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Gerontology

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  • Life Is So Goodby George Dawson; Richard Glaubman

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 11.99

      ?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...

  • 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...

  • Senior Power or Senior Perilby Brittany H Bramlett

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    As the Baby Boomer generation ages, the number of senior citizens as a proportion of the overall electorate is going to reach record numbers. This fact prompted Brittany Bramlett to ask: When senior citizens make up a large proportion of the local population, are they politically more powerful, or are they perhaps more powerless?   In Senior Power... 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...

  • 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...

  • Altern im ländlichen Raumby Katrin Baumgartner; Franz Kolland; Anna Wanka

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2013; US$ 24.27

    Die Lebenssituation älterer Menschen im ländlichen Raum ist einem starken Wandel unterworfen. Zu diesem Wandel gehören demographische Veränderungen, die Verbesserung der materiellen Lebensbedingungen und mehr Bildung. Damit steigen der Wunsch und die Fähigkeit zur sozialen Teilhabe älterer Menschen. Das Buch bietet auf der Basis eigener empirischer... more...

  • Psychologische Grundlagen der Gerontologieby Mike Martin; Matthias Kliegel; Clemens Tesch-Römer; Hans-Werner Wahl; Siegfried Weyerer; Susanne Zank

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2014; US$ 20.53

    Dieses Buch gibt einen Überblick über die psychologischen Grundlagen der Gerontologie und beleuchtet die Psychologie des Alterns aus einer Lebensspannenperspektive. Es stellt ein Kompendium der Gerontopsychologie dar und wird als Basislektüre in vielen Studien- und Ausbildungsgängen der Sozial-, Gesundheits- und Pflegewissenschaften sowie der Entwicklungspsychologie... more...

  • Umwelten des Alternsby Katrin Claßen; Frank Oswald; Michael Doh; Uwe Kleinemas; Hans-Werner Wahl; Clemens Tesch-Römer; Hans-Werner Wahl; Siegfried Weyerer; Susanne Zank

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2014; US$ 25.20

    Wie leben ältere Menschen in und mit Umwelten, die sich immer rascher und komplexer entwickeln? Was haben dabei Lieblingsplätze, Wohngemeinschaften, die Autonutzung, Pflegeroboter und das Internet gemeinsam? Das Buch gibt anschaulich und wissenschaftlich fundiert Antwort auf diese und weitere Fragen. Speziell die Themenfelder Wohnen, Mobilität, Technik... more...