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Table of Contents

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Introduction
Introduction: Critical Perspectives in Social Gerontology – Jan Baars, Dale Dannefer, Chris Phillipson, and Alan Walker
Section 1: Dimension of Critical Gerontology
Beyond Neomodernism, Antimodernism, and Postmodernism: Basic Categories for Contemporary Critical Gerontology – Jan Baars
Aging and Globalization: Issues for Critical Gerontology and Political Economy – Chris Phillipson
Reexamining the Political Economy of Aging: Understanding the Structure/Agency Tension – Alan Walker
Critical Feminist Perspectives, Aging, and Social Policy – Carroll Estes
Reciprocal Co-Optation: The Relationship of Critical Theory and Social Gerontology – Dale Dannefer
Section 2: Critical Dimensions Of Medicalization: Aging And Health As Cultural Products
From Chronology to Functionality: Critical Reflections on the Gerontology of the Body – Stephen Katz
Empowering the Old: Critical Gerontology and Anti-Aging in a Global Context – Neal King and Toni Calasanti
Dementia in the Iron Cage: The Biopsychiatric Construction of Alzheimer’s Dementia – Kathryn Douthit
Section 3: Age And Inequality: Local, National, And Global Dynamics
The Emerging Postmodern Culture of Aging and Retirement Security – Larry Polivka and Charles F. Longino, Jr.
Dynamics of Late-Life Inequality: Modeling the Interplay of Health Disparities, Economic Resources, and Public Policies – Stephen Crystal
Health, Aging, and America’s Poor: Ethnographic Insights on Family Co-morbidity and Cumulative Disadvantage – Linda M. Burton and Keith E. Whitfield
Culture, Migration, Inequality, and “Periphery” in a Globalized World: Challenges for Ethno- and Anthropogerontology – Sandra Torres
Globalization and Critical Theory: Political Economy of World Population Issues – John A. Vincent
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