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Publisher Comments:

Since its initial publication in 1994, Moody's text has been hailed as a creative innovation in the teaching or college-level aging courses within the United States and Canada. This is the only text that can be used for:

- Introduction to social gerontology courses

- Introduction to aging courses

- Courses in aging policies

This is not simply a boring condensation of research literature. Instead, it assumes that the aging of U.S. society is a general education issue of potential interest to every citizen, young or old, and that the aging of the society has huge consequences for everyone, not just the elderly. The book embraces current controversies in aging, and asks students to become involved in the major aging issues that we as a society are struggling with and to take an informed stand. The book shows the close link between concepts and controversies in the broad areas of aging: health care, socioeconomic trends, and the life course.

New to this Edition:

  • This edition will be reorganized to aid students in reading and understanding the controversies presented. The former section, Basic Concepts III, on the life course perspective, will now be the first section in the book.
  • There will be 20% new readings
  • The Focus on Practice boxes will be moved to the Basic Concepts sections.
  • Photos will be added to help illustrate the text.
  • All charts and graphs will contain the most recent U.S. census data.
  • An Instructor's Resource CD will contain test questions, back issues of Teaching Gerontology, and PowerPoint slides for each Basic Concepts and Controversies units in the text.
  • Teaching Gerontology newsletter, published monthly during theacademic year will be available free for all adopters.

Book News Annotation:

With an academic background in philosophy and education, Moody is the director of academic affairs for the American Association of Retired People (AARP). He updates his textbook introducing social science students to the key ideas and content of gerontology as an opportunity for critical thinking. The overall themes are a life course perspective, the social and economic outlook for an aging society, and health care. He is coy about the age of the text itself, only admitting that this is the second edition of the new century.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

With an academic background in philosophy and education, Moody is the director of academic affairs for the American Association of Retired People (AARP). He updates his textbook introducing social science students to the key ideas and content of gerontology as an opportunity for critical thinking. The overall themes are a life course perspective, the social and economic outlook for an aging society, and health care. He is coy about the age of the text itself, only admitting that this is the second edition of the new century. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Welcome to the world's most unique and dynamic textbook on aging Widely praised and adopted in previous editions, the Fifth Edition of Aging once again presents key issues in an engaging and accessible fashion. Organized unlike any other traditional textbook, author Harry R. Moody presents basic concepts followed by controversies, supported by carefully chosen adapted readings. The result is the most captivating introduction to gerontology available today.

Key Features: Embraces current controversies in aging: The close link between concepts and controversies in the broad areas of aging including health care, socioeconomic trends, and the life course are examined. Aging of the U.S. population has huge consequences for everyone, not just the elderly. Students are encouraged to become involved in the major aging issues that we as a society are struggling with and to take an informed stand. Incorporates a reorganized format: The former section, Basic Concepts III, on the life course perspective, will now be the first section in the book. The Focus on Practice boxes have been moved to the Basic Concepts sections to demonstrate their relevance. The Focus on the Future sections follow the readings, encouraging students to understand the rapid change in society, and its implications on the aging population. Includes new material: Each of the Basic Concepts and the Controversies sections has been updated with new citations and updated discussions. Over twenty-five percent of the readings are new. In addition, all charts and graphs have been updated with the most recent U.S. census data.

Accompanied by High Quality Ancillaries Instructors Resource CD-ROM: Provides test questions, backissues of the Teaching Gerontology newsletter, and PowerPoint slides for each of the Basic Concepts and Controversies covered in the text. Teaching Gerontology newsletter: Published monthly during the academic year through the AARP Office of Academic Affairs. This informative newsletter has, among other things, the latest information on relevant new research, websites, workshops and new publications to enhance teaching and learning in courses on aging. It is available free to all adopters of Aging, Fifth Edition.Student Study Site: Contains an annotated list of online resources in aging to better help students develop research papers. Check it out at http: //www.sagepub.com/moody5study/

Intended Audience:

Perfect introductory text for a variety of undergraduate and graduate aging courses including Introduction to Aging, Social Gerontology, and Aging Policies

Synopsis:

Welcome to the world's most unique and dynamic textbook on aging Widely praised and adopted in previous editions, the Fifth Edition of Aging once again presents key issues in an engaging and accessible fashion. Organized unlike any other traditional textbook, author Harry R. Moody presents basic concepts followed by controversies, supported by carefully chosen adapted readings. The result is the most captivating introduction to gerontology available today.

Synopsis:

Aging, Fifth Edition embraces current controversies in ageing and asks the reader to become involved in the major ageing issues that, as a society, we are struggling with and to take an informed stand. </p> <p></p> <p>The book shows the close link between concepts and controversies in the broad areas of ageing: health care, socioeconomic trends and the life course.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781412915205
Author:
Moody, Harry R
Publisher:
Academic Internet Publishers
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author:
Moody, Harry R.
Subject:
Gerontology
Subject:
Aging
Subject:
Aged
Subject:
Geriatrics
Subject:
Gerontology -- United States.
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
5
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
474
Dimensions:
9.08x7.48x.80 in. 1.46 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Welcome to the world's most unique and dynamic textbook on aging Widely praised and adopted in previous editions, the Fifth Edition of Aging once again presents key issues in an engaging and accessible fashion. Organized unlike any other traditional textbook, author Harry R. Moody presents basic concepts followed by controversies, supported by carefully chosen adapted readings. The result is the most captivating introduction to gerontology available today.

Key Features: Embraces current controversies in aging: The close link between concepts and controversies in the broad areas of aging including health care, socioeconomic trends, and the life course are examined. Aging of the U.S. population has huge consequences for everyone, not just the elderly. Students are encouraged to become involved in the major aging issues that we as a society are struggling with and to take an informed stand. Incorporates a reorganized format: The former section, Basic Concepts III, on the life course perspective, will now be the first section in the book. The Focus on Practice boxes have been moved to the Basic Concepts sections to demonstrate their relevance. The Focus on the Future sections follow the readings, encouraging students to understand the rapid change in society, and its implications on the aging population. Includes new material: Each of the Basic Concepts and the Controversies sections has been updated with new citations and updated discussions. Over twenty-five percent of the readings are new. In addition, all charts and graphs have been updated with the most recent U.S. census data.

Accompanied by High Quality Ancillaries Instructors Resource CD-ROM: Provides test questions, backissues of the Teaching Gerontology newsletter, and PowerPoint slides for each of the Basic Concepts and Controversies covered in the text. Teaching Gerontology newsletter: Published monthly during the academic year through the AARP Office of Academic Affairs. This informative newsletter has, among other things, the latest information on relevant new research, websites, workshops and new publications to enhance teaching and learning in courses on aging. It is available free to all adopters of Aging, Fifth Edition.Student Study Site: Contains an annotated list of online resources in aging to better help students develop research papers. Check it out at http: //www.sagepub.com/moody5study/

Intended Audience:

Perfect introductory text for a variety of undergraduate and graduate aging courses including Introduction to Aging, Social Gerontology, and Aging Policies

"Synopsis" by , Welcome to the world's most unique and dynamic textbook on aging Widely praised and adopted in previous editions, the Fifth Edition of Aging once again presents key issues in an engaging and accessible fashion. Organized unlike any other traditional textbook, author Harry R. Moody presents basic concepts followed by controversies, supported by carefully chosen adapted readings. The result is the most captivating introduction to gerontology available today.
"Synopsis" by , Aging, Fifth Edition embraces current controversies in ageing and asks the reader to become involved in the major ageing issues that, as a society, we are struggling with and to take an informed stand. </p> <p></p> <p>The book shows the close link between concepts and controversies in the broad areas of ageing: health care, socioeconomic trends and the life course.
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