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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 67.00
The Third Edition of this popular and widely-used text provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of ageing, exploring the key theories, concepts and methods which the behavioural and social sciences contribute to the subject. A new chapter on cognitive ageing has been added and key themes, such as social protection, retirement, health... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2010; US$ 10.99
Ageing remains a natural part of life, and it is precisely the impermanence of life that renders it so precious. Knowing that it is brief requires an appreciation of each moment of beauty and wasting no opportunity for learning and love. The Art of Ageing has been written to help achieve these ends. Some people may experience bad health, unhappiness,... more...
- 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...
- Kohlhammer Verlag 2013; US$ 27.35
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...