List of Contributors.
Part I: Conceptualizing the Aging Experience:.
1. The Cultural Trap: The Language of Images: Haim Hazan (Tel Aviv University).
2. The Personal Trap: The Language of Self-Presentation: Haim Hazim (Tel Aviv University, Israel).
3. Further Thoughts on the Theory of Disengagement: Elaine Cumming (retired, formerly at the State University of New York, Albany).
4. A Current Theoretical Issue in Social Gerontology: Arnold M. Rose (deceased, formerly of the University of Minnesota).
5. A Continuity Theory of Normal Aging: Robert C. Atchley (retired, formerly at Columbia University).
Part II: Aging and Identity:.
6. A Decade of Reminders: Changing Age Consciousness Between Fifty and Sixty Years Old: David A. Karp (Boston College).
7. Identity Foreclosure: Women's Experiences of Widowhood as Expressed in Autobiographical Accounts: Deborah Kestin Van Den Hoonard (St. Thomas University, Canada).
8. The Ageless Self: Sharon R. Kaufman (University of California, San Francisco).
Part III: Work and Retirement:.
9. Retirement as a Social Role: Robert C. Atchley (retired, formerly at Miami University, Ohio).
10. The Unbearable Lightness of Retirement: Joel Savishinsky (Ithaca College, New York).
11. "One of Your Better Low-Class Hotels": Joyce Stephens (State University of New York at Fredonia).
"Making It": Joyce Stephens (State University of New York at Fredonia).
Part IV: Interpersonal Relationships:.
13. Friendship Styles: Sarah H. Matthews (Cleveland State University).
14. The Significance of Work Friends in Late Life: Doris Francis (formerly at the New School for Social Research, New York).
15. Filial Obligations and Kin Support for Elderly People: Janet Finch (University of Keele, UK) and Jennifer Mason (University of Leeds, UK).
Part V: Living Arrangements:.
16. Parental Dependence and Filial Responsibility in the Nineteenth Century: Hial Hawley and Emily Hawley Gillespie, 1884-1885: Emily K. Abel (University of California, Los Angeles).
17. An Old Age Community: Arlie Russell Hochschild (University of California, Berkeley).
18. Resisting Institutionalization: Constructing Old Age and Negotiating Home: Pia C. Kontos (University of Toronto).
Part VI: The Aging Body:.
19. Managing Aging in Young Adulthood: The 'Aging' Table Dancer: Carol Rambo Ronai (University of Memphis).
20. Narratives of the Gendered Body in Popular Autobiography: Mary M. Gergen (Pennsylvania State University) and Kenneth J. Gergen (Swarthmore College).
21. Stigmatizing a 'Normal' Condition: Urinary Incontinence in Late Life: Linda S. Mitteness (University of California, San Francisco) and Judith C. Barker (University of California, San Francisco).
Part VII: The Aging Mind: .
22. Geriatric Ideology: The Myth of the Myth of Senility: James S. Goodwin (University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston).
23. Bringing the Social Back in: A Critique of the Biomedicalization of Dementia: Karen A. Lyman (Chaffey College, California).
24. The Mask of Dementia: Images of 'Demented Residents' in a Nursing Ward: Hava Golander (Tel Aviv University) and Aviad E. Raz (Tel Aviv University).
Part VIII: Caring and Caregiving:.
25. The Dependent Elderly, Home Health Care, and Strategies of Household Adaptation: Steven M. Albert (Columbia University).
26. The Unencumbered Child: Family Reputations and Responsibilities in the Care of Relatives with Alzheimer's Disease: Judith Globerman (University of Toronto).
27. Nursing Homes as Trouble: Timothy Diamond (California State University, Los Angeles).
Part IX: Death and Bereavement:.
28. A Death in Due Time: Conviction, Order, and Continuity in Ritual Drama: Barbara Myerhoff (deceased, previously at the University of Southern California).
29. Death in Very Old Age: A Personal Journey of Caregiving: Betty Risteen Hasselkus (University of Wisconsin).
30. The Social Context of Grief Among Adult Daughters Who Have Lost a Parent: Jennifer Klapper, Sidney Moss, Miriam Moss (all Philadelphia Geriatric Center), and Robert L. Rubinstein (University of Maryland, Baltimore).