By Robert H. Binstock, Linda K. George, Stephen J. Cutler, Jon Hendricks, James H. Schulz

The Handbook of getting older and the Social Sciences, 6th Edition offers a finished precis and assessment of modern learn at the social elements of getting older. The 25 chapters are divided into 4 sections discussing getting older and Time, getting older and Social constitution, Social components and Social associations, and getting older and Society. inside this context, getting older is tested from the views of many disciplines and professions together with anthropology, bioethics, demography, economics, epidemiology, legislations, political technological know-how, psychology, and sociology.

The Sixth Edition of the Handbook is nearly a hundred% new fabric. Seventeen chapters are on matters now not carried within the earlier version. Seven themes have been carried over from the former version yet written via new authors with clean views and taken brand new. a number of the interesting new issues contain social relationships in past due existence, technological switch and getting older, faith and getting older, way of life and getting older, perceived caliber of existence, financial safeguard in retirement, and getting older and the legislation. there's additionally a better emphasis on overseas views, quite in chapters on getting older and politics, variety and getting older, and immigration.

The Handbook could be of use to researchers practitioners operating with the elderly. it's also appropriate to be used as a direction textual content for graduate and complicated undergraduate classes on getting older and the social sciences

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New York: Basic Books. Dannefer, D. (2003a). Cumulative advantage/disadvantage and the life course: Crossfertilizing age and social science theory. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 58B, S327–337. Dannefer, D. (2003b). Whose life course is it, anyway? Diversity and “linked lives” in global perspective. In R. A. Settersten, Jr. ), Invitation to the life course: Toward new understandings of later life (pp. 259–268). Amityville, NY: Baywood Publishing. Danner, D. , Snowdon, D. , & Friesen, W.

As life-course studies grow, one begins to wonder whether age-based fields, including gerontology, will lose some of their significance or even disappear; the fourth section concludes with a few reflections on this provocative question. The chapter concludes with a few additional thoughts on how life-course ideas might be infused into gerontology to both broaden and deepen our view and knowledge base. This chapter builds on the foundation laid in four chapters from earlier editions of this handbook.

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