Globalization, Time, and Aging

  • Steven L. ArxerEmail author
Part of the International Perspectives on Aging book series (Int. Perspect. Aging, volume 7)


For the most part, social gerontology has emphasized one temporal orientation. The idea that social gerontology has a penchant for linear, chronological time is well-documented (Adam 1990; Hendricks and Peters 1986; Seltzer 1976; Kastenbaum 1966). Despite efforts to include personal and sociocultural renditions of temporality, gerontological research continues to use chronological age as the primary way to define their population and understand life changes.


Aging Process Successful Aging Temporal Movement Newtonian Model Normative Prescription 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of North Texas at DallasDallasUSA

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