ERIC Number: ED314707
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
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The Conceptual Status of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Social Gerontological Theory and Research.
Jackson, James S.
Research in social gerontology has become increasingly concerned with issues related to race, ethnicity, national origin and gender. The bulk of this research has merely described interesting differences among groups. This presentation suggests that theory and research on race, ethnicity, and gender groups, particularly in a noncomparative paradigm, can have important consequences for developing a general theory in the social and behavioral sciences. Examples from contemporary research are used to illustrate this point. It is proposed that these examples may provide a prototype for the type of theorizing and research using race, ethnicity, and gender that will be more pluralistic, expand social science concepts, measures, and approaches, and lead to theories of human development and aging that may be more universal. Thirty-one references are attached. (Author/TE)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (42nd, Minneapolis, MN, November 17-21, 1989).