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Understanding aging and diversity : theories and concepts, Patricia Kolb

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Understanding aging and diversity : theories and concepts
Title
Understanding aging and diversity
Title remainder
theories and concepts
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Kolb
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Language
eng
Summary
The demographic phenomena of increased life expectancy, increasing global population of older adults, and a larger number of older people as a proportion of the total population in nations throughout the world will affect our lives and the life of each person we know. The changes will result in challenges and benefits for societies and people of all ages. These events need to be understood, explained, and their consequences addressed; sociological theories about aging are an essential part of this process. In Understanding Aging and Diversity: Theories and Concepts, Patricia Kolb presents important sociological theories and concepts for understanding experiences of older people and their families in a rapidly changing world. She explores concepts from phenomenology, critical theory, feminist theory, life course theory and gerotranscendence theory to explain important issues in the lives of older people. This book investigates similarities and differences in aging experiences, focusing in particular on the effects of inequality. Kolb examines the relationship of ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation and social class to international aging experiences. This book explores the relationships between older people and social systems in different ways, and informs thinking about policy development and other strategies for enhancing the wellbeing of older adults. It will be useful for students and scholars of sociology, gerontology, social work, anthropology, economics, demography and global studies
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Kolb, Patricia J
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1061
LC item number
.K643 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge advances in sociology
Series volume
113
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gerontology
  • Older people
  • Aging
  • Aging
  • Aging
  • Gerontology
  • Older people
Label
Understanding aging and diversity : theories and concepts, Patricia Kolb
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Development of gerontology and sociological theories of aging -- Phenomenological gerontology -- Critical gerontology -- Feminist gerontology -- Life course gerontology -- Gerotranscendence -- Theory, diversity, and policy -- Conclusion: Major themes
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 188 pages
Isbn
9780415678810
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013007128
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022723950
System control number
  • (OCoLC)754736221
  • (OCoLC)ocn754736221
Label
Understanding aging and diversity : theories and concepts, Patricia Kolb
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Development of gerontology and sociological theories of aging -- Phenomenological gerontology -- Critical gerontology -- Feminist gerontology -- Life course gerontology -- Gerotranscendence -- Theory, diversity, and policy -- Conclusion: Major themes
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 188 pages
Isbn
9780415678810
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013007128
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022723950
System control number
  • (OCoLC)754736221
  • (OCoLC)ocn754736221

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