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Gerontology

  • 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...

  • Spring Chickenby Bill Gifford

    Grand Central Publishing 2015; Not Available

    From acclaimed journalist Bill Gifford comes a roaring journey into the world of anti-aging science in search of answers to a universal obsession: what can be done about getting old? SPRING CHICKEN: Stay Young Forever (or Die Trying) SPRING CHICKEN is a full-throttle, high-energy ride through the latest research, popular mythology, and ancient... more...

  • Alt werden, ohne alt zu seinby Rudi Westendorp; Bärbel Jänicke; Marlene Müller-Haas

    C.H. Beck 2015; US$ 15.05

    Nie zuvor sind die Menschen so alt geworden wie heute. Und ein Ende ist nicht in Sicht: Jede Woche fügen wir ein Wochenende zu unserer Lebenszeit hinzu, ohne dass die kranke Zeit im Alter zunimmt. 75 ist das neue 65. Aber haben wir auf das lange Leben schon die richtigen Antworten? Kann man mit 75 noch ein neues Leben anfangen? Der prominente niederländische... more...

  • The Age of Dignityby Ai-jen Poo

    New Press, The 2015; US$ 25.95

    By 2035, 11.5 million Americans will be over the age of eighty-five, more than double today?s 5 million, living longer than ever before. To enable all of us to age with dignity and security in the face of this coming Age Wave, our society must learn to value the care of our elders. The process of building a culture that supports care is a key component... more...

  • Writers and Ageby Esther Harriott

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    Since 1900, the average life expectancy in the developed world has almost doubled, from 45 to 80. "We are almost a new species," declared the English writer V.S. Pritchett, while pointing out that this means "most of us have to face the prospect of a long old age before we die." Pritchett is one of five great writers--along with... 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...

  • Social Policy for an Aging Societyby Carole B. Cox

    Springer Publishing Company 2015; US$ 60.00

    As people age, they are at increased risk of having their basic human rights threatened or violated. When age is perceived as incompetence, , it can easily lead to discrimination that impacts human rights. Based on the premise that social policy must reflect human rights principles, this graduate-level textbook views the challenges associated with... 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...

  • Older Rural Americansby E. Grant Youmans

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Most social studies of older people in the United States have focused upon problems and conditions encountered in urban centers. In Older Rural Americans sixteen social scientists representing various regions examine in depth the circumstances of older people in rural America. The authors first consider older people in the contexts of work, the... more...

  • Gettin' Some Age on Meby John van Willigen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The social life of older rural Americans is made up of relationships formed through kinship, their neighborhoods, and the organizations to which they belong. These social institutions are shaped by the ways people use them, and therefore change through time. In this precedent-setting study, John van Willigen uses the concept of social network to investigate... more...