Handbook of sociology of aging / Richard A. Settersten, Jr., Jaqueline L. Angel, editors.

Contributor(s): Settersten, Richard A | Angel, Jacqueline L
Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Series: Publisher: New York : Springer, 2011Description: xxv, 689 p. : ill. ; 27 cmISBN: 9781441973733 (hbk. : alk. paper); 1441973737 (alk. paper); 9781461440956 (pbk.)Subject(s): Aging | Sociology | Gerontology | Older people -- Social conditionsDDC classification: 305.26 LOC classification: HQ1061 | .H3354 2011Online resources: WorldCat details
Contents:
Table of contents 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.
Summary: 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.
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Table of contents 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.

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.

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