TitleHandbook of Sociology of Aging
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2011
Series EditorSettersten, RA, Angel, JL
Series TitleHandbooks of Sociology and Social Research
PublisherSpringer New York
CityNew York, NY
ISBN Number978-1-4419-7374-0

Two forwards highlight the significance of the handbook for scholarship and and policy-making on aging. The chapters illustrate the field’s extraordinary breadth and depth, which have never before been represented in a single volume. They range from foundational matters, including classic and contemporary theories and methods, to topics of longstanding and emergent interest, such as social diversity and inequalities, social relationships, social institutions, economies and governments, social vulnerabilities, public health, and care arrangements. The volume closes with a set of personal essays by senior scholars who share their experiences and hopes for the field, and an essay by the editors that previews some of the most exciting aspects for the decade ahead.