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Sociology of Aging, The

A Social Problems Perspective

by Duane A. Matcha

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Published by Allyn & Bacon .
Written in English


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Number of Pages278
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Open LibraryOL7410541M
ISBN 100205164684
ISBN 109780205164684

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xvii, pages: illustrations ; 25 cm: Contents: The field and its methods --The older population and longevity --Age norms and age statuses --Cultural values --Cultural diversity --Socialization --Changes and adaptations in later life --Sexuality, aging and society --Social groups and organizations --Social stratification.


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Sociology of Aging, The by Duane A. Matcha Download PDF EPUB FB2

This text provides a comprehensive overview of the sociology of aging, and remains the only book of its kind to approach aging from a purely sociological by: About the Author.

Diana Harris is professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. This book explores the contextual dimension of growing old in American society today. It constructs a relationship between the process of aging, its societal definitions and their consequences, and thus a sociology of by: 4.

Focusing on demographic data from the United States, nine industrial democracies, China, and India, The Sociology of Aging: An International Perspective explores and compares existing and emerging policies that impact the elderly around the world/5(2).

If you take a gerontology class, skim it. If you don't have to take one RUN THE HECK AWAY FROM IT. This book is one of the driest things I've ever read. Some of it could have just been summed up in a 2/5.

The Handbook of Sociology of Aging is the most comprehensive, engaging, and up-to-date treatment of developments within the field over the past 30 years. The volume represents an indispensable source of the freshest and highest standard scholarship for scholars, policy makers, and aging.

Using a sociological perspective, book book examines how aging is asocial construct, rather than a specific chronological age or set of conditions. Covers all facets of aging, and how aging is a consequence of various socialstructural factors, rather than a cause/5(2).

Diana Harris is professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. The Handbook of Sociology of Aging is the most comprehensive, engaging, and up-to-date treatment of developments within the field over the past 30 years.

The volume represents an indispensable source of the freshest and highest standard scholarship for scholars, policy makers, and aging. The Handbook of Sociology of Aging is the most comprehensive, engaging, and up-to-date treatment of developments within the field over the past 30 years.

The volume represents an indispensable source of the freshest and highest standard scholarship for scholars, policy makers, and aging professionals alike.

Using a sociological perspective, book book examines how aging is asocial construct, rather than a specific chronological age or set of conditions. Covers all facets of aging, and how aging is a consequence of various socialstructural factors, rather than a cause.

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Sociology of aging by Diana K.

Harris,Garland Pub. edition, in English The sociology of aging ( edition) | Open LibraryCited by: The Handbook of Sociology of Aging is the most comprehensive and engaging treatment of the field over the past Sociology of Aging years. It is an indispensable resource for scholars, policy makers, and aging professionals alike.

The Handbook of Sociology of Aging contains 45 The book chapters. Bengtson et al. () identified 16 different theoretical approaches used in the sociology of aging including, for example, disengagement theory, which views aging as encompassing an inevitable process of withdrawing or disengaging from various social roles, activities, and relationships (Cumming and Henry, ); and social exchange theory, which seeks to explain human interactions and.

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Recall that social aging refers to changes in people’s roles and relationships in a society as they age. We have seen that social aging and views of the aging process both differ cross-culturally and over time. A few decades ago, social gerontologists began to explain how and why the aging process in the United States and other societies occurs.

This text examines the aging process from a sociological perspective rather than a multidisciplinary one. Utilizing a social problems approach, this text examines how aging is a social construct, rather than a specific chronological age or set of conditions, and how aging is a consequence of various social structural factors, rather than a cause.

Aging is certainly related to physiological changes the body goes through during the life course but is also influenced by the social norms and expectations pertaining to different periods in the individuals’ life. The purpose of this chapter is to address both empirical data and theoretical background studied in the sociology of aging.

Download Book Sociology Of Aging Third Edition in PDF format. You can Read Online Sociology Of Aging Third Edition here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats. Handbook of Theories of Aging. Author: Dr. Vern L. Bengtson, PhD,Dr. Richard Settersten, Jr, PhD. Publisher: Springer Publishing Company.

ISBN: As Riley () notes, aging is a lifelong process and entails maturation and change on physical, psychological, and social levels. Age, much like race, class, and gender, is a hierarchy in which some categories are more highly valued than others. For example, while many children look forward to gaining independence, Packer and Chasteen ( Gerontology is the scientific study of the processes and phenomena of aging and growing old.

The definition of being elderly varies. The definition of being elderly varies. For example, the government typically sets 65 to be the elderly years, the American Association of Retired Persons finds 55 to be the eligible age of membership, and many.

Each person experiences age-related changes based on many factors. Biological factors such as molecular and cellular changes are called primary aging, while aging that occurs due to controllable factors such as lack of physical exercise and poor diet is called secondary aging (Whitbourne and Whitbourne ).

Most people begin to see signs of aging after fifty years old, when they notice the. This is “Gerontology and the Concept of Aging”, section from the book Sociology: Brief Edition (v.

For details on it (including licensing), click here. This book is licensed under a Creative Commons by-nc-sa license. Buy Sociology of Aging, Third Edition 3rd by Harris, Diana K. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

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The Sociology of Aging by Harris, Diana and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at - The Sociology of Aging by Harris, Diana K. This book explores both conceptual and theoretical issues that impinge on understanding aging in (post) modern society.

It analyses how knowledge formation of aging, with particular reference to 'old age' in contemporary western society, is socially constituted and positioned by powerful 'taken for granted assumptions'. These assumptions have provided a power/knowledge base for bio-medical.

New Directions in the Sociology of Aging NEW DIRECTIONS IN THE SOCIOLOGY OF AGING inquiry: (1) critical political economy and feminist approaches examining how existing institutional arrangements (norms, policies, and practices) are developed and maintained by those in power to promote their ownFile Size: KB.

The Handbook of Sociology of Aging is the most comprehensive, engaging, and up-to-date treatment of developments within the field over the past 30 years. The volume represents an indispensable source of the freshest and highest standard scholarship for scholars, policy makers, and aging professionals alike.3/5(4).

He is author of over articles and book chapters in social gerontology literature and more that a dozen books and research monographs, including "Understanding American Society" (), "The Sociology of Retirement "(), "Aging: Continuity and Change "(),"Continuity and Adaptation in Aging: Creating Positive Experiences" (), and.

Book Description: Represents the first integrated effort to deal with age as a crucial variable in the social system. Of special interest to sociologists for whom the sociology of. When you think of aging, or aging populations, you probably think of the physical aspects of aging, such as changes in our bodies and minds that can occur as we all get older.

But the experience of aging is also, perhaps even primarily, a social one that can be greatly impacted by the culture, institutions, and social arrangements that surround File Size: KB. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

Sociology of Aging, The by Duane A. Matcha; 1 edition; First published in Sociology of Aging, The | Open Library. Gerontology is the study of the social, cultural, psychological, cognitive, and biological aspects of word was coined by Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov infrom the Greek γέρων, geron, "old man" and -λογία, -logia, "study of".

The field is distinguished from geriatrics, which is the branch of medicine that specializes in the treatment of existing disease in older adults. His recent co-edited book (with J. Angel), the Handbook of Sociology of Aging, won the Outstanding Publication Award of the American Sociological Association’s Section on Aging and the Life Course.

The MacArthur Foundation as well as multiple divisions of the National Institutes of Health have supported his : $ What are the problems of an aging society.

These and other questions are the topic of this course. We will examine aging from the perspectives of sociology, psychology, social demography, history, biology, the medical sciences, and economics. In particular, we will start by studying aging from a developmental or life course perspective.

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