Learning to Be Old: Gender, Culture, and Aging

by Margaret Cruikshank (Author)
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Margaret Cruikshank’s Learning to Be Old 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. Among texts on aging the book is unique in its clear focus on the differences in aging for women and men, as well as for people in different socioeconomic groups. Key updates 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.

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EPUB
Protection
DRM Protected
Publication date
February 14, 2013
Publisher
Page count
296
ISBN
9781442213661
Paper ISBN
9781442213654

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