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Summary: Markson and Hollis-Sawyer's interdisciplinary, student-accessible anthology explores the diversity of experiences in aging - integrating ethnic, gender, economic status, sexual orientation, and historical variations throughout the book. Edition/Copyright: 00
It provides students with compellingly written and challenging articles that will promote intellectual growth and increase understanding of aging and related issues.
The text examines the following questions: ...show more
No other social gerontology anthology offers as much material on the interconnections between discrimination, diversity, and social class that shape the many ways in which we grow old - whatever our heritage may be.
- How do race, ethnicity, gender, and socio-economic position shape the life course of older people's lives?
- Is there one standard or many for "successful aging"?
- Why do groups and individuals differ from one another in old age?
- What are the prospects for the aged of tomorrow?
- Intersections of Aging delves into these and other issues - combining academic and clinical articles with literary and personal accounts. It includes discussions of:
- Historical, social, and cultural constructions of old age.
- The importance of incorporating race, ethnicity, gender, and social class into models of aging.
- How older people construct their self-concept, individuality, and actions in old age - and how this affects the meaning, value, and purpose of their lives.
- Current health and well-being concerns.
- Social and family relationships.
- Work and retirement issues.
- Policy and politics shaping old age.
- Future directions in the 21st century.
- Markson and Hollis-Sawyer provide articulate, intelligent introductions to each unit and each article.
- This material provides a coherent framework for each article as well as a "road map" for students.
Publisher: Roxbury Publishing Co.