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International Perspectives on Aging

The Symbolism of Globalization, Development, and Aging

Editors: Arxer, Steven L., Murphy, John W. (Eds.)

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  • Offers a unique look into how temporality, technology, normativity, and empiricism structure the symbolic side of globalization
  • Expands current debates about globalization and aging by helping readers see social imagery behind globalization and at forefront of the aging experience
  • Includes entirely new topics as well as updates of past debates
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This book looks at the symbolic side of globalization, development, and aging. Many of the dimensions that are discussed represent updates of past debates but some are entirely new. In particular, globalization is accompanied by subtle social imagery that profoundly shapes the way institutions and identities are imagined. The process of aging and persons sense of identity is no exception. The underlying assumptions that pervade globalization inform how critical dimensions of aging are discussed and institutionalized. The application of marketplace imagery, for example, may impact attempts for holism in how aging is studied and the prospects for human agency during the aging process. This book offers a special look into how temporality, technology, normativity, and empiricism structure the symbolic side of globalization and influence dominant images of the aging process. Current debates about globalization and aging are expanded by helping readers see the social imagery that is both subtly behind globalization and at the forefront of shaping the aging experience.

About the authors

John W. Murphy is professor of sociology at the University of Miami. He received his doctoral degree in 1981 from Ohio State University. His research interests are sociological theory, social philosophy, and globalization. He has published books related to the community mental health movement, the computerization of social service agencies, and contemporary social theory.

Steven L. Arxer is assistant professor of sociology at the University of North Texas at Dallas. He earned his doctoral degree from the University of Florida. He has published papers in the journals of Humanity & Society and Qualitative Sociology Review and has contributed to several edited volumes. His research interests are globalization, NGOs, and gender mainstreaming.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Symbolism of Globalization, Development, and Aging
Editors
  • Steven L. Arxer
  • John W. Murphy
Series Title
International Perspectives on Aging
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-4508-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-4508-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-4507-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9075-4
Series ISSN
2197-5841
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 170
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