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Future of the Sociology of Age (s)


Age and aging shape the society of the future. The book shows that, due to the effects on society, differentiated analyzes of the social reality of old age are becoming increasingly important and that the further development of a corresponding sociology is necessary for the future.


Age Relationship Family Generation Gerontology Society Culture Solidarity Welfare State Sociology Future Social Conflicts

Editors and affiliations

  • Gertrud M. Backes
  • Wolfgang Clemens
  1. 1. Department of Social WorkUniversity of KasselKasselGermany
  2. 2. Department of Social SciencesFree University of BerlinBerlinGermany

About the editors

Dr. Gertrud M. Backes, Professor of Social Gerontology, University of Kassel;
PD Dr. Wolfgang Clemens, Academic Councilor and Private Lecturer, Institute for Sociology, FU Berlin.

Bibliographic information

  • Book TitleFuture of the Sociology of Age (n) s
  • Editors Gertrud M. Backes
    Wolfgang Clemens
  • Series TitleSeries Age (s) and Society
  • DOIhttps: //
  • Copyright InformationVS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 2002
  • Publisher NameVS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden
  • eBook PackagesSpringer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN978-3-8100-3572-1
  • eBook ISBN978-3-322-97569-0
  • Edition Number1
  • Number of Pages, 308
  • Number of Illustrations11 b / w illustrations, 0 illustrations in color
  • Topics Sociology of Family, Youth and Aging
    Social Sciences, general
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