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Gerontology

  • Women in Late Lifeby Martha Holstein

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 31.99

    Holstein has written one of the finest books now available on the lives and prospects of older women. She integrates a wide range of literature with her own personal experiences and those of many other women to create a captivating narrative about the world of older women as it is and how it could be made far more just and livable for everyone. Holstein... 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...

  • Verschenkte Potenzialeby Charlotte Schamfuß

    Traugott Bautz 2015; US$ 15.56

    Ältere MenschenWer sind sie, was können sie und was wollen sie? Diesen Fragen soll hier nachgegangen werden. Warum? Als postmoderne Gesellschaft verschwenden wir immer noch Talente, Fähigkeiten und Erfahrungen der älteren Menschen. Dabei ist längst schon erwiesen, dass die besten Arbeitsergebnisse doch gerade durch altersgemischte Arbeitsgruppen erzielt... more...

  • Spring Chickenby Bill Gifford

    Grand Central Publishing 2015; Not Available

    Bill Gifford is a correspondent for Outside magazine and has written extensively on science, sports, health and fitness for Wired, Men's Health, Men's Journal, Slate, The New Republic, and Bicycling, among many other publications. He has been features editor of Men's Journal and executive editor of Philadelphia magazine, and his work has... more...

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

    C.H. Beck 2015; US$ 14.63

    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...