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The Many Faces of Dependency in Old Age, Baltes, Margret M.
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Author Name    Baltes, Margret M.

Title   The Many Faces of Dependency in Old Age

Binding   Paperback

Book Condition   Used - Acceptable

Publisher    Cambridge University Press 1996-07-28 00:00:00.000

ISBN Number    052149804X / 9780521498043

Seller ID   Z1-Q-036-02214

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Margret Baltes, a major researcher in gerontology, challenges the view that dependence is a negative and unnecessary consequence of aging. In this important volume, she presents her theory of learned dependency based on twenty years of research, which holds that dependency plays an important role in successful aging and is a resourceful adaptation to aging losses. This book attempts to correct the bias toward the virtues of independence over the vicissitudes of dependence, a predominantly North American view. It stresses that dependencies are not always dysfunctions, representing loss. Baltes also incorporates European, Japanese and feminist ideas about juxtaposing individuality and connectedness in the mature adult.

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