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Title Invitation to the life course : toward new understandings of later life / edited by Richard A. Settersten, Jr.

Imprint Amityville, N.Y. : Baywood Pub. Co., ©2003.

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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  305.26 I62I    Check Shelf
Description viii, 355 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Society and aging series
Society and aging series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Invitation to the Life Course: Toward New Understandings of Later Life discusses in depth the challenges of age, time, and social contexts for the study of aging and later life. Understanding aging (as a process) and later life (as a period) must be accompanied by serious attention to the life course. This brings significant challenges related to time, as gerontologists must describe and explain life patterns over many decades. It also brings significant challenges related to place, as gerontologists must examine how social contexts structure pathways into and through later life, and how those contexts affect the nature and meaning of experiences along the way." "Invitation to the Life Course explores how greater attention to these matters might revolutionize scholarship on aging and later life. How might it shift the questions we ask and theories we use? How might it alter how we collect, analyze, and interpret data? And how might it affect how we make and evaluate social policies and programs? It also considers the barriers that prevent the field from moving in these directions, and how those barriers might be overcome."--Jacket.
Contents Introduction: Invitation to the Life Course: The Promise / Richard A. Settersten, Jr. -- On Life-Course Propositions and Controversies -- Propositions and Controversies in Life-Course Scholarship / Richard A. Settersten, Jr. -- Promises for the General Study of Aging and Later Life -- The Life Course and Aging: Challenges, Lessons, and New Directions / Glen H. Elder, Jr., Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson -- Promises for Understanding Aging and Later Life in Specific Spheres -- The Life-Course Perspective on Work and Retirement / John C. Henretta -- Leisure in Life-Course Perspective / Jon Hendricks, Steven J. Cutler -- Interdependent Lives and Relationships in Changing Times: A Life-Course View of Families and Aging / Gunhild O. Hagestad -- What Life-Course Perspectives Offer the Study of Aging and Health / Linda K. George -- Promises for Social Policy -- Rethinking Social Policy: Lessons of a Life-Course Perspective / Richard A. Settersten, Jr. -- Promises for Understanding Successful Aging -- Contextualizing Successful Aging: New Directions in an Age-Old Search / Eva Kahana, Boaz Kahana -- Further Promises for Scholarship on Aging and Later Life -- Whose Life Course Is It, Anyway? Diversity and "Linked Lives" in Global Perspective / Dale Dannefer -- The Life Course as a Cultural Construct / Christine L. Fry -- Age-Related Phenomena: The Interplay of the Ameliorative and the Scientific / Leonard D. Cain.
Subject Gerontology.
Aging.
Life cycle, Human.
Aging. (OCoLC)fst00800293
Gerontology. (OCoLC)fst00942204
Life cycle, Human. (OCoLC)fst00998248
Alter.
Psychosoziale Situation (DE-588)4176265-4
Lebenslauf (DE-588)4034869-6
Aufsatzsammlung (DE-588)4143413-4
Gesellschaftliches Bewusstsein (DE-588)4020630-0
Gerontologie (DE-588)4071757-4
Biografieforschung (DE-588)4132300-2
Personnes âgées.
Gérontologie -- Sociologie -- Méthodologie.
États-Unis.
Added Author Settersten, Richard A., Jr., 1964-
Other Form: Online version: Invitation to the life course. Amityville, N.Y. : Baywood Pub. Co., ©2003 (OCoLC)606659579
Online version: Invitation to the life course. Amityville, N.Y. : Baywood Pub. Co., ©2003 (OCoLC)608667047
ISBN 0895032694
9780895032690
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