Yenerall, Joseph D. Books
Dr. Yenerall is the Director of the Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy at Duquesne University. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Pennsylvania State University.1999 0-7734-8186-9
The specific focus of this book is with the rural aged, nationally and internationally. This group is thought to, because of age and place, 'lag behind' in a modernizing or modern society, causing them to be ignored in social scientific literature. The book builds a foundation of knowledge about a population which relatively little is known. In addition the information about the elderly will serve as a test of a major thesis in sociology and anthropology concerning the adaptation of groups to social change. The thesis is the cultural lag perspective whereby the elderly are referred to as a group that is left behind by the rapid and extensive social and cultural changes associated with modernization.