Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Journal furnishing social scientific analysis to understand problems of social policy, politics, and welfare.

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 1, March

Aging and Older Men: Thoughts, Reflections and Issues: Introduction
Efforts across many fields engaged in addressing the population of aging in this country have tended to create a nearly homogenous cohort that often does not recognize the heterogeneity of aging across gender, race, ethnicity, geography, socioeconomic...
Grandfathers and the Impact of Raising Grandchildren
Objectives. As grandparents are continuing to take on the responsible of raising their grandchildren in the absence of parents much attention in the literature is given to women. Little is known about the adjustment that older men make in these families....
Honoring the Elders: Interviews with Two Lakota Men
The beliefs that honoring the elders, commitment to family, and the connectedness to all creation are paramount are intrinsic to Lakota culture. Two Lakota elders, Albert White Hat, Sr. and Sylvan White Hat, Sr. are interviewed for this article. They...
Meeting the Needs of Older Men: Challenges for Those in Helping Professions
The uniqueness of men's lives has not been revealed in the social service literature. Therefore policy makers and practitioners are without the necessary knowledge base and research to create programs and services that will engage men and, in particular,...
Principles of Clinical Practice with Older Men
Older men are much less likely to be aware of community services available to them and they are less likely to utilize services generally. This underutilization is affected by tire way in which social services are organized and how practitioners function...
Shifting Identity: Process and Change in Identity of Aging Mexican-American Males
This article addresses the shift in machismo identity that occurs in Mexican-American male identity and the developmental process and the change in one's role as an elderly Mexican-American man. Socialization of male-ism in Mexican-American boys...
Social Security and the African American Male (a Cash Transfer System)
All employed workers are required to contribute to the Social Security System; however, a disproportionate percentage of African American males never live long enough to collect any benefits from their contributions. On the other hand, the life-expectancy...
The Contemporary Older Man: Summary and Discussion
This edition of the Journal has included a series of articles on the contemporary man in his elder years and the challenges and opportunities he may face. For example, an article by Bullock brings attentions to the increasing number of grandfathers...
The Peculiarities of Men Aging: A Collection of Anecdotes
Men are reticent to share with others the slow realization that with age they begin to confront a world that they had not expected. They had not expected to grow old. Now that this is happening, men have few relationships that permit them to share...
Viagra: Medical Technology Constructing Aging Masculinity
Medicalization and commodification of the body through technology in the form of Viagra and other erectile dysfunction drugs is reinforcing the cultural expectations that ageing men are required to age well to maintain youthful masculinity. Ageing...
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