Summary: This easy-to-read book addresses the growing number of problems and issues associated with the process of aging. It integrates research material with meaningful discussions of the major trends and developments in the field of gerontology--encompassing the related fields of psychology, sociology, social work, anthropology, the biological sciences, medicine, psychiatry, and economics. Chapter topics include public perception and stereotypes; historical and cross-cultur ...show moreal comparisons; aging in minority group members; work, leisure, and retirement patterns; death and dying; exploitation of the ages; politics in aging; and future prospects and issues. For individuals interested in the demographic revolution--and living to the age of 65 and beyond. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 6TH 06
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