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Description - Aging and Diversity by Chandra Mehrotra, Ph.D.

As the older population in the United States is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse, it is important to understand the characteristics, the potential, and the needs of this population. In this new and fully revised edition of Aging and Diversity, Chandra Mehrotra and Lisa Wagner address key topics in diversity and aging, discussing how the aging experience is affected by not only race and ethnicity but also gender, religious affiliation, social class, rural-urban community location, and sexual orientation and gender identity. Taking this broad view of human diversity allows the authors to convey some of the rich complexities facing our aging population - complexities that provide both challenges to meet the needs of a diverse population of elders and opportunities to learn how to live in a pluralistic society. Mehrotra and Wagner present up-to-date knowledge and scholarship about aging and diversity in a way that engages readers in active learning, placing ongoing emphasis on developing readers' knowledge and skills, fostering higher order thinking, and encouraging exploration of personal values and attitudes.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781138645530
ISBN-10: 1138645532
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 580
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Aug-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Chandra Mehrotra, Ph.D.

Chandra M. Mehrotra, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Dean of Special Projects at The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN. Lisa Wagner is Associate Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Interdisciplinary Committee on Aging at San Francisco University.

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