Voices and Visions of Aging: Toward a Critical Gerontology

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Springer Publishing Company, 1993 - Social Science - 322 pages
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A critical gerontology requires more than a simple elaboration of existing humanistic scholarship on aging. This exceptional new work introduces a basis for genuine dialogue across humanistic, scientific, and professional disciplines. Among the topics addressed are industrial employment, retirement, life styles of older women, and biological research. From philosophical reflections on the “third age” to critical perspectives on institutional adaptations to an aging society, this book presents a wide range of provocative thought.

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How Scientific
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Voice and Context in a New Gerontology
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Evolutionary Gerontology
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Thomas R. Cole, PhD, is Professor and Graduate Program Director at the Institute for the Medical Humanities, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. He is a past Chair of the Humanities and Arts Committee of the Gerontological Society and serves on various editorial boards. Senior editor of "What Does It Mean to Grow Old? Reflections from the Humanities "(1986) and of "Handbook of the Humanities and Aging "(Springer Publishing Company, 1992), he is also author of "The Journey of Life: A Cultural History of Aging in America "(Cambridge, 1992). He is now completing "No Color is My Kind: The Life Story of Eldrewey Stearns, Texas Integration Leader "(University of Texas Press), and "The Oxford Book of Aging, "to be published in 1994.

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