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Gerontology

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Aging into the 21st Centuryby Rachelle A. Dorfman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 65.00

    First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • AGEING IN ASIAby Roger Goodman; Sarah Harper

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    The volume takes four key themes related to ageing ? the experience of old age; intergenerational relations; economics of and social policy for ageing; longevity and the culture of ageing - and examines how these issues are emerging in different regions of Asia, specifically, the former Soviet Union, South Asia, China, Japan and South-East Asia. In... more...

  • The New Senior Womanby Barbara M. Fleisher; Thelma Reese; Dick Goldberg

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 18.99

    Rather than focus exclusively on preparing for retirement, this book offers the firsthand accounts of women of retirement age, the real obstacles and changes they face, and how they successfully navigate their retirement years. The authors provide women with real and specific advice to handle the myriad issues that arise as women face longer and... more...