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The Resource Learning to be old : gender, culture, and aging, Margaret Cruikshank

Learning to be old : gender, culture, and aging, Margaret Cruikshank

Label
Learning to be old : gender, culture, and aging
Title
Learning to be old
Title remainder
gender, culture, and aging
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Cruikshank
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This work examines what it means to grow old in America today. The book questions social myths and fears about aging, sickness, and the other social roles of the elderly, the over medicalization of many older people, and ageism. Here the author proposes alternatives to the ways aging is usually understood in both popular culture and mainstream gerontology. She does not propose the ideas of "successful aging" or "productive aging," but more the idea of "learning" how to age. Featuring new research and analysis, the third edition of this text demonstrates, more thoroughly than the previous editions, that aging is socially constructed. The book focuses on the differences in aging for women and men, as well as for people in different socioeconomic groups. The author is able to put aging in a broad context that not only focuses on how aging affects women but men, as well. Key updates in the third edition include changes in the health care system, changes in how long older Americans are working especially given the impact of the recession, and new material on the brain and mind-body interconnections. The author challenges conventional ideas about aging, and brings forth some new ideas surrounding aging in America today
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cruikshank, Margaret
Dewey number
305.26
Index
index present
LC call number
BF724.55.A35
LC item number
C78 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2013 D-343
  • WT 145
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aging
  • Older people
  • Aging
  • Aging
  • Social Values
  • Sex Factors
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Aged
  • United States
  • Aging
  • Older people
  • United States
  • Envejecimiento
  • Ancianos
Label
Learning to be old : gender, culture, and aging, Margaret Cruikshank
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cultural myths and aging -- Fear of an aging population -- Sickness and other social roles of old people -- Overmedicating old Americans -- Healthy physical aging -- The politics of healthy aging -- Class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender -- Ageism -- Countercultural gerontology -- A feminist's view of gerontology and women's aging
Control code
ocn814440880
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
xiii, 281 pages
Isbn
9781442213647
Lccn
2012043505
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022060099
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781442213654
  • (OCoLC)814440880
Label
Learning to be old : gender, culture, and aging, Margaret Cruikshank
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cultural myths and aging -- Fear of an aging population -- Sickness and other social roles of old people -- Overmedicating old Americans -- Healthy physical aging -- The politics of healthy aging -- Class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender -- Ageism -- Countercultural gerontology -- A feminist's view of gerontology and women's aging
Control code
ocn814440880
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
xiii, 281 pages
Isbn
9781442213647
Lccn
2012043505
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022060099
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781442213654
  • (OCoLC)814440880

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