Description

The Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, Seventh Edition summarizes the research literature on the social aspects of aging.  The Seventh Edition will have 88% new material and authors with 25 chapters: 22 of the chapters will be on completely new topics.  Separated into four sections, the fully revised handbook will cover Theory and Methods, Aging and Social Structure, Social Factors and Social Institutions, and Aging and Society.

Details

No. of pages:
388
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780123808813
Print ISBN:
9780123808806

About the editor

Linda George

Linda K. George is Professor of Sociology at Duke University where she also serves as Associate Director of the Duke University Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development. She is a fellow and past president of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). She is former chair of the Aging and Life Course Section and the Sociology of Mental Health Section of the American Sociological Association (ASA). She is former editor of the Journal of Gerontology, Social Sciences. She is currently associate editor of Social Psychology Quarterly and former associate editor of Demography. Professor George is the author or editor of eight books and author of more than 250 journal articles and book chapters. She co-edited the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh editions of the Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences. Her major research interests include social factors and illness, stress and social support, and mental health and well-being across the life course. Among the honors Professor George has received are Phi Beta Kappa, the Duke University Distinguished Teaching Award, the Mentorship Award from the Behavioral and Social Sciences Section of GSA, the Dean’s Mentoring Award from the Graduate School of Duke University, the Kleemeier Award from the GSA, and the Matilda White Riley Award from the ASA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Duke University, Durham, NC, USA