The SAGE Handbook of Social Gerontology

The SAGE Handbook of Social Gerontology

By: Dale Dannefer (editor), Professor Chris Phillipson (editor)Paperback

Up to 2 WeeksUsually despatched within 2 weeks

£27.00 RRP £30.00  You save £3.00 (10%) With FREE Saver Delivery


"This SAGE Handbook integrates basic research on social dimensions of aging. It presents programmatic applications of research in areas not often seen in Handbooks including imprisonment, technology and aging, urban society aged, and elderly migration. The authors constitute a Who's Who of international gerontology, and the focus on globalization and aging is unique among Handbooks today. This Handbook should be in the library of every social gerontologist." - Vern L. Bengtson, Professor of Gerontology, University of Southern California This volume reflects the emergence of ageing as a global concern, including chapters by international scholars from Asia, Australasia, Europe and North America. It provides a comprehensive overview of key trends and issues in the field, drawing upon the full range of social science disciplines. The Handbook is organized into five parts, each exploring different aspects of research into social aspects of ageing: Disciplinary overviews: summaries of findings from key disciplinary areas within social gerontology. Social relationships and social differences: explores area like social inequality, gender, religion, inter-generational ties, social networks, and friendships. Individual characteristics and change in later life: examines different aspects of individual aging, including self and identity, cognitive processes, and bio-social interactions and their impact on physical and psychological aging. Comparative perspectives and cultural innovations: topics include ageing and development, ageing in a global context, migration, and cross-cultural perspectives on grandparenthood. Policy issues: covering policy concerns such aslong-term care, technology and older people, end of life issues, work and retirement, and the politics of old age. This will be essential reading for all students, researchers and policy-makers concerned with the major issues influencing the lives of older people across the globe.

About Author

Dale Dannefer is the Selah Chamberlain Professor of Sociology and Chair Department of Sociology at Case Western University in Ohio. Chris Phillipson is Professor of Applied Social Studies and Social Gerontology at Keele University.


PART ONE: FUNDAMENTAL AND DISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES ON AGEING The Study of the Life Course: Implications for Social Gerontology - Dale Dannefer and Richard A. Settersten, Jr. Past as Prologue: Toward a Global History of Ageing - W. Andrew Achenbaum The Economics of Ageing - James H. Schulz Social Anthropology and Ageing - Christine L. Fry The Demography of Ageing - Christina Victor Epidemiology of Ageing - Dawn Alley and Eileen Crimmins Disability and Ageing: The Social Construction of Causality - Jessica Kelley-Moore Environmental Perspectives on Ageing - Hans-Werner Wahl and Frank Oswald PART TWO: AGEING AND SOCIAL STRUCTURE Age and Inequality in Global Context - Angela M. O'Rand, Katelin Isaacs, and Leslie Roth Gender and Ageing in the Context of Globalization - Toni Calasanti Ageing and Health among Hispanics/Latinos in the Americas - Kyriakos Markides, Jennifer Salinas, and Rebecca Wong Religion and Age - Peter G. Coleman Intergenerational Relationships of International Migrants in Developed Nations: The United States and France - Merril Silverstein and Claudine Attias-Donfut Family and Age in a Global Perspective - Ariela Lowenstein and Ruth Katz Intergenerational Relations: Asian Perspectives - Leng Leng Thang Societal Dynamics in Personal Networks - Theo van Tilburg and Fleur Thomese Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Ageing: Shattering Myths, Capturing Lives - Dana Rosenfeld Friendship and Ageing - Graham Allan PART THREE: AGEING AND INDIVIDUAL CHANGE Age, Self and Identity in the Global Century - Jon Hendricks Social Structure, Cognition and Ageing - Duane F. Alwin Stress and Agentic Ageing: A Targeted Adaptation Model Focused on Cancer - Eva Kahana and Boaz Kahana Agency and Social Structure in Ageing and Life Course Research - Victor W. Marshall and Philippa J. Clarke Age, Experience and the Beginning of Wisdom - Monika Ardelt Loneliness and Ageing: Comparative Perspectives - Marja Jylha and Marja Saarenheimo Biosocial Interactions in the Construction of Late-life Health Status - Kathryn Z. Douthit and Andre Marquis Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment in Social and Cultural Context - Danny George and Peter Whitehouse Socio-cultural Perspectives on Ageing Bodies - Stephen Katz Time and Ageing: Enduring and Emerging Issues - Jan Baars PART FOUR: AGEING, CULTURE AND DEVELOPMENT Ageing and International Development - Peter Lloyd-Sherlock Migration and Age - Tony Warnes Global Ageing: Perspectives from Sub-Saharan Africa - Isabella Aboderin Population Ageing and Old-age Insurance in China - Zeng Yi and Linda K. George Ageing in a Global Context: the Asia-Pacific Region - David R Phillips, Alfred C.M. Chan, and Sheung-Tak Cheng The Significance of Grandparents to Grandchildren: An International Perspective - Peter Uhlenberg and Michelle Cheuk A Social View on Healthy Ageing: Multi-disciplinary Perspectives and Australian Evidence - H. Kendig and C. Browning Social Dimensions of Anti-ageing Science and Medicine - Robert H. Binstock and Jennifer R. Fishman The New Ageing Enterprise - Harry R. Moody PART FIVE: AGEING AND SOCIAL POLICY Social Policies for Ageing Societies: Perspectives from Europe - Thomas Scharf Globalization, Social Policy and Ageing: A North American Perspective - Carroll L. Estes and Steven P. Wallace Social Policies for Ageing Societies: Australasian Perspectives - Michael Fine and Sally Keeling Cross-National Trends in Work and Retirement - Philip Taylor Continuous and Long-term Care: European Perspectives - Caroline Glendinning Long-term Care in China and Japan - Yun Zhou and Yuzhi Liu Ageing and Quality of Life in Europe - Alan Walker Later Life and Imprisonment - Azrini Wahidin and Ronald H. Aday Ageing and Urban Society: Growing Old in the 'Century of the City' - Chris Phillipson Technology and Older People - Claudine McCreadie End-of-Life Issues - Liz Lloyd Ethics and Old Age: The Second Generation - Martha Holstein The Politics of Ageing - Susan A. MacManus with the assistance of Andrea L. Polk and David J. Bonanza

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781446270479
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 712
  • ID: 9781446270479
  • weight: 1220
  • ISBN10: 1446270475

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly