Handbook of Families and Aging

Handbook of Families and Aging

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This comprehensive reference in family gerontology reviews and critiques the recent theoretical, empirical, and methodological literature; identifies future research directions; and makes recommendations for gerontology professionals.


This comprehensive reference in family gerontology reviews and critiques the recent theoretical, empirical, and methodological literature; identifies future research directions; and makes recommendations for gerontology professionals.


• Comprises 23 chapters of all-original work covering background information, relationships, contexts of family life, and turning points such as retirement and divorce

• Contributions from 46 distinguished scholars recognized as leading experts in their fields

• Citations for cutting-edge research on each topic, plus foundational references in new areas

• A detailed topic index



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Blieszner (human development, Virginia Tech) and Bedford (psychology, U. of Indianapolis) bring together 23 essays in this handbook on family gerontology for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and gerontology practitioners. Researchers in public health, psychology, gerontology, sociology, human development and family studies, and human ecology in the US, Canada, and Switzerland address traditional and new family structures as they relate to aging. They examine demographic trends, theoretical directions, and new research methods; marital and partner, sibling, and intergenerational relationships, as well as discretionary and fictive kin; ethnic and cultural, rural location, policy, and legal influences; retirement, illness and caregiving, grief and bereavement, and divorce and widowhood (new to this edition); and emerging research themes. This edition integrates recent legal issues and topics like step-family relationships, immigration, peripheral family ties, and new contexts like gender, race, class, elder abuse, and technology. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, c2012
Edition: 2nd ed
Description: x, 616 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780313381737
0313381739
9781440828638
1440828636
9780313381744
0313381747
Branch Call Number: 305.26 Han

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