Wilmoth publishes new textbook on gerontology

GerontologyThe fourth edition of Gerontology:  Perspectives and Issues, co-edited by Janet Wilmoth, professor of sociology and director of the SU Aging Studies Institute, has just been published.  The latest volume of this core graduate level textbook has added six new chapters examining biology, exercise science/nutrition, communication science, geriatric medicine and nursing, demography, anthropology, economics, human development, psychology, political science, sociology, social work, and law, to provide broadly drawn perspectives on the study of aging.  

The book places special emphasis on current challenges regarding policy and the delivery of services in the face of fiscal uncertainty. It also covers international outlooks on aging, given the increasing influence of globalization on individual lives.