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  • 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...

  • 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. more...

  • Cheating Deathby Marvin Cetron; Owen Davies

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    To live forever is one of man's oldest aspirations--and it might be become a reality. With advances in medicine and new gene research, human life span could extend into hundreds of years. But is this life extension a good thing? "Cheating Death" examines every side of the dilemma of aging and longevity--from improvements in diet and medicine to the... more...

  • PARTIES WITH A PURPOSEby Shirley L. Barrett

    Charles C Thomas 1980; US$ 39.95

    By Shirley L. Barrett, Allen's Nursing Home, West Kingston, Rhode Island. This unique game book will be ideal for use in nursing, convalescent and retirement homes; rehabilitation hospitals; senior day care centers; and other residential institutions. It contains forty-two parties, each based on a central theme - seasonable, historical or topical... more...

  • The Shadow of the Hummingbirdby Athol Fugard; Paula Fourie

    Theatre Communications Group 2014; US$ 13.95

    A legendary playwright mines the depth of the human heart. more...

  • At Eighty-Twoby May Sarton

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    May Sarton confronts the pleasures and compromises of old age in this deeply moving memoir completed a few months before she died In this poignant and fearless account, Sarton chronicles the struggles of life at eighty-two. She juxtaposes the quotidian details of life?battling a leaky roof, sharing an afternoon nap with her cat, the joy of buying... more...

  • Salty Old Womenby Roberta Maierhofer

    transcript Verlag 2015; US$ 52.00

    American feminism has grown old and gray. Roberta Maierhofer's study is located at the intersection between identity, age, and sex, and has »salty old women« walking side by side with well-established »sweet old ladies«. Using an anocritical approach in the style of Elaine Showalter's »gynocriticism«, which dismisses assumptions that human biology... more...

  • Gefangene ihrer Wahrheitby Hans J Wilhelm

    ATHENA-Verlag 2013; US$ 11.79

    Alle Personen sind Gefangene ihrer Wahrheit. Die innerhalb einer Gesellschaft gültige Wahrheit ist die Grundlage gemeinsamen Handelns. Der Preis für diese Grundlage ist allerdings, dass andere mögliche Wahrheiten und somit ein Großteil der ebenfalls möglichen Interpretationen des Gegebenen einfach ausgeblendet werden. Entfällt diese gemeinsame Grundlage,... more...

  • Das Leiden an der verrinnenden Zeitby Claudia Bozzaro; Urban Wiesing; Ludwig Siep; Giovanni Maio; Nelly Tsouyopoulos

    frommann-holzboog Verlag 2014; US$ 61.72

    ?Leiden an der Zeit? ist Teil der conditio humana: als Erleben einer negativen Gegenwart (wie im Schmerz), als Leiden an der stillstehenden Zeit (wie in psychischen Erkrankungen), als Leiden an der endenden und endgültigen Zeit (wie im Altern). Die vorliegende Arbeit leistet nicht nur eine Typologie verschiedener Formen des Leidens an der Zeit, sondern... more...

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

    Policy Press 2014; US$ 41.35

    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...