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Gerontology

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  • Health Expectations for Older Womenby Sarah B. Laditka

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 50.95

    Explore international trends in health and longevity--with a special focus on older women! This essential book examines the latest research on life expectancy and ?active life expectancy?--the number of years that women can expect to live free from major disability--in developed and developing countries around the world. It also explores the policy... 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$ 28.07

    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...

  • Ageing Societiesby Virpi Timonen

    McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 47.00

    Offers an introduction to the field of ageing, highlighting the inter-connections between health, economic and social aspects of ageing. This book highlights the nature of ageing as an individual and societal experience. It is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students in fields such as gerontology, social policy, and social work. more...

  • Quality of Life in Old Ageby Heidrun Mollenkopf; Alan Walker

    Springer 2007; US$ 209.00

    This volume brings together leading researchers on quality of life in old age to focus on one of the most important issues in both gerontology and quality of life studies. Quality of life is a holistic construct and assessed from many different perspectives and by many disciplines. Moreover, the concept of quality of life can be applied to practically... more...

  • Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 2 (1981)by Carl Eisdorfer

    Springer Publishing Company 1981; US$ 90.00

    The second volume in this long-running series presents the usual critical and intensive review chapters divided into five sections but also addresses particular topics of special interest, including drugs and their use, and misuse, among the aged; the nonmedication orientation to treatment of various disorders; the immune system; and clinical procedures... more...

  • Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics 1, 1980by Carl Eisdorfer

    Springer Publishing Company 1980; US$ 90.00

    The second volume in this long-running series presents the usual critical and intensive review chapters divided into five sections but also addresses particular topics of special interest, including drugs and their use, and misuse, among the aged; the nonmedication orientation to treatment of various disorders; the immune system; and clinical procedures... more...

  • Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics 3, 1982by Carl Eisdorfer

    Springer Publishing Company 1982; US$ 90.00

    The second volume in this long-running series presents the usual critical and intensive review chapters divided into five sections but also addresses particular topics of special interest, including drugs and their use, and misuse, among the aged; the nonmedication orientation to treatment of various disorders; the immune system; and clinical procedures... more...