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Achenbaum, W. Andrew

Overview
Works: 41 works in 145 publications in 2 languages and 7,846 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Cross-cultural studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography‡vDictionaries  Terminology  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HQ1064.U5, 301.4350973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by W. Andrew Achenbaum
Old age in the new land : the American experience since 1790 by W. Andrew Achenbaum( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in English and held by 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social security : visions and revisions by W. Andrew Achenbaum( Book )

22 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Older Americans, vital communities : a bold vision for societal aging by W. Andrew Achenbaum( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social welfare in America : an annotated bibliography( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crossing frontiers : gerontology emerges as a science by W. Andrew Achenbaum( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although philosophers, physicians, and others have long pondered the meanings and experiences of growing older, gerontology did not emerge as a scientific field of inquiry in the United States until the twentieth century. The study of aging borrows from a variety of other disciplines, including medicine, psychology, sociology and anthropology, but its own scientific basis is still developing. Despite dozens of aging-related journals, and a notable increase in state, regional, national and international networks, there are no widely shared techniques or distinctive methods. Theories of aging remain partial and tentative. By tracing intellectual networks and analyzing institutional patterns, Crossing Frontiers shows how old age became a 'problem' worth investigating and how a multidisciplinary orientation took shape. Gerontology is a marginal intellectual enterprise but its very strengths and weaknesses illuminate the politics of specialization and academic turf-fighting in U.S. higher education
The Changing contract across generations( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Generational conflict has attracted considerable attention in the media and within academic circles during the past decade. At the center of this collection of papers analyzing various facets of that conflict lie complex issues of generational equity - issues that will remain important for the framing of public policy during the 1990s. What do the young and the middle-aged owe the elderly? In discharging that debt, to what extent are they able to provide for their own old age in a climate of changing notions of welfare? What light do the longer perspectives of history shed on these issues? What role do kinship, gender, and economic status play?" "The papers commissioned by Bengtson and Achenbaum are intended to give greater analytic rigor to current debates. The volume is interdisciplinary not only by theoretical intent but by the practical imperatives of gerontology. More than a dozen sociologists, economists, historians, demographers, and policy analysts discuss the meanings and ambiguities that are inherent in terms such as "generation," "equity," "compact," "contract," and "conflict, "in order to assess how relations between the age groups seem to vary from one sociohistorical context to the next." "This distinguished group of contributors raises comparative issues throughout, assessing variations in generational ties by gender, race, class, and geographic location. Several project the extent to which recent changes in the political economy, public philosophy, and demographic structure of most "modern" societies presage greater conflicts, or greater consensus, in family members' relationships and social ties."--Jacket
Shades of gray : old age, American values, and Federal policies since 1920 by W. Andrew Achenbaum( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Images of old age in America : 1790 to the present by W. Andrew Achenbaum( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Societal impact on aging : historical perspectives( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles in gerontology : a biographical dictionary by W. Andrew Achenbaum( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changing perceptions of aging and the aged( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Key words in sociocultural gerontology by W. Andrew Achenbaum( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert N. Butler, MD : visionary of healthy aging by W. Andrew Achenbaum( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Neil Butler (1927-2010) was a scholar, researcher, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author who revolutionized the way the world thinks about aging. Emphasizing the progressive aspects of his approach and insight, Achenbaum affirms the ongoing relevance of Butler's work to gerontology, geriatrics, medicine, social work, and other fields
The aging society( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old age in the United States : 1790 to the present by W. Andrew Achenbaum( )

7 editions published between 1976 and 1984 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nothing as rich as human life : a conversation with Bernice Neugarten, PhD. by Bernice L Neugarten( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys Bernice Neugarten's career in the study of human development and of aging, including her collaborations with leading gerontologists, particularly Robert Havighurst; her assessment of her major contributions to the field and her published work; her insights into the connection between gerentology and social policy; her evaluation of how gerontology has progressed and her predictions for its future
Farklı seslerin ahengi : Gülen hareketi( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Turkish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resource guide for development and aging by W. Andrew Achenbaum( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visions and Revisions : a Twentieth Century Fund Study by W. Andrew Achenbaum( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crossing Frontiers by W. Andrew Achenbaum( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Social security : visions and revisions
Alternative Names
Achenbaum, Andrew

Achenbaum, W. A.

에이켄바움, W. 앤드루

에이켄바움, 앤드루

에이켄바움, 앤드류

アッカンバウム, アンドル

Languages
English (116)

Turkish (2)

Covers
Older Americans, vital communities : a bold vision for societal agingSocial welfare in America : an annotated bibliographyCrossing frontiers : gerontology emerges as a scienceSocietal impact on aging : historical perspectivesProfiles in gerontology : a biographical dictionaryChanging perceptions of aging and the aged