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Learning to Be Old: Gender, Culture, and Aging
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Publication date February 14, 2013
Pages 281
Binding Paperback
Edition 3
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781442213654
ISBN-10 1442213655
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 0.88 lbs.
Original list price $33.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Margaret Cruikshank’s Learning to Be Old examines what it means to grow old in America today. The book questions social myths and fears about aging, sickness, and the other social roles of the elderly, the over-medicalization of many older people, and ageism. In this book, Cruikshank proposes alternatives to the ways aging is usually understood in both popular culture and mainstream gerontology. Learning to Be Old does not propose the ideas of “successful aging” or “productive aging,” but more the idea of “learning” how to age.

Featuring new research and analysis, the third edition of
Learning to be Old demonstrates, more thoroughly than the previous editions, that aging is socially constructed. Among texts on aging the book is unique in its clear focus on the differences in aging for women and men, as well as for people in different socioeconomic groups. Cruikshank is able to put aging in a broad context that not only focuses on how aging affects women but men, as well. Key updates in the third edition include changes in the health care system, changes in how long older Americans are working especially given the impact of the recession, and new material on the brain and mind-body interconnections. Cruikshank impressively challenges conventional ideas about aging in this third edition of Learning to be Old. This will be a must-read for everyone interested in new ideas surrounding aging in America today.



Editions
Hardcover
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3 edition from Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc (February 14, 2013)
9781442213647 | details & prices | 281 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $99.00
2 edition from Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc (December 15, 2008)
9780742565937 | details & prices | 253 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.18 lbs | List price $75.00
About: What does it mean to grow old in America today?
from Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc (October 1, 2002)
9780847698486 | details & prices | 244 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $83.00
About: What does it mean to grow old in America today?
Paperback
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3 edition from Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc (February 14, 2013)
9781442213654 | details & prices | 281 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.88 lbs | List price $33.00
About: Margaret Cruikshank’s Learning to Be Old examines what it means to grow old in America today.
2 edition from Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc (December 28, 2008)
9780742565944 | details & prices | 253 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $29.95
About: A third edition of this textbook is now available.
from Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc (November 1, 2002)
9780847698493 | details & prices | 244 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $29.95
About: What does it mean to grow old in America today?
Miscellaneous
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from Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc (January 16, 2009)
9780742565951 | details & prices | 266 pages | List price $75.00

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