Handbook of sociology of aging /

Handbook of sociology of aging / Richard A. Settersten, Jr., Jaqueline L. Angel, editors. - New York : Springer, 2011. - xxv, 689 p. : ill. ; 27 cm. - Handbooks of sociology and social research .

Includes bibliographical references.

Preface --
Scholarly Forward --
Policy Forward --
I. HISTORICAL TRENDS IN THE SOCIOLOGY OF AGING --
Trends in the Sociology of Aging: Thirty Year Observations --
II. THEORIES AND METHODS IN THE SOCIOLOGY OF AGING --
Theoretical Perspectives on the Sociology of Aging --
Aging Individuals, Families, and Societies: Micro-Meso-Macro Linkages in the Life Course --
Widening the View: Capturing "Unobserved" Heterogeneity in Studies of Age and the Life Course --
III. SOCIAL DIVERSITY AND INEQUALITIES OF AGING --
Gender and Aging.-Race, Ethnicity, and Aging --
Immigration, Aging, and Health in the United States --
Global Aging --
Diversity and Family Relations in an Aging Society --
IV. SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS AND AGING --
Social Relations and Aging --
Intergenerational Relations in Later-Life Families --
The Midlife Financial Squeeze: Intergenerational Transfers of Financial Resources within Aging Families --
The Demography of Unions Among Older Americans, 1980 --
Present: A Family Change Approach --
V. SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND AGING --
Rethinking Retirement --
Learning and Aging --
The Midlife Years: Human Capital and Job Mobility --
The Changing Worlds of Family and Work --
Developing Age-Friendly Communities: New Approaches to Growing Old in Urban Environments --
VI. ECONOMIES, GOVERNMENT, AND AGING --
Crises and Old Age Politics.-Welfare States: Protecting or Risking Old Age --
Volunteering in Later Life: From Disengagement to Civic Engagement --
Business and Aging: The Boomer Effect on Consumers and Marketing --
Consumption and Aging --
VII. SOCIAL VULNERABILITIES AND AGING --
Planning for Old Age --
Responses of the Long-Term Care System to Recent Natural Disasters.-Elder Mistreatment --
Crime, the Law, and Aging --
Aging Veterans: Needs and Provisions --
VIII. PUBLIC HEALTH AND AGING --
Health and Aging: Early Origins, Persistent Inequalities? --
Mental Health and Aging: A Life-Course Perspective --
Aging with HIV/AIDS --
Obesity: A Sociological Examination --
Religious Involvement, Health Status, and Mortality Risk --
IX. CARE ARRANGEMENTS AND AGING --
Civil Society and Eldercare in Post-Traditional Society --
Population Aging, Health Systems, and Equity: Shared Challenges for the United States and Canada.-Long-Term Care: Tradition and Innovation --
Caregiving and the Life Course: Connecting the Personal and the Public --
X. SOCIOLOGICAL LIVES: PERSONAL REFLECTIONS ON THE SOCIOLOGY OF AGING --
Gerontology with a "J": Personal Reflections on Theory-Building in the Sociology of Aging --
The Sociology of Aging and the Life Course Comes of Age --
Long Time Coming, Not Here Yet: The Possibilities of the Social in Age and Life Course Studies --
Looking Back: My Half Century as a Sociologist of Aging and Society --
As Time Goes By: Gerontological and Life Course Musings --
Studying Age Across Borders --
Living the Gendered Life Course in Time and Space --
XI. THE FUTURE OF THE SOCIOLOGY OF AGING- Sociology of Aging in the Decade Ahead. TOC

This single-volume handbook, covering the breadth of the field for the first time, presents a new framework for understanding the sociology of aging. It examines each element from three core perspectives: social phenomena, the life course, and social policy.



9781441973733 (hbk. : alk. paper) 1441973737 (alk. paper) 9781461440956 (pbk.)

2011924339


Aging.
Sociology.
Gerontology.
Older people--Social conditions.

HQ1061 / .H3354 2011

305.26 / HAN 2011

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