and Volume 4: Key Debates (theory versus practice; ageing bodies; critical gerontology


Volume One: Origins, Theories and Practical Concerns Part One: Social Sciences, Gerontology and GeriatricsThe State of Theory in Aging and the Social Sciences - Victor W MarshallAging as a Challenge for Sociological Theory - Martin Kohli Part Two: Classic Approaches Structural/Political EconomyThe Political and Moral Economy of Aging: Not Such Strange Bedfellows - M Minkler and T R ColeThe Structural Dependency of the Elderly: A Creation of Social Policy in the Twentieth Century - P TownsendTowards a Political Economy of Old Age - Alan Walker Theory of the Third AgeThe Third Age, the Fourth Age and the Future - Peter Laslett Developmental/Role Theory/Activity and Disengagement TheoryA Personal and Social Philosophy of Old Age - R Havighurst and R AlbrechtFurther Thoughts on the Theory of Disengagement - Elaine CummingSocial Gerontology and the Age Stratification of Society - M W Riley Biography and Life CourseAge Norms, Age Constraints and Adult Socialization - B L Neugarten, J W Moore and J C Lowe Generational ChangeThe Problem of Generations - Karl Mannheim Cultural ChangeStrategic Generations: Historical Change, Literary Expression and Generational Politics - Bryan Turner Part Three: Contemporary ThinkersFriends or Foes: Gerontological and Feminist Theory - S ReinharzRe-Engaging the Disengagement Theory of Aging: On the History and Assessment of Theory Development in Gerontology - W A Achenbaum and Vern L BengstonThe Invisibility of Age: Gender and Class in Later Life - Sara L Arber and Jay GinnTheory, Explanation and a Third Generation of Theoretical Development in Social Gerontology - Vern L Bengston, E O Burgess and T M ParrottA Foucauldian Analysis of Old Age and the Power of Social Welfare - Simon Biggs and Jason L PowellFeminist Gerontology and Old Men - Toni CalasantiOld Age, Retirement and the Social Class Structure: Towards and Analysis of the Structural Dynamics of the Latter Stage of Life - Anne-Marie GuillemardGenerations and the Generation of Theory in Social Gerontology - Jon HendricksLater Life, Inequality and Sociological Theory - Sarah IrwinDiversity and the State of Sociological Aging Theory - Julie Ann McMullinShould the Economic Life Course Be Redesigned? - John F Myles and Deborah StreetVolume Two: Forms and Practice Part One: Ageing in Pre-Industrial SocietiesAging and Modernization: A Revision of the Theory - Donald O CowgillGrowing Old in Inuit Society - Lee Guemple"If You Got Everything, It's Good Enough": Perspectives on Successful Aging in a Canadian Inuit Community - Peter CollingsOld Age among the Chipewyan - H S Sharp Part Two: Ageing HistoricallyOld Age and Modernization - W A Achenbaum and P N StearnsThe World We Forgot: Historical Views of the Life Course - Martin KohliThe Impact of Past Conflicts and Social Disruption in Cambodia on the Current Generation of Older Adults - Zachary Zimmer et al Part Three: Youth and AgeingAttitudes towards Aging: A Comparative Analysis of Young Adults from the United States and Germany - Jasmin Tahmaseb McConatha et alThe Old and the Young in Modern Societies - B L Neugarten Part Four: Images of Ageing and AgeismThree Faces of Ageism: Society, Image and Place - K McHughAgeism and Ageist Language across the Life Span: Intimate Relationships and Non-Intimate Interactions - John F Nussbaum et alWhat Can Homosexual Aging Studies Contribute to Theories of Aging? - John Alan Lee Part Five: Aging and IdentityIdentity Foreclosure: Women's Experiences of Widowhood as Expressed in Autobiographical Accounts - Deborah Kestin van den Hoonaard Self, Society and the 'New Gerontology' - Martha B Holstein and Meredith Minkler Part Six: The Very OldUnderstanding the Caring Capacity of Informal Networks of Frail Seniors: A Case for Care Networks - N Keating et alHydra Revisited: Substituting Formal for Self- and Informal In-Home Care among Older Adults with Disabilities - M J PenningSocial Support in Later Life: A Study of Three Areas - J Phillips et al Part Seven: Fear of AgeingFear of Personal Aging and Subjective Well-Being in Later Life - D L Klenmack and L L RoffVolume Three: Key Dimensions Part One: Ageing and Life CourseAge Differentiation and the Life Course - G H Elder, Jr.Aging and Generational Relations: A Historical and Life Course Perspective - T K HarevenWork and the Life-Course: A Cosmopolitan-Local Perspective - Walter R Heinz Part Two: Ageing and Work/LeisureMultiple Role Occupancy in Midlife: Balancing Work and Family Life in Britain - M Evandrou, K Glaser and U HenzMidcourse: Reconfiguring Careers and Community Service for a New Life Stage - P MoenEstimating the Influence of Health as a Risk Factor on Unemployment: A Survival Analysis of Employment Durations for Workers Surveyed in the German Socio-Economic Panel (1984-1990) - J O ArrowThe Self-Designed Career in Later Life: A Study of Older Portfolio Workers in the United Kingdom - Kerry PlatmanAgeism, Age Relations and Garment Industry Workers in Montreal - Julie A McMullin and Victor W Marshall Part Three: Ageing and GenderGender, Class and Income Inequalities in Later Life - Jay Ginn and Sara ArberWomen and Ageing: A Sociological Perspective - Susan A. McDanielThe Double Standard of Aging - Susan Sontag Part Four: Ageing and HealthApocalypse No: Population Aging and the Future of Health Care Systems - Robert G Evans et alParadigms of Retirement: The Importance of Health and Ageing in the Whitehall II Study - G Mein et alHow Indicators of Socioeconomic Status Relate to Physical Functioning of Older Adults in Three Asian Societies - Zachary Zimmer et al Part Five: Ageing and SexualityNew Sex for Old: Lifestyle, Consumerism and the Ethics of Aging Well - Stephen Katz and Barbara Marshall Part Six: Ageing and FamilyGenerational Differences and the Developmental Stake - V L Bengtson and J A Kuypers"My Daughter Has a Career; I Just Raised Babies": The Psychological Consequences of Women's Intergenerational Social Comparisons - Debora Carr Part Seven: Ageing and Culture/EthnicityDecline in Material Family Support for Older People in Urban Ghana, Africa: Understanding Processes and Causes of Change - Isabella AboderinWhat's the Latest? Cultural Age Deadlines for Family Transitions - R Settersten and G HagestadLiving Arrangements of Elderly Chinese and Japanese in the United States - Yoshinori Kamo and Min ZhouRace, Ethnicity and Aging: Conceptual and Methdological Issues - K Markides, J Liang and J S JacksonVolume Four: Key Debates Part One: Theory versus PracticeAging Well with Friends and Family - R G Adams and R BliesznerDisability Theory and Public Policy: Implications for Critical Gerontology - J Kennedy and M MinklerBridging the Knowledge Gap: From Evidence to Policy and Practice That Fosters Seniors' Independence - E Shapiro and B HavensWho Theorizes Age? - Jaber F Gubrium and B WallaceThe Madrid International Plan of Action on Aging: From Conception to Implementation - Alexandre Sidorenko and Alan Walker Part Two: Population Ageing Policy Challenges (or not?)On the Demography of Aging - J S SiegelDemographic Aging as a Guiding Paradigm in Canada's Welfare State - Susan A McDanielIntergenerational Transfers, Social Solidarity and Social Policy: Unanswered Questions and Policy Challenges - Susan A McDaniel Part Three: Longevity and Extension of Life SpanThe Compression of Morbidity - James F Fries Part Four: Ageing BodiesOlder Women's Perceptions of Ideal Body Weights: The Tensions between Health and Appearance Motivations for Weight Loss - Laura Hurd ClarkeThe Everyday Visibility of the Aging Body - Jaber F Gubrium and James A HolsteinBusy Bodies: Activity, Aging and the Management of Everyday Life - Stephen KatzThe Body, Gender and Age: Feminist Insights in Social Gerontology - Julia Twigg Part Five: Critical Gerontologythe Challenge of Critical Gerontology: The Problem of Social Constitution - Jan BaarsThe Globalization of Capital, the Welfare State and Old Age Policy - C L Estes and C PhillipsonSocial Security Privatization and Older Women: A Feminist Political Economy Perspective - Carroll EstesGrowing Older without Aging? Positive Aging, Anti-Ageism and Anti-Aging - Stephen KatzCivic Engagement and Older Adults: A Critical Perspective - M Martinson and M MinklerGenerationing Gender: Justice and the Division of Welfare - Susan A McDanielGrowing Old and Resistance: Towards a New Cultural Economy of Old Age? - Emmanuelle Tulle-Winton

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  • ISBN13: 9781412935586
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1624
  • ID: 9781412935586
  • ISBN10: 141293558X

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