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  • Senior Power or Senior Perilby Brittany H Bramlett

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    As the Baby Boomer generation ages, the number of senior citizens as a proportion of the overall electorate is going to reach record numbers. This fact prompted Brittany Bramlett to ask: When senior citizens make up a large proportion of the local population, are they politically more powerful, or are they perhaps more powerless?   In Senior... more...

  • Social class in later lifeby Marvin Formosa; Paul Higgs

    Policy Press 2015; US$ 42.95

    Social class in later life: Power, identity and lifestyle provides the most up-to-date collection of new and emerging research relevant to contemporary debates on the relationship between class, culture, and later life. more...

  • Retirement Communitiesby Michael E Hunt; Allan G Feldt; Robert W Marans; Kathleen L Vakalo; Leon A Pastalan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 200.00

    This insightful book focuses on state-of-the-art retirement communities in the United States today. Experts from the fields of urban planning, architecture, and aging present in-depth profiles of a variety of retirement communities. The changing function and character of retirement communities--resulting from changes in supply and demand, alternate... more...

  • Women in Late Lifeby Martha Holstein

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 33.99

    Women in Late Life explores thorny issues related to gender and aging, including ageism, cultural expectations, body image, caring at the end of life, chronic illness, Social Security, caregiving, and more. Blending personal narrative with current research, this interdisciplinary look at gender and aging is nuanced and beautifully written. more...

  • Cultural Issues in End-of-Life Decision Makingby Kathryn L. Braun; James H. Pietsch; Patricia L. Blanchette

    SAGE Publications 1999; US$ 76.00 US$ 64.60

    Questions that face dying individuals, their families, and the professionals that help them at the end of their lives are explored in this volume. The contributors help the reader to come to terms with issues of mortality complicated by the diversity of cultures within society. more...

  • Aging With a Plan: How a Little Thought Today Can Vastly Improve Your Tomorrowby Sharona Hoffman

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 37.00

    Everyone ages, and nearly everyone will also experience having to support aging relatives. Being prepared is the best way to handle this inevitable life stage. This book addresses a breadth of topics that are relevant to aging and caring for the elderly, analyzing each thoroughly and providing up-to-date, practical advice. It can serve as a concise... more...

  • Older people as voters, citizens and changemakersby Stephen Burke

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2015; US$ 199.00

    This e-book of Quality in Ageing and Older Adults takes the opportunity to consider the impact of the coalition government since 2010 on and for older people. It looks forward to the next government, whatever shape it takes, and what that government needs to do to improve life for older people and prepare for an ageing population in the UK. more...

  • Aging in America [3 volumes]by John Cavanaugh; Christine Cavanaugh

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 203.00

    Aging in America will help us plan for the future and meet the needs of what has already become an 11-fold increase in the number of U.S. residents 65 or older. Organized around three broad themes related to aging?psychological issues, mental and physical health, and social issues?with a volume devoted to each, this unique set rallies respected... more...

  • Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontologyby Julia Twigg; Wendy Martin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 210.00

    Later years are changing under the impact of demographic, social and cultural shifts. No longer confined to the sphere of social welfare, they are now studied within a wider cultural framework that encompasses new experiences and new modes of being. Drawing on influences from the arts and humanities, and deploying diverse methodologies ? visual, literary,... more...

  • Ageing, insight and wisdomby Ricca Edmondson

    Policy Press 2015; US$ 44.50

    This book focuses on older people as makers of meaning and insight, highlighting the ways older people form part of social and symbolic landscapes and the types of wisdom they can offer. more...