Sociology Reference Guide: The Challenges of Aging, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1429834854
  • ISBN-13: 9781429834858
  • DDC: 305.26
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 73 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released September 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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The Sociology Reference Guide series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various sociological topics. This volume offers an intriguing overview of sociology as it applies to the challenges of aging. Introducing this topic are essays that highlight biological and psychological theories of aging. The volume then examines the social effects of aging before concluding with discussions of aging theories and the ethical implications of death and dying.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Growing Old: Biological & Physiological Aging.
2: Growing Old: Psychological Aging.
3: Growing Old: Social Aging.
4: Aging Challenges: Ageism.
5: Age & Social Isolation.
6: Aging & Culture, Race & Ethnicity.
7: Aging Theory: Social Conflict Analysis.
8: Aging Theory: Modernization Theory.
9: Symbolic Interaction Analysis: Activity Theory.
10: The Functionalist Perspective: Disengagement Theory.
11: Ethical Issues of Death & Dying.