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“The ideal supplement for your introductory aging or social gerontology courses, Worlds of Difference, Third Edition, is the only book for undergraduates that addresses the diversity of aging experiences in society by race, gender and social class. “The virtue of this book is that it makes a multicultural, systems of inequality approach to the study of aging accessible to students and it does so by letting people from privileged as well as disadvantaged perspectives speak for themselves”…. Robin Moremen, Northern Illinois University.”

Listening to the Young(er)
Listening to the young(er)
CarolynHeilbrun

Although the old, as we are daily warned, are growing in numbers while the population of the young yearly declines, it is the young who influence the world we live in. Everyone from actors to tennis players to writers is getting younger. Except in advertisements of dentifrices designed for the wearers of false teeth or laxatives to rescue the aging from their constipation, the young dominate the airwaves, television, the fashion ads, the Internet (and the technology to access it), and the movies. The aging, while nervous about HMOs, Medicare, and Social Security, do not seem to play a very large role in this country's affairs—aging women even less than men. If, therefore, we wish to keep up ...

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