- Harvard University Press
The End Game: How Inequality Shapes Our Final Years
- Corey M Abramson
- Harvard University Press
- 9 X 5.6 X 0.7 inches
- 0.8 pounds
- Social Science > Gerontology
Winner of the Outstanding Publication Award, Section on Aging and the Life Course, American Sociological Association
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.
Avoiding reductionist frameworks and showing the hugely varying lifestyles of Californian seniors, The End Game poses a profound question: how can provision of services for the elderly cater for individual circumstances and not merely treat the aged as one grey block? Abramson eloquently and comprehensively expounds this complex question.
--Michael Warren, LSE Review of Books
The author's approach situates inequality experienced by older Americans in a real world context and links culture, social life, biological life, and structural disparities in ways that allow readers to understand the intersectionality of diversity imbued in the lives of older Americans...Abramson opens a window into the reality of old age, the importance of culture and the impact it has on shared/prior experiences, and the inequalities that structure them.
--A. L. Lewis, Choice
Corey M. Abramson is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Arizona. Professor Abramson’s research uses a combination of quantitative, qualitative, and computational methods to understand how persistent social inequalities structure the life course and are reproduced over time.
His comparative ethnography on aging and inequality, The End Game: How Inequality Shapes Our Final Years was published by Harvard University Press and received the Outstanding Publication Award by the American Sociological Association Section (ASA) on Aging and the Life Course, featured in national media outlets including The New York Times and The Atlantic, and translated into Korean. Abramson’s methodological works—including pieces published in Sociological Methodology, Health Affairs, Ethnography, BMJ Open, and Beyond the Case (Oxford University Press, co-edited with Neil Gong)—focus on (1) articulating the value of methodological pluralism and (2) developing strategies for integrating computational techniques to improve the scalability, transparency, and replicability of multi-site ethnographic projects.
Source: The University of Arizona - School of Sociology
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