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Gerontology.

By: Sasser, Jennifer R.
Contributor(s): Moody, Harry R.
Material type: TextTextSeries: The Basics Ser: Publisher: Florence : Routledge, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 1 online resource (105 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781351113212.Subject(s): Gerontology | Aging | Social policyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Gerontology: the BasicsDDC classification: 305.26 Online resources: Click here to view book
Contents:
Intro -- Half-title Page -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Figures -- Acknowledgments -- Notes on the authors -- Preface -- 1 Introduction to the field of Gerontology -- Focus on adult aging, later life, and old age -- Is Gerontology "multidisciplinary" or "interdisciplinary" (and does it matter?) -- Gerontological research and theory -- Social Gerontology and the life-course perspective -- Aging: Every body's doing it! -- The body is only part of the story -- Building blocks of gerontological knowledge -- Functional age -- Age/period/cohort -- An "epic" story: Human longevity -- How aging processes are studied -- Ethical considerations -- Bibliography -- 2 The aging body -- Molecules -- Cells -- Tissues and systems -- Organs -- Organism -- Species -- Conclusion -- Recommended books -- Bibliography -- 3 The aging mind -- Losses -- Continuities -- Gains -- Recommended books -- Bibliography -- 4 Aging in society -- The historical moment -- Recommended books -- Bibliography -- 5 The political economy of aging -- Political economy -- Wealth and income -- Positive dimensions of aging -- Recommended books -- Bibliography -- 6 The meaning of old age -- Successful aging -- Productive aging -- Conscious aging -- Recommended books -- Bibliography -- 7 Epilogue -- Glossary -- Index.
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Intro -- Half-title Page -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Figures -- Acknowledgments -- Notes on the authors -- Preface -- 1 Introduction to the field of Gerontology -- Focus on adult aging, later life, and old age -- Is Gerontology "multidisciplinary" or "interdisciplinary" (and does it matter?) -- Gerontological research and theory -- Social Gerontology and the life-course perspective -- Aging: Every body's doing it! -- The body is only part of the story -- Building blocks of gerontological knowledge -- Functional age -- Age/period/cohort -- An "epic" story: Human longevity -- How aging processes are studied -- Ethical considerations -- Bibliography -- 2 The aging body -- Molecules -- Cells -- Tissues and systems -- Organs -- Organism -- Species -- Conclusion -- Recommended books -- Bibliography -- 3 The aging mind -- Losses -- Continuities -- Gains -- Recommended books -- Bibliography -- 4 Aging in society -- The historical moment -- Recommended books -- Bibliography -- 5 The political economy of aging -- Political economy -- Wealth and income -- Positive dimensions of aging -- Recommended books -- Bibliography -- 6 The meaning of old age -- Successful aging -- Productive aging -- Conscious aging -- Recommended books -- Bibliography -- 7 Epilogue -- Glossary -- Index.

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<p>Jennifer R. Sasser, Ph.D. is an educational gerontologist, transdisciplinary scholar, and community activist. Jenny served as Chair of the Department of Human Sciences and Founding Director of Gerontology at Marylhurst University, in Portland, Oregon, from 1999 to 2015. In 2016, Jenny joined the part-time faculty in the Gerontology program at Portland Community College.</p> <p> Harry R. Moody, Ph.D ., is retired Vice President for of Academic Affairs for AARP. DC. He is currently Visiting Professor at Tohoku University in Japan, and Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Fielding Graduate University. He previously served as Executive Director of the Brookdale Centre on Aging at Hunter College and Chairman of the Board of Elderhostel (now Road Scholar).</p>

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