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Gerontology

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  • Life Is So Goodby George Dawson; Richard Glaubman

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 15.00

      ?Things will be all right. People need to hear that. Life is good, just as it is. There isn?t anything I would change about my life.??George Dawson   In this remarkable book, George Dawson, a slave?s grandson who learned to read at age 98 and lived to the age of 103, reflects on his life and shares valuable lessons in living, as well... more...

  • The Virtues of Agingby Jimmy Carter

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.00

    "We are not alone in our worry about both the physical aspect of aging and the prejudice that exists toward the elderly, which is similar to racism or sexism. What makes it different is that the prejudice also exists among those of us who are either within this group or rapidly approaching it. When I have mentioned the title of this book to a few people,... more...

  • Volunteerism in Geriatric Settingsby Vera R Jackson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.00

    Volunteerism in Geriatric Settings is an instructional tool for activity directors and others interested in successful volunteer program management. It examines three dimensions of volunteerism: the distinctive dynamics of the volunteer program within the geriatric setting; the behaviors and attitudes managers and volunteers bring to the program; and... more...

  • The SAGE Handbook of Social Gerontologyby Dale Dannefer; Chris Phillipson

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 52.00

    This popular and critically acclaimed Handbook is now available in paperback. more...

  • Budgeting for Public Managersby John W. Swain; B.J. Reed

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 63.95

    Benefiting from the authors' many years of teaching undergraduate and graduate students and practitioners, here is a clear, comprehensive, practice-oriented text for public budgeting courses. Rather than presenting each budgeting concern in mind-numbing detail, the book offers a commonsensical view of public budgeting and its importance to current... more...

  • Aging in Minnesotaby Arnold M. Rose

    University of Minnesota Press 1963; US$ 72.00

    Aging in Minnesota was first published in 1963. With a higher than average proportion of elderly citizens, Minnesota is in the forefront of social action on their behalf. This book presents a comprehensive survey of the elderly in that state and a detailed description of efforts to meet their problems. The book begins with a brief history of the state's... more...

  • Ethics, Aging, and Societyby Martha B. Holstein; Jennifer Parks; Mark Waymack

    Springer Publishing Company 2010; US$ 65.00

    " Ethics, Aging and Society ...is the first major work in ten years to critically address issues and methodologies in aging and ethics...This well-organized volume begins theoretically and offers new ways of thinking about ethics that can handle the complexities and realities of aging in particular social contexts.". --Choice. "[T]he... more...

  • 101+ Careers in Gerontologyby C. Joanne Grabinski; Kelly Niles-Yokum

    Springer Publishing Company 2014; US$ 30.00

    Describes a wealth of diverse employment opportunities in gerontology and how to land them. How do you know if a career in gerontology is right for you? What opportunities exist in the field? Completely updated to reflect significant changes to policy and management of resources, the second edition of 101 Careers in Gerontology provides a wealth of... more...

  • Gender, Social Inequalities, and Agingby Toni M. Calasanti; Kathleen F. Slevin

    AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 31.99

    The experience of men and women in later life varies enormously, not only along the lines of gender but also due to ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, and race. Calasanti and Slevin explore these differences, their genesis, their meaning to men and women, and their treatment in the policy arena. more...

  • Constructing the Life Courseby James A. Holstein; Jaber F. Gubrium

    AltaMira Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    Constructing the Life Course offers a social constructionist perspective on personal experience through time. The text shows the variety of ways people use life course imagery in their everyday lives and makes a useful addition to family studies or gerontology courses. more...