The Book Families in Later Life

Families in Later Life

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  • Autor: Alexis J. Walker
  • Editor: Pine Forge
  • Relaese Date: 22 January 2015
  • ISBN: 0761987029
  • Format Book: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT, Audio, MOBI
  • Number of page: 344 pages
  • File Size: 57MB
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Description Families in Later Life de Alexis J. Walker:

"The introductory essays and readings, drawn from both literature and social science research, vividly illustrate the diversity of aging experiences both within and across American families u diversity conditioned by social space, historical time, and individual biography."uEleanor Palo Stoller,"Selah Chamberlain Professor of Sociology"Case Western Reserve University"Families in Later Life is the only textbook on the subject that addresses the diversity of aging experiences in society by race, gender, and social class, and in a form which combines insight from the humanities as well as the social sciences."Includes a balance between empirical selections and literary pieces, keeping students interested and engaged while still introducing them to solid research. Every social science article included has been carefully edited so those students learn and enjoy their reading to the maximum extent possible. Framing Essays by the Editors, Questions for Discussion, and a complete Index make this book even more useful for teaching. Alexis Walker holds the Jo Anne Leonard Petersen Chair in Gerontology and Family Studies and is Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences at Oregon State University, where she directs the undergraduate certificate program in gerontology. Her research on mother-daughter relationships and family caregiving has been funded by the National Institute on Aging. Margaret Manoogian-O'Dell is a doctoral student focusing her academic work in family gerontology and women studies. She has spent the last 15 years working directly with undergraduate and graduate students in cocurricular and advising functions and has taught family studies and adult development and aging courses to undergraduates. Her current research concerns older women and intergenerational relationships. Lori A. McGraw is a doctoral candidate in human development and family studies at Oregon State University, where she teaches undergraduate courses that focus on individual and family development and the connections among social hierarchies. Her research highlights women's unpaid family labor and their family ties.

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