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Gerontology

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  • 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...

  • 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

    Aging Into the 21st Century draws on developmental theory and gerontological research to provide a framework for the creation of 'value-friendly' long-term care settings and for psychotherapy with the elderly. 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...

  • The Art of Ageingby John Lane

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2010; US$ 10.99

    Ageing remains a natural part of life, and it is precisely the impermanence of life that renders it so precious. Knowing that it is brief requires an appreciation of each moment of beauty and wasting no opportunity for learning and love. The Art of Ageing has been written to help achieve these ends. Some people may experience bad health, unhappiness,... 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...

  • Age Mattersby Toni M. Calasanti; Kathleen F. Slevin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95

    This volume of original chapters is designed to bring attention to a neglected area of feminist scholarship - aging. After several decades of feminist studies we are now well informed of the complex ways that gender shapes the lives of women and men. Similarly, we know more about how gendered power relations interface with race and ethnicity, class... more...