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The end game : how inequality shapes our final years, Corey M. Abramson

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The end game : how inequality shapes our final years
Title
The end game
Title remainder
how inequality shapes our final years
Statement of responsibility
Corey M. Abramson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Senior citizens from all walks of life face a gauntlet of physical, psychological, and social hurdles. But do the disadvantages some people accumulate over the course of their lives make their final years especially difficult? Or does the quality of life among poor and affluent seniors converge at some point? The End Game investigates whether persistent socioeconomic, racial, and gender divisions in America create inequalities that structure the lives of the elderly. Corey Abramson's portraits of seniors from diverse backgrounds offer an intimate look at aging as a stratified social process. They illustrate that disparities in wealth, access to health care, neighborhood conditions, and networks of friends and family shape how different people understand and adapt to the challenges of old age. Social Security and Medicare are helpful but insufficient to alleviate deep structural inequalities. Yet material disadvantages alone cannot explain why seniors respond to aging in different ways. Culture, in all its variations, plays a crucial role. Abramson argues that studying the experience of aging is central to understanding inequality, in part because this segment of the population is rapidly growing. But there is another reason. The shared challenges of the elderly<U+0127> �declining mobility and health, loss of loved ones and friends<U+0127> �affect people across the socioeconomic spectrum, allowing for powerful ethnographic comparisons that are difficult to make earlier in life. The End Game makes clear that, despite the shared experiences of old age, inequality remains a powerful arbiter of who wins and who loses in American society.--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abramson, Corey M.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Older people
  • Aging
  • Ageism
  • Discrimination
Label
The end game : how inequality shapes our final years, Corey M. Abramson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: The End Game 1. "Old Is a Different Animal Altogether": The Shared Predicaments of the End Game 2. The Uneven Playing Field: Disparate Contexts and Resources in Old Age 3. Game-Day Strategies: How Prior Experiences Shape Cultural Strategies in the Present 4. Team Dynamics: The Meanings of Social Ties Conclusion: How Inequality Shapes Our Final Years Methodological Appendix Notes References Acknowledgments Index
Control code
FIEb17724958
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9780674743953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)893709511
Label
The end game : how inequality shapes our final years, Corey M. Abramson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: The End Game 1. "Old Is a Different Animal Altogether": The Shared Predicaments of the End Game 2. The Uneven Playing Field: Disparate Contexts and Resources in Old Age 3. Game-Day Strategies: How Prior Experiences Shape Cultural Strategies in the Present 4. Team Dynamics: The Meanings of Social Ties Conclusion: How Inequality Shapes Our Final Years Methodological Appendix Notes References Acknowledgments Index
Control code
FIEb17724958
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9780674743953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)893709511

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