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Aging and the Life Course: An Introduction to Social Gerontology

© 2014
by Jill Quadagno

6th Edition 512 Pages Hardback
9780078026850 0078026857

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Jill Quadagno’s groundbreaking text Aging and the Life Course examines the relationship between quality of life in old age and its experiential catalysts. Throughout the text an emphasis is placed on the intersectionality of race, class, gender, and culture, and how these classifications affect quality of life. Students will come away with a broad background for understanding crucial and current policy debates.

Part One: Defining the Field

Chapter 1. The Field of Social Gerontology

Chapter 2. Life Course Transitions

Chapter 3. Theories of Aging

Chapter 4. Demography of Aging

Part Two: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Aging

Chapter 5. Old Age and the Welfare State

Chapter 6. Biological Perspectives on Aging

Chapter 7. Psychological Perspectives on Aging

Part Three: Social Aspects of Aging

Chapter 8. Family Relationships and Social Support Systems

Chapter 9. Living Arrangements

Chapter 10. Work and Retirement

Part Four: Health Aspects of Later Life

Chapter 11. Health and Health Care

Chapter 12. Caring for the Frail Elderly

Chapter 13. Death, Dying and Bereavement

Part Five: Aging and Society

Chapter 14. The Economics of Aging

Chapter 15. Poverty and Inequality

Chapter 16. The Politics of Aging

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