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Author Sheets, Debra J
Title Enduring Questions in Gerontology
Imprint New York : Springer Publishing Company, 2005
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Descript 1 online resource (313 pages)
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Note Intro -- Contents -- About the Contributors -- Preface -- Prologue: Finding New Beacons: Searching for Timeless and Interdisciplinary Perspectives -- Four Useful Generalizations -- Exploring the Significance of Changing Perspectives and Enduring Questions -- Epochs, Systems, and Scientific Revolutions -- Multidisciplinarity -- 1. Identifying Enduring Questions in Gerontology -- Identifying Knowledge and Making Sense -- Gerontology: Enduring Questions -- Searching for Answers Inside and Out -- Beyond the Mind of Neanderthals -- Developing Critical Awareness -- Public Policy: Questions or Answers -- The World at the Doorstep -- What Does It All Mean? -- 2. A Biologist's Perspective: Whence Come We, Where Are We, Whither Go We? -- The Future: Ganymede or Tithonus? -- What Animal Research Tells Us -- The Ames Dwarf Gene -- Public Concerns about Life Extension Research -- How the Scientific Community Can Best Make Its Case -- 3. New Avenues, New Questions, and Changing Perspectives in Geriatric Medicine -- The Baby-Boom Generation and the Changing Doctor-Patient Relationship -- Training Physicians in Geriatric Medicine -- The Practice of Geriatrics -- Role of Other Providers -- Chronic Disease Care -- The Role of the Health Care System in Geriatrics -- Ethical Issues -- Controlling Health Care Costs -- 4. The Analytic Template in the Psychology of Aging -- The Potentials and Limitations of Psychological Aging -- The Sample Case of Cognitive Aging: Enduring Questions -- The Development of Adult Intelligence -- Findings from Cognitive Training Research -- From the Laboratory to the Real World: Everyday Cognition -- The Sample Case of Personality Aging -- The Sample Case of Socioemotional Aging -- Conclusion and General Outlook -- 5. The Dynamic Nature of Societal Aging in a Global Perspective -- Sociological Perspectives on Aging
Social Gerontology in Context -- Reconstructing the Life Course -- The New Sociology of Family Life -- Social Inequality and Social Divisions in Later Life: Current and Future Trends -- Globalization and the Sociology of Aging -- Conclusion -- 6. Whatever Happened to Culture? -- The Nature of Cultural Things -- The Nature of Culture and Ethnography -- An Ethnography of Age: Age among the Nacirema -- Have We Lost Culture in Our Explorations of Age? -- Rediscovering Culture and Age -- Enduring Questions from Anthropology -- 7. The Contributions of Philosophy and Ethics in the Study of Age -- Facing Enduring Questions -- Making Qualitative Distinctions -- The Liminality of Old Age -- Ages and Stages -- "Quasi"-Normative Ideas about Aging: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern -- Old Age Becomes a Problem -- Contemporary Gerontological Ideals: Implicit and Explicit -- Conclusion -- 8. Historical Gerontology: It Is a Matter of Time -- The Origins of Historical Gerontology -- Enduring Issues and Broader Perspectives in Historical Gerontology: An Agenda -- The Challenge -- 9. The Purview and Sweep of Aging Policy -- The Policy Sciences: Theory and Practice -- Public Administration and Law -- Enduring Questions in Aging Policy -- The Next Generation of Enduring Questions -- A Caveat -- Epilogue. Gerontology-Past, Present, and Future -- The Past -- Gerontology in the Present -- The Future of Gerontology -- A Summary Perspective on Gerontology -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W
Enduring Questions in Gerontology provides a comprehensive perspective on the abiding issues in gerontology. Both current and future gerontologists will find this book useful in examining emerging dilemmas and creating a context for further progress in the field of aging. The most creative thinkers contributing to the gerontological literature reflect on their disciplines, consider how key questions have emerged, review how they have changed in the decades since gerontology entered the fray, and speculate what may lie ahead. The resulting collection of essays offers a comprehensive perspective on the enduring questions in gerontology and how they have shaped our understanding of differences in the experience of old age. Key contributors to this volume include:. George L. Maddox. Christine L. Fry. Steven Austad. Kenneth Brummel-Smith. Manfred Diehl. Martha Holstein. W. Andrew Achenbaum. James E. Birren. As an emerging or seasoned scholar, you will find insights into the ways in which each disciplinary focus grapples with societal transitions, identifies emerging issues, and lays out strategies and salient perspectives for what should come next
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Sheets, Debra J. Enduring Questions in Gerontology New York : Springer Publishing Company,c2005 9780826164155
Subject Gerontology
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Alt Author Bradley, Dana Burr
Hendricks, Jon
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