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Older Men's Lives
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Older Men's Lives

Edited by:
  • Edward H. Thompson - College of Holy Cross, Sociology and Anthropology, USA, Holy Cross College, USA

Volume: 6
Other Titles in:
Men's Studies

August 1994 | 276 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
In this multidisciplinary portrait of men and their concerns in later life, the contributors use both a life course and gendered perspective to point out that the image and self-image of men are continually reconstructed throughout the life cycle. Issues examined include: the position of older men in society and the changes wrought in their status and roles over time; men's relationships to spouse, children, grandchildren and friends; and policy implications.
 
PART ONE: THE SOCIAL MEANING OF AGE AND GENDER
Edward H Thompson, Jr
Older Men as Men in Contemporary Society
 
PART TWO: BECOMING AN OLDER MAN: DEVELOPMENTAL PERSPECTIVES
George E Vaillant
`Successful Aging' and Psychological Well-Being
Evidence from a Forty-Five Year Study

 
Kenneth Solomon and Peggy A Szwabo
The Work Oriented Culture
Success and Power in Elderly Men

 
David L Gutmann and Margaret Hellie Huyck
Development and Pathology in Post-Parental Men
A Community Study

 
Barbara Pittard Payne
Faith Development of Older Men
Theodore J Gradman
Masculinity Identity from Work to Retirement
 
PART THREE: THE SOCIAL WORLDS OF OLDER MEN
William Marsiglo and Richard A Greer
A Gender Analysis of Older Men's Sexuality
Social, Psychological, and Biological Dimensions

 
Patricia M Keith
A Typology of Orientations Toward Household and Marital Roles of Older Men and Women
Rebecca G Adams
Older Men's Friendship Patterns
Sarah Matthews
Men's Ties to Siblings in Old Age
Contributing Factors to Availability and Quality

 
Jeanne L Thomas
Old Men as Fathers and Grandfathers
Leonard Kaye and Jeffery Applegate
Older Men and the Family Caregiving Orientation
 
PART FOUR: GENDER AND AGE POLICY
Judith Gonyea
Making Gender Visible in Public Policy

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