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Author Shield, Renée Rose.

Title Aging in today's world : conversations between an anthropologist and a physician / Renée Rose Shield and Stanley M. Aronson
Published New York, NY : Berghahn Books, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (256 pages)
Series Public issues in anthropological perspective ; v. 4
Public issues in anthropological perspective ; v. 4
Contents Acknowledgements Chapter 1. Introduction (RRS); Interlude: Death Be Not the Enemy (SMA) Chapter 2. Examining Our Assumptions (RRS); Commentary: Understanding Aging: Being Old Helps (SMA) Chapter 3. The Historical Demography of the Very Old (SMA); Commentary: What Are Some of the Implications of So Many Old People? (RRS) Chapter 4. Is Aging a Problem? (RRS); Commentary: The Problem of Elder Abuse (SMA) Chapter 5. (Negative) Associations to Growing Old: The Elderly Portrayed in Words (SMA); Commentary: Anthropological Musings on Dependency (RRS) Chapter 6. Mobility and Immobility: Stumbling, Tripping, Crumbling and Falling Amongst the Aged (SMA); Commentary: When They Fall Down (RRS) Chapter 7. Systemic Diseases of the Elderly and the Problem of Alcoholism: Two Points of View (SMA); Commentary: Practicalities and the Quality of Life (RRS) Chapter 8. Reflections On Retirement and the Concept of "Home" (RRS); Commentary: Vagrant Thoughts on Retirement (SMA) Chapter 9. Some Social and Ethical Implications of Dementia (RRS); Commentary: The Expectation of Sorrow as Anticipatory Grief (SMA); Interlude: Some Joys: My Personal Ode to Aging Thus Far (RRS) Chapter 10. Conclusion: The Face in the Mirror (SMA) Concluding Thoughts (RRS) References Cited; Index
Summary In this book, two professionals, an anthropologist and a physician, wrestle with the complex subject of aging. Two unique viewpoints are presented. While medicine approaches aging with special attention given to the body, its organs, and its functions over time, anthropology focuses on how the aged live within their cultural settings. As this volume makes clear, the two disciplines have a great deal to teach each other, and in a spirited exchange, the authors show how professional barriers can be surmounted. [from publisher's advertisement]
Subject Aging -- psychology.
Social Perception.
Aging -- Anthropological aspects.
Aging -- Physiological aspects.
Antropologische aspecten.
Medische aspecten.
Veroudering (demografie)
Aging -- Anthropological aspects.
Aging -- Physiological aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Aronson, Stanley M
ISBN 1782387242