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Gerontology

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  • Expressive Arts for the Very Disabled and Handicapped for All Agesby Jane Cohen; Marilyn Wannamaker

    Charles C Thomas 1996; US$ 54.95

    This new and expanded edition presents a compilation of material based on real-life experiences with disabled and handicapped people in the development of art and craft therapy at its simplest level. The book is unique in that the ideas presented are not only intended to hold the interest of children and adults but also to meet the needs of professionals... more...

  • Facing Ageby Laura Hurd Clarke

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 25.99

    Facing Age examines the relationship between aging and women in a culture obsessed with youthfulness. From weight gain, to wrinkles, to sagging skin, to gray hair, the book explores older women's complex and often contradictory feelings about their bodies and the physical realities of growing older. Drawing on in-depth interviews conducted over... more...

  • Beyond Sixty-Fiveby Carole Haber

    Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 29.00

    This book investigates the changing roles and perceptions of old age in nineteenth-century America. more...

  • The Gift of Generationsby Akiko Hashimoto

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 37.00

    A comparative study of aging and the social contract in Japan and the United States. more...

  • Ethics, Aging, and Societyby PhD Martha B. Holstein; Ph.D Mark Waymack; PhD Jennifer A. Parks

    Springer Publishing Company 2010; US$ 69.99

    " 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 "This new research-based... more...

  • The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Adulthood and Agingby Susan Krauss Whitbourne; Martin J Sliwinski

    Wiley 2011; US$ 54.95 US$ 47.62

    This exceptional collection draws on the most recent demographic data and combines classic research with cutting-edge approaches to provide an invaluable overview of the developmental psychology of the adult years. Covers a wide range of topics within adult development and aging, from theoretical perspectives to specific content areas Includes... more...

  • Endnotesby Ruth E. Ray

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    In the summer of 1996, Ruth Ray, a gerontologist in her forties, befriended an eighty-two-year-old man suffering from Parkinson's. The two remained close until the end of his life, sharing stories and memories while building a deep relationship. Part memoir, part biography, Endnotes explores how people construct meaning through their interactions... more...

  • Ageing Populations in Post-Industrial Democraciesby Pieter Vanhuysse; Achim Goerres

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Most advanced democracies are currently experiencing accelerated population ageing, which fundamentally changes not just their demographic composition; it can also be expected to have far-reaching political and policy consequences. This volume brings together an expert set of scholars from Europe and North America to investigate generational politics... more...

  • Contemporary Issues in Gerontologyby Victor Minichiello; Irene Coulson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 58.95

    Written by leading international experts, this book helps students and practitioners to better understand and cater for the needs of our ageing population. It examines: how services can be provided to meet the expectations and needs of a growing population of ageing citizens within a cost-effective, social justice and positive ageing framework ... more...

  • Expressive Therapy With Elders and the Disabledby Jules C Weiss

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    A classic book on the use of expressive therapies with uncommunicative elders and the disabled. This poignant guide explores group and individual therapeutic activities that promote creativity, self-expression, communication, and understanding of one?s life. An experienced art therapist relates his insights into the psychosocial dynamics of elders... more...