Enduring Questions in Gerontology

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Enduring Questions in Gerontology

SKU# 9780826164155


  • Debra J. Sheets RN, PhD
  • Dana Burr Bradley PhD
  • Jon Hendricks PhD

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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.

Key contributors to this volume include:
George L. Maddox
Christine L. Fry
Steven Austad
Kenneth Brummel-Smith
Manfred Diehl
Martha Holstein
W. Andrew Achenbaum
James E. Birren

As an emerging or seasoned scholar, you 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.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date November 10, 2005
  • Page Count 320
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826164155
  • EISBN 9780826164162

Table of Contents 

    About the Contributors
    Prologue: Finding New Beacons: Searching for Timeless and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, George L. Maddox
  1. Identifying Enduring Questions in Gerontology, Jon Hendricks, Debra Sheets, and Diana Burr Bradley
  2. A Biologist's Perspective: Whence Come We, Where Are We, Whither Go We? Steven N. Austad
  3. New Avenues, New Questions, and Changing Perspectives in Geriatric Medicine, Kenneth Brummel-Smith
  4. The Analytic Template in the Psychology of Aging, Manfred Diehl and Alissa Dark-Freudeman
  5. The Dynamic Nature of Societal Aging in Global Perspective, Chris Phillipson
  6. Whatever Happened to Culture? Christine L. Fry
  7. The Contributions of Philosophy and Ethics in the Study of Age, Martha Holstein and Mark Waymack
  8. Historical Gerontology: It is a Matter of Time, W. Andrew Achenbaum
  9. The Purview and Sweep of Aging Policy, Phoebe S. Liebig

  10. Epilogue: Gerontology -- Past, Present, Future, James E. Birren