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The Self and Society in Aging Process : SPRINGER - Carol D. Ryff

The Self and Society in Aging Process


By: Carol D. Ryff (Editor), Victor W. Marshall (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 23rd June 1999
ISBN: 9780826112675
Number Of Pages: 491

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This volume focuses on the experience of growing old as it is linked to societal factors. Ryff and Marshall construct this "macro" view of aging in society by bridging disciplines and brining together contributors from all the social sciences.

The book is organized into three sections: theoretical perspectives, socioeconomic structures, and contexts of self and society. Leading psychologists, anthropologists, gerontologists, and sociologists present theoretical and empirical advances that forge links between the individual and the social aspects of aging. It is must reading for researchers in all gerontologic specialties, and a valuable text for graduate courses in human development, psychology of aging, and other social aspects of aging.

Theoretical Perspectives on Self and Society Linkages
Linking the Self and Society in Social Gerontology: Crossing New Territory via Old Questionsp. 3
Social Perspectives on the Self in Later Lifep. 42
Neoteny, Naturalization, and Other Constituents of Human Developmentp. 67
Continuity Theory, Self, and Social Structurep. 94
Identity and Adaptation to the Aging Processp. 122
Self-Development in Adulthood and Aging: The Role of Critical Life Eventsp. 150
Socioeconomic Structures and the Self
Practical Consciousness, Social Class, and Self-Concept: A View From Sociologyp. 187
Educational Attainment and Self-Making in Later Lifep. 223
Forging Macro-Micro Linkages in the Study of Psychological Well-Beingp. 247
Income and Subjective Well-Being Over the Life Cyclep. 279
Contexts of Self and Society: Work and Family
Structure and Agency in the Retirement Process: A Case Study of Montreal Garment Workersp. 305
Gender and Distress in Later Life: The Importance of Lifelong Employment and Familial Experiencesp. 339
The Caregiving Context: The Intersection of Social and Individual Influences in the Experience of Family Caregivingp. 362
Linking Social Structure and Self-Concept: Variations in Sense of Masteryp. 398
Intersections of Society, Family, and Self Among Hispanics in Middle and Later Lifep. 423
The Social Psychology of Values: Effects of Individual Development, Social Change, and Family Transmission Over the Life Spanp. 453
Indexp. 483
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ISBN: 9780826112675
ISBN-10: 0826112676
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 491
Published: 23rd June 1999
Publisher: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 16.2  x 3.23
Weight (kg): 0.82