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Gerontology

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  • Rural Ageingby Norah Keating

    Policy Press 2008; US$ 39.95

    This important book addresses a growing international interest in 'age-friendly' communities, examining the conflicting stereotypes of rural communities as either idyllic and supportive or isolated and bereft of services. more...

  • Long-Term Care in Europeby Kai Leichsenring; Jenny Billings; Henk Nies

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 100.00

    Drawing on research across a wide range of European countries, this book analyzes the key issues at stake in developing long-term care systems for older people in Europe with a focus on progression and improvement for policy and practice. more...

  • Alt werden, ohne alt zu seinby Rudi Westendorp; Bärbel Jänicke; Marlene Müller-Haas

    C.H. Beck 2015; US$ 14.54

    Nie zuvor sind die Menschen so alt geworden wie heute. Und ein Ende ist nicht in Sicht: Jede Woche fügen wir ein Wochenende zu unserer Lebenszeit hinzu, ohne dass die kranke Zeit im Alter zunimmt. 75 ist das neue 65. Aber haben wir auf das lange Leben schon die richtigen Antworten? Kann man mit 75 noch ein neues Leben anfangen? Der prominente niederländische... more...

  • Verschenkte Potenzialeby Charlotte Schamfuß

    Traugott Bautz 2015; US$ 15.46

    Ältere MenschenWer sind sie, was können sie und was wollen sie? Diesen Fragen soll hier nachgegangen werden. Warum? Als postmoderne Gesellschaft verschwenden wir immer noch Talente, Fähigkeiten und Erfahrungen der älteren Menschen. Dabei ist längst schon erwiesen, dass die besten Arbeitsergebnisse doch gerade durch altersgemischte Arbeitsgruppen erzielt... more...

  • Women in Late Lifeby Martha Holstein

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 31.99

    Holstein has written one of the finest books now available on the lives and prospects of older women. She integrates a wide range of literature with her own personal experiences and those of many other women to create a captivating narrative about the world of older women as it is and how it could be made far more just and livable for everyone. Holstein... 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$ 23.44

    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...