Intersections of Aging: Readings in Social Gerontology

Paperback | April 18, 2000

EditorElizabeth W. Markson, Lisa A. Hollis-SawyerForeword byJon Hendricks

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Elizabeth W. Markson and Lisa A. Hollis-Sawyer's interdisciplinary, student-accessible anthology explores the diversity of experiences in aging--integrating ethnic, gender, economic status, sexual orientation, and historical variations throughout the book. Intersections of Aging provides students with compellingly written and challenging articles that will promote intellectual growth and increase understanding of aging and related issues. The text examines the following questions: * How do race, ethnicity, gender, and socio-economic position shape the life course of older people's lives? * Is there one standard or many for "successful aging"? * Why do groups and individuals differ from one another in old age? * What are the prospects for the aged of tomorrow? Intersections of Aging delves into these and other issues--combining academic and clinical articles with literary and personal accounts. It includes discussions of: * Historical, social, and cultural constructions of old age * The importance of incorporating race, ethnicity, gender, and social class into models of aging * How older people construct their self-concept, individuality, and actions in old age--and how this affects the meaning, value, and purpose of their lives * Current health and well-being concerns * Social and family relationships * Work and retirement issues * Policy and politics shaping old age * Future directions in the 21st century Markson and Hollis-Sawyer provide articulate, intelligent introductions to each unit and each article. This material provides a coherent framework for each article as well as a "road map" for students. No other social gerontology anthology offers as much material on the interconnections between discrimination, diversity, and social class that shape the many ways in which we grow old--whatever our heritage may be.

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Elizabeth W. Markson and Lisa A. Hollis-Sawyer's interdisciplinary, student-accessible anthology explores the diversity of experiences in aging--integrating ethnic, gender, economic status, sexual orientation, and historical variations throughout the book. Intersections of Aging provides students with compellingly written and challeng...

Elizabeth W. Markson is an Adjunct Professor of Sociology at Boston University. Lisa A. Hollis-Sawyer is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the Northeastern Illinois University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:474 pages, 6.81 × 9.21 × 1.1 inPublished:April 18, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction: Perspectives on the Diversity of the Life CourseSection I: Cultural Constructions of Later LifeJay Sokolovsky: 1. Images of AgingJames S. O'Leary: 2. Japan's Honorable EldersMike Hepworth: 3. "William" and the Old FolksCarole Haber: 4. Old Age as a Time of DecayBenjamin Schlesinger: 5. The Sexless Years or Sex RediscoveredJack Rosenthal: 6. The Age BoomMargaret M. Baltes and Laura L. Carstensen: 7. The Process of Successful AgingSection II: Social Contexts of AgingMargaret Hellie Huyck, Pninah Zucker, and Cheryl Angellaccio: 8. Gender Across GenerationsBarbara Formaniak Turner and Priyanthi Silva: 9. Definitions of Femininity: Youth to Old AgeMarilyn Nouri and Marilyn Helterline: 10. Narrative Accrual and the Life CourseLydia Minatoya: 11. My Mother's MusicColleen L. Johnson: 12. Adaptation of Oldest Old Black AmericansWilliam J. McAuley: 13. History, Race, and Attachment to PlaceJoan Weibel-Orlando: 14. You Can Go Home AgainDiana Chang: 15. Falling FreeSarah Delany and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hearth: 16. Having Our SaySection III: Work, Retirement, and Income SecurityToni M. Calasanti: 17. Incorporating DiversityWilliam H. Crown and Charles F. Longino, Jr.: 18. Labor Force Trends and Aging PolicyLisa A. Hollis-Sawyer: 19. Reasonable Accommodation in the WorkplacePedro Pietri: 20. Puerto Rican ObituaryJoel Savishinsky: 21. The Unbearable Lightness of RetirementStuds Terkel: 22. Charles Hayes, 76 and Jessie de la Cruz, 74Katherine R. Allen and Victoria Chin-Sang: 23. A Lifetime of WorkKathleen McInnis-Dittrich: 24. Too Little, Too LateSection IV: Family, Social Relationships, and Intergenerational ReciprocityHiroko Akiyama, Kathryn Elliott, and Toni Antonucci: 25. Same-sex and Cross-sex RelationshipsGunhild O. Hagestad: 26. Able Elderly in the Family ContextMarcene Goodman and Robert L. Rubinstein: 27. Parenting in Later LifeSusan R. Sherman: 28. Intergenerational ReciprocityHelena Maria Viramontes: 29. The MothsRachel Pruchno and Katrina W. Johnson: 30. Research on GrandparentingMaria P. Aranda and Bob G. Knight: 31. Influence of Ethnicity and Culture on CaregiversTish Sommers and Laurie Shields: 32. A Mother and DaughterEdward H. Thompson, Jr.: 33. Gendered Caregiving of Husbands and SonsJennifer Hand and Patricia Reid: 34. Hand-me-down PeopleSection V: Health and Illness in Later LifeLynda D. Grant: 35. Ageism and Its Impact on Healthy AgingJudith Bunnell Sellers: 36. Rural Navajo and Anglo Elders Aging WellPatricia P. Barry: 37. Assessment of Geriatric PatientsMorris Friedell: 38. Incipient Dementia: A Victim's PerspectiveLynne Gershenshon Hodgson and Stephen J. Cutler: 39. Anticipatory Dementia and Well-beingLeslie A. Morgan and J. Kevin Eckert: 40. Burdens and BoundariesPhilip Roth: 41. PatrimonyPhilip R. Muskin: 42. Psychodynamic Perspective: Physician-assisted SuicideDaniel Callahan: 43. Health Care Struggle Between Young and OldRobert H. Binstock: 44. Healthcare Costs Around the WorldSection VI: Future Directions for Older Americans and for GerontologyEric R. Kingson: 45. Social Security and Aging Baby BoomersCharles L. Longino, Jr.: 46. Aging Population to Broaden MedicineMeredith Minkler: 47. New Challenges for GerontologyMatilda White Riley: 48. Aging in the Twenty-first Century