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Gerontology

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  • 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...

  • Advanced Australiaby Mark Butler

    Melbourne University Publishing 2015; Not Available

    Advanced Australia explores the politics of ageing in Australia. The addition of 25 years to average life expectancy in Australia over the past century is a monumental achievement, but many commentators are greeting the prospect of Australians living longer with horror. The ageing of Australia's baby boomers will sharpen this debate, both because... more...

  • Living with Alzheimer'sby Renée L. Beard

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 30.00

    News of Alzheimer?s disease is constantly in the headlines. Every day we hear heart-wrenching stories of people caring for a loved one who has become a shell of their former self, of projections about rising incidence rates, and of cures that are just around the corner. However, we don't see or hear from the people who actually have the disease. In... more...

  • Physical Environments and Agingby Paul Windley; Rick Scheidt

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 68.95

    A tribute and guide to M. Powell Lawton's groundbreaking work! Dr. M. Powell Lawton, who died in January 2001, was arguably the most significant thinker, researcher, and practitioner in environment-behavior studies within the field of gerontology. The authors of Physical Environments and Aging represent three generations of internationally recognized... more...

  • The Big Moveby Ruth Ray Karpen; Helen Q. Kivnick; Margaret M. Gullette; Anne M. Wyatt-Brown

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 17.99

    When her husband?s ill health forces them to move into an assisted living facility, Anne M. Wyatt-Brown suddenly finds herself surrounded by elderly residents. In this lively and provocative collection, other distinguished gerontologists reflect on Anne?s moving account of her transition to becoming a member of a vibrant and sociable community that... more...

  • Transnational Migration and Home in Older Ageby Katie Walsh; Lena Näre

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the transformations in home lives arising in later life and resulting from global migrations. It provides insight into the ways in which contemporary demographic processes of aging and migration shape the meaning, experience and making of home for those in older age. Chapters explore how home is negotiated in relation to possibilities... more...

  • Gerontology: Changes, Challenges, and Solutions [2 volumes]by Madonna Harrington Meyer; Elizabeth Daniele

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 131.00

    The people who make up the rapidly growing population of Americans over age 65 are changing, and as a result, our nation will change. This shift presents new issues, controversies, and challenges that affect health, wellness, welfare, retirement, politics, and economics. This two-volume work examines where we are and where we are headed, paying careful... more...

  • Encore Adulthoodby Phyllis Moen

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 16.99 US$ 15.29

    In Encore Adulthood , Phyllis Moen presents the realities of the "encore" life stage - the years between traditional careers and childraising and old age. Drawing on large-scale data sets and interviews with Boomers, HR personnel, and policymakers, this book illuminates the challenges that Boomers encounter as they transition from traditional careers... more...

  • Population Ageing in Central and Eastern Europeby Andreas Hoff

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    During the 1990s, Europe became the first continent with a 'mature society', where people aged 60 years and older outnumber children and as this trend continues, the resulting 'ageing societies' will differ from previous societies in their make-up, in their needs, and in their resource allocation. Population ageing poses an even greater challenge to... more...

  • Beyond successful and active ageingby Virpi Timonen

    Policy Press 2016; US$ 16.00

    This controversial book argues that concepts such as ?successful? and ?active? ageing are potentially dangerous paradigms that reflect and exacerbate inequalities in older populations. Essential reading for anyone seeking to make sense of social constructions of ageing in contemporary societies. more...