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Older Men's Lives

by E Thompson SAGE Publications, Inc
Pub Date:
08/1994
ISBN:
9780803950801
Format:
Hbk 276 pages
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The first comprehensive exploration on the subject of older men, Older Men`s Lives offers a multidisciplinary portrait of men and their concerns in later life. Using both a life-course and gendered perspective, the contributors to this collection of original articles point out that the image and self-image of men are continuously reconstructed over the life cycle. They examine older men`s position in society and the changes wrought in their status and roles over time. Their relationship with their spouses, children, grandchildren, and friends are also explored, as are policy implications of a gendered, life-cycle view of masculinity. This volume also discusses faith development in older men, masculinity identity from work to retirement, older men`s sexuality, and older men`s friendship patterns. Older Men`s Lives will be of interest to professionals and students interested in gender, men`s studies, gerontology, and sociology. ''This book begins to remedy the lack of information and provides data and research on aging men. . . .The strength of this book is the specificity of its focus. By focusing solely on male concerns the book is able to identify issues in the male aging process and discuss them on their own terms rather than simply as a contrast to females.'' --Clinical Gerontologist

PART ONE: THE SOCIAL MEANING OF AGE AND GENDER
Older Men as Men in Contemporary Society - Edward H Thompson, Jr
PART TWO: BECOMING AN OLDER MAN: DEVELOPMENTAL PERSPECTIVES
`Successful Aging' and Psychological Well-Being - George E Vaillant
Evidence from a Forty-Five Year Study
The Work Oriented Culture - Kenneth Solomon and Peggy A Szwabo
Success and Power in Elderly Men
Development and Pathology in Post-Parental Men - David L Gutmann and Margaret Hellie Huyck
A Community Study
Faith Development of Older Men - Barbara Pittard Payne
Masculinity Identity from Work to Retirement - Theodore J Gradman
PART THREE: THE SOCIAL WORLDS OF OLDER MEN
A Gender Analysis of Older Men's Sexuality - William Marsiglo and Richard A Greer
Social, Psychological, and Biological Dimensions
A Typology of Orientations Toward Household and Marital Roles of Older Men and Women - Patricia M Keith
Older Men's Friendship Patterns - Rebecca G Adams
Men's Ties to Siblings in Old Age - Sarah Matthews
Contributing Factors to Availability and Quality
Old Men as Fathers and Grandfathers - Jeanne L Thomas
Older Men and the Family Caregiving Orientation - Leonard Kaye and Jeffery Applegate
PART FOUR: GENDER AND AGE POLICY
Making Gender Visible in Public Policy - Judith Gonyea