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Learning to be old : gender, culture, and aging

Author: Margaret Cruikshank
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Pub., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Cruikshank
ISBN: 9780742565937 0742565939 9780742565944 0742565947 9780742565951 0742565955
OCLC Number: 236143177
Description: xi, 253 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Cultural myths and aging --
Fear of an aging population --
Sickness and other social roles of old people --
Overmedicating old Americans --
Healthy physical aging --
The politics of healthy aging --
Gender, class, and ethnicity --
Ageism --
Prescribed busyness and its antidotes --
A feminist's view of gerontology and women's aging --
Conclusion: the paradoxes of aging.
Responsibility: Margaret Cruikshank.
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Praise for the first edition: In her excellent book, Learning to Be Old, Margaret Cruikshank compares the aged to a 'colonized people', suggesting that ageism goes beyond dehumanization into actual Read more...

 
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