Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research

Handbook of Sociology of Aging

Editors: Settersten, Jr., Richard A., Angel, Jacqueline L. (Eds.)

  • Contributors with interdisciplinary backgrounds present the full scope of research
  • Synthesizes and combines the research on aging and the life course into one volume
  • Three-tracked approach considers the social phenomena, effect on the life course, and relevant social policies
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About this book

 

The Handbook of Sociology of Aging is the most comprehensive and engaging treatment of the field over the past 30 years. It is an indispensable resource for scholars, policy makers, and aging professionals alike.

The Handbook of Sociology of Aging contains 45 far-reaching chapters, authored by nearly 80 of the most renowned experts, on the most pressing topics related to aging today. With its recurring attention to the social forces that shape human aging, and their social consequences and policy implications of it, the contents will be of interest to everyone who cares about what aging means for individuals, families, and societies.

Two forwards highlight the significance of the handbook for scholarship and and policy-making on aging. The chapters illustrate the field’s extraordinary breadth and depth, which have never before been represented in a single volume. They range from foundational matters, including classic and contemporary theories and methods, to topics of longstanding and emergent interest, such as social diversity and inequalities, social relationships, social institutions, economies and governments, social vulnerabilities, public health, and care arrangements. The volume closes with a set of personal essays by senior scholars who share their experiences and hopes for the field, and an essay by the editors that previews some of the most exciting aspects for the decade ahead.

The Handbook of Sociology of Aging showcases the very best that sociology has to offer the study of human aging.

 


About the authors

Richard A. Settersten Jr. is a professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences at Oregon State University.

Jacqueline L. Angel (Ph.D. Rutgers 1989) is currently a Professor of Public Affairs and Sociology and Faculty Affiliate at the Population Research Center and LBJ School Center for Health and Social Policy at the University of Texas at Austin.

Table of contents (45 chapters)

  • Trends in the Sociology of Aging: Thirty Year Observations

    Settersten, Richard A. (et al.)

    Pages 3-13

  • Theoretical Perspectives on the Sociology of Aging

    Marshall, Victor W. (et al.)

    Pages 17-33

  • Aging Individuals, Families, and Societies: Micro–Meso–Macro Linkages in the Life Course

    Silverstein, Merril (et al.)

    Pages 35-49

  • Widening the View: Capturing “Unobserved” Heterogeneity in Studies of Age and the Life Course

    Kelley-Moore, Jessica A. (et al.)

    Pages 51-68

  • Gender and Aging

    Venn, Susan (et al.)

    Pages 71-81

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Sociology of Aging
Editors
  • Richard A. Settersten, Jr.
  • Jacqueline L. Angel
Series Title
Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-7374-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-7374-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-7373-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-4095-6
Series ISSN
1389-6903
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 689
Number of Illustrations and Tables
22 b/w illustrations
Topics