Enduring Questions in Gerontology

Publication Year: 2005

Edition: 1st

Authors/Editor: Sheets, Debra J.; Bradley, Dana Burr; Hendricks, Jon

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 978-0-82-616415-5

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This collection of essays provides a comprehensive perspective on the enduring questions in gerontology and how they have shaped our understanding of differences in the experience of old age. The text inspires the reader to consider how key questions in gerontology emerged, how they have changed in the decades since gerontology entered the fray, and what may lie ahead.

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.

Emerging and seasoned scholars 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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Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Sheets, Debra J.; Bradley, Dana Burr; Hendricks, Jon
ISBN: 978-0-82-616415-5
Specialty:
Geriatrics & Gerontology
Psychology
Gerontology
Social Psychology
Language: English
Edition: 1st
Pages: 320
Year: 2005

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