This book discusses the challenges of age, time, and social context for the study of aging and later life. It considers gerontologists' attempts to describe and explain life patterns over many decades, with attention to the influence of social contexts. Eleven chapters introduce life-course concepts, principles, and methods and consider their impliaquot;Invitation to the Life Course explores how greater attention to these matters might revolutionize scholarship on aging and later life. How might it shift the questions we ask and theories we use?
|Title||:||Invitation to the Life Course|
|Author||:||Richard A. Settersten|