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Gerontology

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  • Geographies of Ageingby Dr Amity James; Dr Amanda Davies

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 114.95

    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...

  • Help Me to Healby Bernie Siegel

    Hay House 2004; US$ 2.99

    Every hospitalization, period of convalescence, or visit to a patient can be an opportunity for healing to happen. Since most hospitalizations are sudden and unexpected, few patients and family members are prepared to take advantage of these healing opportunities. Help Me to Heal is a “just-in-time” resource that anyone can pick up and immediately... more...

  • Older Men's Livesby Jr. Edward H. Thompson

    SAGE Publications 1994; US$ 80.00

    In this multidisciplinary portrait of men and their concerns in later life, the contributors use both a life course and gendered perspective to point out that the image and self-image of men are continually reconstructed throughout the life cycle. Issues examined include: the position of older men in society and the changes wrought in their status... more...

  • The Aging Experienceby Jennie Keith; Christine L. Fry; Anthony P. Glascock; Charlotte Ikels; Jeanette Dickerson-Putman; Henry C. Harpending; Patricia Draper

    SAGE Publications 1994; US$ 77.00

    In an attempt to understand the meaning of ageing and the treatment of the aged in different cultures, seven anthropologists have made studies of 10 communities on four continents - the results of which are presented in this book. The authors use both qualitative and statistical data to examine such issues as: health and well-being, perceptions of... more...

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

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...