The SAGE Handbook of Social Gerontology
- Dale Dannefer - Case Western Reserve University, USA
- Chris Phillipson - University of Manchester, UK
Sociology of Aging
The book is organized into five parts, each exploring different aspects of research into social aspects of ageing:
· Disciplinary overviews: summaries of findings from key disciplinary areas within social gerontology
· Social relationships and social differences: topics include social inequality, gender, religion, inter-generational ties, social networks, and friendships in later life.
· Individual characteristics and change in later life: examining different aspects of individual aging, including self and identity, cognitive processes, and biosocial interactions and their impact on physical and psychological aging
· Comparative perspectives and cultural innovations: topics include ageing and development, ageing in a global context, migration, and cross-cultural perspectives on grandparenthood
· Policy issues: topics include: developments in social policy, long-term care, technology and older people, end of life issues, work and retirement, crime and older people, and the politics of old age.
It will be essential reading for all students, researchers and policy-makers concerned with the major issues influencing the lives of older people across the globe.
This SAGE Handbook integrates basic research on social dimensions of aging. It presents programmatic applications of research in areas not often seen in Handbooks including imprisonment, technology and aging, urban society aged, and elderly migration. The authors constitute a Who's Who of international gerontology, and the focus on globalization and aging is unique among Handbooks today. This Handbook should be in the library of every social gerontologist.
This handbook is an impressive testimony to the vibrancy of social gerontology today. It documents the growing range of themes and disciplinary approaches in the study of societal aging. The two editors – one American, one European – have used their experience and reputation to assemble an outstanding cast of contributors who address the issues of aging societies in a truly global perspective.
Not only are the topics in this volume multidisciplinary but also the authors of the chapters come from all over the world and are acknowledged experts... All in all this is a very useful new contribution to the literature, and the editors are to be congratulated on bringing together a distinguished group of authors on such an interesting number of relevant topics.
Provides a comprehensive overview and reflection of pivotal issues associated with the emergence of global ageing societies.
This book is an excellent resource.
It will allow the students to gain an insight into how the population is aging not just in the UK but in societies around the world.
There is lots of relevant information and areas which can be used as stepping stones into further research.
A very readable text that should be useful to students and researchers alike. It provides an introduction to a range of key topics in social gerontology. The section on Ageing and Individual Change was of particular interest to sports students looking for an introduction to this salient area. The issues are dealt with informatively and with insights that help place ageing within a global and increasingly important context.
The book - the perfect complement for working with students.
We discover new approaches and new ideas.
This is an excellent handbook of social gerontology today. It is very comprehensive and covers a range of topics.It represents multidisciplinary approaches and is well written.
An essential read for MSc students studying gerontology.
Great overview and 'dip-in' book