|The ELDERLY as MODERN PIONEERS|
" The leaders in the extraordinary revolution of which editor Philip Silverman writes are the elderly, the "modern pioneers" in our changed and changing society.
" Each chapter emphasizes one or more of three major dimensions of aging: biological, psychological, and sociocultural.
I. Introduction: The Life Course Perspective
II. Biological Theories of Aging
III. The Human Life Span
IV. Studies of Longevity
V. Sensory, Perceptual, and Motor Function in Human Aging
VI. Cognition and Aging: The Emergence of a New Tradition
VII. Personality in Later Years
VIII. Sex in the Later Years
IX. A Demographic Perspective on Aging
X. Family Life
XI. Community Settings
XII. The Effects of Social Class and Ethnicity on the Aging Process
XIII. Age in Cross-Cultural Perspective: An Evolutionary Approach
XIV. Comparative Studies
XV. The Living Dead: Cultural Constructions of the Oldest Old
XVI. Mental Disorders among the Elderly: Dementia and Its Sociocultural Correlates
XVII. The Institutional Segregation of the Aged
XVIII. Death and Dying
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