Год издания: 2008
Издатель: Sage Publications
Количество страниц: 1624
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All human societies in all times have been in search of that magic elixir that would keep death at bay. Therefore, the study of ageing is both as old as human life and relatively new. Most all societies have developed senses of when their members become old, but there exist very different schemes by which ageing is determined. This carefully selected four-volume set, compiled by Susan A. McDaniel an expert in the field for more than twenty-five years, looks at ageing through the lenses of anthropology, sociology, feminism and cultural studies, amongst others. Volume 1 reviews the origins, theories and practical concerns of gerontology and examines the ideas of several contemporary thinkers. Volume 2 considers the forms and practices that ageing take on in societies today as well as in the past. Volume 3 collects articles that see ageing as a social process that intersects with class, race, gender, and sexuality. Volume 4 discusses the key debates that currently...