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Gerontology

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  • Social class in later lifeby Marvin Formosa; Paul Higgs

    Policy Press 2013; US$ 99.00

    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...

  • Group Work and Agingby Roberta K Graziano; Robert Salmon

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95

    Although there is a considerable amount of writing on both group work and social work with the elderly, there is surprisingly little about applying this practice method to this specific age group. Group Work and Aging: Issues in Practice, Research, and Education fills this gap by presenting penetrating articles about a mutual aid approach to working... more...

  • MIDLIFE AND AGING IN GAY AMERICAby Douglas Kimmel; Dawn Lundy Martin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    Combining personal experience and original research, Midlife and Aging in Gay America: Proceedings of the SAGE Conference 2000 explores the special issues of aging for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. Studies examine caregiving, health care concerns, retirement plans, intergenerational romances, and lifestyle issues. In addition,... more...

  • ABUSE OF OLDER MENby Jordan I. Kosberg

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    For the most part, often only women are considered the victims of elder abuse. However, men are also subject to this disturbing social problem. Abuse of Older Men examines the diverse aspects of this surprisingly widespread issue that includes sexual abuse, abuse by intimates, and benign neglect in the health care field, as well as effective treatment... more...

  • Exercise Programming for Older Adultsby Janie Clark

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 67.95

    The exercise programming guidelines provided in this book focus on functional fitness training and safety and demonstrate how physical activities supervised by activities personnel can strongly benefit participants?quality of life. Exercise Programming for Older Adults guarantees that exercise programming attains a balance between the three major physical... more...

  • Faces of Women and Agingby Ellen Cole; Esther D Rothblum; Nancy C Davis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    Discover the diverse ways aging women attempt to deal with the universal challenges of loss, sickness, and death along with the problems of being old women in a society that values women mainly as sexual partners or producers of children. Old women are often seen as poor, powerless, and pitiful in our sexist and youth-oriented society. The truth is... more...

  • Elderescenceby Jane Thayer; Peggy Thayer

    Hamilton Books 2005; US$ 35.99

    Thirty-five million Americans are living beyond the age of sixty-five, a twenty-five year increase in life expectancy since 1900. This longevity, once the gift of a few, has become the destiny of many. This time of life is not just about retiring; in fact many who retire return happily to some type of employment. It is a new stage of life filled with... more...

  • Facing Ageby Laura Hurd Clarke

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 21.99

    Facing Age examines the relationship between aging and women in a culture obsessed with youthfulness. From weight gain, to wrinkles, to sagging skin, to gray hair, the book explores older women's complex and often contradictory feelings about their bodies and the physical realities of growing older. Drawing on in-depth interviews conducted over... more...

  • Ageing Populations in Post-Industrial Democraciesby Pieter Vanhuysse; Achim Goerres

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    Most advanced democracies are currently experiencing accelerated population ageing, which fundamentally changes not just their demographic composition; it can also be expected to have far-reaching political and policy consequences. This volume brings together an expert set of scholars from Europe and North America to investigate generational... more...

  • The Memory of Soundby Seán Street

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book explores the connections between sound and memory across all electronic media, with a particular focus on radio. Street explores our capacity to remember through sound and how we can help ourselves preserve a sense of self through the continuity of memory. In so doing, he analyzes how the brain is triggered by the memory of programs, songs,... more...