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Aging Concepts and Controversies, 7th Edition

Presenting current research in an innovative format, Aging: Concepts and Controversies encourages students to become involved and take an informed stand on the major aging issues that we face as a society. Leading author and active expert in gerontology Rick Moody provides thorough explanation of the issues in the Concepts sections and current research in the Controversy sections, demonstrating the close link between concepts and controversies in these broad areas of aging: health care, socioeconomic trends, and the life course.

About the Author

Harry R. Moody is a graduate of Yale University and received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Columbia University. He has taught philosophy at Columbia University, Hunter College, New York University, and the University of California at Santa Cruz.  He recently retired as Vice President and Director of Academic Affairs for AARP in Washington, DC.  He is currently Visiting Professor at Tohoku University in Japan, and Distinguished Visiting Professor at Fielding Graduate University.  Dr. Moody previously served as Executive Director of the Brookdale Center on Aging at Hunter College and Chairman of the Board of Elderhostel (now Road Scholar). Moody is the author of over 100 scholarly articles, as well as a number of books including: Abundance of Life: Human Development Policies for an Aging Society (Columbia University Press, 1988) and Ethics in an Aging Society (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992). His most recent book, The Five Stages of the Soul, was published by Doubleday Anchor Books and has been translated into seven languages worldwide.  He is the editor of a newsletter, “Human Values in Aging,” reaching 10,000 subscribers each month. In 2011 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society on Aging and in 2008 he was named by Utne Reader Magazine as one of  “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.”

Jennifer R. Sasser is Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Human Sciences at Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon, where she coordinates the gerontology program. She joined the Marylhurst faculty in 1997 and since that time has been involved in the design and implementation of many on-campus and Web-based courses and programs for adult learners, including the graduate and undergraduate certificate programs in gerontology. While conducting her doctoral work at Oregon State University, she was a graduate teaching and research fellow, as well as the first recipient of the AARP/Andrus Foundation Graduate Fellowship in Gerontology. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Sasser has studied and written about creativity in later life; older women’s embodiment; critical gerontological theory; and transformational adult learning practices. She served on the Oregon Gerontological Association Board of Directors starting in 2005 and was President of the Board for three years. In 2012, she received a Distinguished Teacher award from the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.

This book is highly relevant to America’s problems with quickly aging population. It is pretty easy to read and I find it very interesting.

As far as price goes, this was definitely a deal to purchase this textbook for school. At the college the prices are a bit on the looney side and this was SO much more reasonable. It is also the exact book needed even though a newer version, so I am very appreciative. The shipping was good and I paid for it to be here right away and, yeah, it was.

The actual textbook is very dry reading. I have had the luck of a lot of my textbooks to present new knowledge in a fun and engaging manner. Not so much for the Concepts and Controversies of Aging.

Therefore, if you are getting this book for class, definitely get it through amazon, you will be happy. But if you are just interested in the topic, I may suggest finding a more engaging presentation for the material.

Product Details :

  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc; Seventh Edition edition (December 9, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1452203091
  • ISBN-13: 978-1452203096
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.4 x 1.2 inches

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