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- SAGE Publications 2000; US$ 57.00
Providing a comprehensive overview of themes of ageing from a global perspective, this ambitious text introduces the reader to a wide range of issues and policies on ageing. Topics examined include: theoretical perspectives on ageing in society; demographic trends; roles played by older people as political actors; migration; health; pensions; family... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2000; US$ 64.00
This book reviews recent trends, reforms and lessons learned in the 29 OECD countries as they relate to ageing. Recent reforms have been driven mainly by fiscal factors - to adjust systems such as pensions and long-term care to the ageing of the baby boom generation. This remains a main concern in many countries. A new reform agenda is emerging, however,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95
Susan Jacoby, an unsparing chronicler of unreason in American culture, now offers an impassioned, tough-minded critique of the myth that a radically new old age?unmarred by physical or mental deterioration, financial problems, or intimate loneliness?awaits the huge baby boom generation. Combining historical, social, and economic analysis with personal... more...
- Charles C Thomas 2007; US$ 47.95
Aging does not occur in isolation but is a reflection of societal attitudes and resulting practical outcomes. Practical responses are principally the purview of engineering, technology, and the biomedical sciences, while the societal attitudes represent the ethical, philosophical, and social bases of the culture. Together they provide the inevitable... more...
- Springer Publishing Company 2010; US$ 90.00
A must-have professional reference for researchers and educators in psychology, sociology, anthropology, public health, genetics, medicine, and the biological sciences, this issue of the Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics discusses how complex biological, behavioral, and social systems interact to create and impact health. This knowledge is... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 45.00
Elderburbia: Aging with a Sense of Place in America argues that aging is not about time and the body, but about place and relationships. Drawing on the fascinating, multidisciplinary field of ethnography, it gives readers a deeper understanding of how the aging experience is shaped by where people call home, as well as a look at what makes a place... more...
- Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 102.95
The Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, 7e, summarizes the research literature on the social aspects of aging. The 7e will have 88% new material and authors with 25 chapters: 22 of the chapters will be on completely new topics. Separated into four sections, the fully revised handbook will cover theory and methods, aging and social structure,... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 46.00
This book explains the current issues in cognition, aging, and psychopathology. more...
- Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 24.95
The indisputable fact of Japan's rapidly aging population has been known for some time. But beyond statistics and implications for the future, we do not know much about the actual aging process. Senior citizens and their varied experiences have, for the most part, been obscured by stereotypes. This fascinating new collection of research on the elderly... more...