Social Gerontology: A Multidisciplinary Perspective, Global Edition eBook, 9th Edition

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Social Gerontology: A Multidisciplinary Perspective, Global Edition eBook, 9th Edition

By Nancy Hooyman, H. Asuman Kiyak
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This best-selling, multidisciplinary, social aging text presents positive images of aging while considering the many factors that contribute to how aging individuals experiences life.

Up-to-date and expanded, this text offers a comprehensive view that presents aging positively, portraying concepts of active aging and resiliency, and defining “productive aging” by elaborating on the numerous ways elders contribute to society and their families. Based on the latest research findings, it offers greater depth to critical issues of aging, attending to differences by age and cohort, gender, ethnic minority status, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.

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  • A multidisciplinary approach focuses on the sociological, psychological, and biological and cultural aspects of aging.
  • Themes that underlie each chapter are the importance of congruence between elders and their environment, and of the interaction between the biological, psychological, and social aspects of aging, all within a life course ­perspective that takes account of historical, economic and cultural and structural contexts.
  • Integrates coverage of women and ethnic minorities in every chapter, and in separate chapters that address international and cross-cultural aging issues, as well as the population's strengths and resiliency.
  • Integrates coverage of multigenerational and intergenerational exchanges that affect quality of life.
  • Complete coverage of the demographics of an aging society, and how the changing population affects every institution in our society, as well as the global environment.
  • Critical issues, major debates, and legislation around controversial legal and ethical issues, particularly the “right-to-die” movement and “rationing” health care, are presented in the context of social aging theories.
  • Each chapter concludes with “Glossary,” “Resources,” “References,” and “Summary and Implications.”
Table of contents
  • Part I The Field of Social Gerontology
  • Chapter 1 The Growth of Social Gerontology
  • Chapter 2 Aging in Other Countries and across Cultures in the United States
  • Part II The Biological and Physiological Context of Social Aging
  • Chapter 3 The Social Consequences of Physical Aging
  • Chapter 4 Managing Chronic Diseases and Promoting Well-Being in Old Age
  • Part III The Psychological Context of Social Aging
  • Chapter 5 Cognitive Changes with Aging
  • Chapter 6 Personality and Mental Health in Old Age
  • Chapter 7 Love, Intimacy, and Sexuality in Old Age
  • Part IV The Social Context of Aging
  • Chapter 8 Social Theories of Aging
  • Chapter 9 The Importance of Social Supports: Family, Friends, Neighbors, and Communities
  • Chapter 10 Opportunities and Challenges of Informal Caregiving
  • Chapter 11 Living Arrangements and Social Interactions
  • Chapter 12 Productive Aging: Paid and Nonpaid Roles and Activities
  • Chapter 13 Death, Dying, Bereavement, and Widowhood
  • Chapter 14 The Resilience of Elders of Color
  • Chapter 15 The Resilience of Older Women
  • Part V The Societal Context of Aging
  • Chapter 16 Social Policies to Address Social Problems
  • Chapter 17 Health and Long-Term Care Policy and Programs