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Gerontology

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  • Gerontology in the Era of the Third Ageby Dawn C. Carr; Kathrin S. Komp

    Springer Publishing Company 2011; US$ 85.00

    The "third age" is described as the period in the life course that occurs after retirement but prior to the onset of disability, revealing a period in which individuals have the capacity to remain actively engaged. This book serves as a comprehensive discussion about how the emergence of the third age has changed the way we think about and... more...

  • Geographies of Ageingby Amanda Davies; Amity James

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 109.95

    This book examines the patterns and causes of uneven population ageing. It identifies those countries and localities most likely to experience population ageing and the reasons for this. Attention is also given to the role that youth migration, labour force migration, retirement migration and ageing in place have in influencing the spatial concentrations... more...

  • Global Ageing in the Twenty-First Centuryby Susan A. McDaniel; Zachary Zimmer

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95

    Given this variation in the context of global ageing as a backdrop, this edited book focuses on three overarching themes that are among the most critical to understand if societies are to age successfully in the twenty-first century and beyond: Healthy ageing and health care; the ageing workforce, retirement and the provision of pensions; shifting... more...

  • Aging Our Wayby Meika Loe

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 19.99

    America is quickly going grey. There are more Americans alive today over the age of 80 than ever before in our history; by 2030, that number is expected to almost triple. But when we discuss how long people live, we must also consider how well they live. Aging Our Way follows the everyday lives of 30 elders (ages 85-102) living at home and mostly alone... more...

  • The Becoming of Ageby Pamela H. Gravagne

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00

    The Becoming of Age is a critical examination of the ways that aging and old age are represented and given meaning in popular film. Arguing that the narratives, discourses, and philosophical positions that underlie filmic depictions of growing older are historical and open to revision, the book looks at how movies both promote negative portrayals of... more...

  • Ageing, meaning and social structureby Jan Baars; Joseph Dohmen; Amanda Grenier

    Policy Press 2013; US$ 99.00

    A wide range of contributors focus on major issues in ageing such as autonomy, agency, frailty, lifestyle, social isolation, dementia and professional challenges in social work and participatory research. more...

  • Ageing with disabilityby Eva Jeppsson Grassman; Anna Whitaker

    Policy Press 2013; US$ 99.00

    This is the first book to address the issue of ageing after a long life with disability. It breaks new ground through its particular life course perspective, examining what it means to age with a physical or mental disability. more...

  • Global Aging Issues and Policiesby Yushi Li

    Charles C Thomas 2013; US$ 49.95

    Aging society is an urgent global issue that challenges almost all human societies in the world. When nations evolve into aging societies, they must establish and implement policies and approaches to meet the needs of the elderly population, such as elderly services, long-term care, health care policies, institutional facilities, illness and healing... more...

  • Gerontology and Geriatrics Collectionsby Lee Ash

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 130.00

    An essential resource for any library where research on aging is conducted—a guide to important and unique holdings in the field. more...

  • Aging in a Changing Societyby James Thorson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 60.95

    The field of gerontology, the study of aging, has emerged as an area of increasing importance. This book is an introduction to the multidisciplinary field of gerontology. The text, with its friendly narrative style, assumes no prior knowledge of gerontology, sociology, or psychology. more...