The Symbolism of Globalization, Development, and Aging by Steven L. ArxerThe Symbolism of Globalization, Development, and Aging by Steven L. Arxer

The Symbolism of Globalization, Development, and Aging

bySteven L. ArxerEditorJohn W. Murphy

Paperback | October 15, 2014

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This book looks at the symbolic side of globalization, development, and aging. Many of the dimensions that are discussed represent updates of past debates but some are entirely new. In particular, globalization is accompanied by subtle social imagery that profoundly shapes the way institutions and identities are imagined. The process of aging and persons sense of identity is no exception. The underlying assumptions that pervade globalization inform how critical dimensions of aging are discussed and institutionalized. The application of marketplace imagery, for example, may impact attempts for holism in how aging is studied and the prospects for human agency during the aging process. This book offers a special look into how temporality, technology, normativity, and empiricism structure the symbolic side of globalization and influence dominant images of the aging process. Current debates about globalization and aging are expanded by helping readers see the social imagery that is both subtly behind globalization and at the forefront of shaping the aging experience.
John W. Murphy is professor of sociology at the University of Miami. He received his doctoral degree in 1981 from Ohio State University. His research interests are sociological theory, social philosophy, and globalization. He has published books related to the community mental health movement, the computerization of social service agen...
Title:The Symbolism of Globalization, Development, and AgingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:170 pagesPublished:October 15, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1489990755

ISBN - 13:9781489990754


Table of Contents

1. Introduction.- 2. The "Total Market" and Globalization.-3. Globalization, Neoliberal Development, and Ontological Tyranny.- 4. Globalization, the Labor Market, and Retirement.- 5. Globalization, Aging, and the Power of the Image.- 6. Globalization, Time, and Aging.- 7. Cultural or Latent Background of Aging.- 8. Successful/Productive Aging, Responsibility, and Reflection.- 9. Globalization, the Body, and the Corporate Model.- 10. Globalization, Technology, and Human Development.- 11. Anti-Culture and Aging.- 12. Conclusion.