The Resource Learning to be old : gender, culture, and aging, Margaret Cruikshank, (electronic resource)

Learning to be old : gender, culture, and aging, Margaret Cruikshank, (electronic resource)

Label
Learning to be old : gender, culture, and aging
Title
Learning to be old
Title remainder
gender, culture, and aging
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Cruikshank
Creator
Contributor
Provider
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This work examines what it means to grow old in America today. The book questions social myths and fears about aging, sickness, and the other social roles of the elderly, the over medicalization of many older people, and ageism. Here the author proposes alternatives to the ways aging is usually understood in both popular culture and mainstream gerontology. She does not propose the ideas of "successful aging" or "productive aging," but more the idea of "learning" how to age. Featuring new research and analysis, the third edition of this text demonstrates, more thoroughly than the previous editions, that aging is socially constructed. The book focuses on the differences in aging for women and men, as well as for people in different socioeconomic groups. The author is able to put aging in a broad context that not only focuses on how aging affects women but men, as well. Key updates in the third edition include changes in the health care system, changes in how long older Americans are working especially given the impact of the recession, and new material on the brain and mind-body interconnections. The author challenges conventional ideas about aging, and brings forth some new ideas surrounding aging in America today
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cruikshank, Margaret
Dewey number
305.26
Index
index present
LC call number
BF724.55.A35
LC item number
C78 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WT 145
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
ebrary
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aging
  • Older people
  • Aging
  • Aged
  • Aging
  • Sex Factors
  • Social Values
  • Socioeconomic Factors
Label
Learning to be old : gender, culture, and aging, Margaret Cruikshank, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Cultural myths and aging -- Fear of an aging population -- Sickness and other social roles of old people -- Overmedicating old Americans -- Healthy physical aging -- The politics of healthy aging -- Class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender -- Ageism -- Countercultural gerontology -- A feminist's view of gerontology and women's aging -- The paradoxes of aging
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 281 p.) :
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442213661
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99953579314
System control number
  • ebr10655642
  • (NhCcYBP)ybp9673439
Label
Learning to be old : gender, culture, and aging, Margaret Cruikshank, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Cultural myths and aging -- Fear of an aging population -- Sickness and other social roles of old people -- Overmedicating old Americans -- Healthy physical aging -- The politics of healthy aging -- Class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender -- Ageism -- Countercultural gerontology -- A feminist's view of gerontology and women's aging -- The paradoxes of aging
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 281 p.) :
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442213661
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99953579314
System control number
  • ebr10655642
  • (NhCcYBP)ybp9673439

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