The work provides an introduction to both social gerontology and sociology of aging studies. It offers a coherent narrative that is organized around broad sociological themes. What integrates this text overall is the discussion of how we socially construct aging, how different societies at different times construct aging, and what those changes say about our society. It contains lively, specualtive essays covering non-traditional topics and demonstrates the social process of aging from a completely different perspective.
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Author Biography - Leslie A. Morgan
Leslie Morgan is Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She has authored or co-authored three previous books and has also published over 30 articles and book chapters. Her research has focused on a variety of issues related to the aging of the population and issues confronting older persons, including widowhood, economic well-being, family relationships, and housing alternatives. Suzanne Kunkel is Director of the Scripps Gerontology Center and Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Miami University. She has published more than 25 articles, research monographs, and book chapters, primarily in the areas of the measurement of health and projections of health care needs for the older population. She is currently Past President of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.