Ways of Aging

Ways of Aging

Editor(s): Jaber F. Gubrium, James A. Holstein

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631230588

Online ISBN: 9780470756157

DOI: 10.1002/9780470756157

About this Book

Written and edited by social gerontologists, and focusing on everyday experiences, these essays draw from original case studies to look at the diverse ways of growing and being older.


  • Collects ten original essays on the aging experience, written by prominent social gerontologists.
  • Highlights diverse ways of growing and being older.
  • Offers detailed portraits of a broad range of experiences, including those of the homeless, the retirement community, sexual nonconformists, and the disabled.
  • Addresses stereotypes of the aging process and provides diverse examples of individual experiences.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Persistence

  2. Part II: Adaptation

  3. Part III: Change

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