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Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects). Retirement

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  • Making Gray Goldby Timothy Diamond

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 25.00

    This first hand report on the work of nurses and other caregivers in a nursing home is set powerfully in the context of wider political, economic, and cultural forces that shape and constrain the quality of care for America's elderly. Diamond demonstrates in a compelling way the price that business-as-usual policies extract from the elderly as well... more...

  • Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciencesby Robert H. Binstock; Linda K. George; Stephen J. Cutler; Jon Hendricks; James H. Schulz

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 103.00

    The Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, Sixth Edition provides a comprehensive summary and evaluation of recent research on the social aspects of aging. The 25 chapters are divided into four sections discussing Aging and Time, Aging and Social Structure, Social Factors and Social Institutions, and Aging and Society. Within this context, aging... more...

  • Old Ageby Paul Johnson; Pat Thane

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Based on themes such as status and welfare, Old Age from Antiquity to Post-Modernity examines the role of the elderly in history. This empirical study represents a substantial contribution to both the historical understanding of old age in past societies as well as the discussion of the contribution of post-modernism to historical scholarship. more...

  • Life, Death and the Elderlyby Margaret Pelling; Richard M. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 47.95

    Debates on policy concerning medical care and social welfare of the elderly become ever more pressing, and many of the assumptions on which they are based are now open to question. This study sets out to provide a historical perspective on the economic, medical, class and gender relations of the elderly, which until now have received relatively little... more...

  • Images of Agingby Mike Featherstone; Andrew Wernick

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 68.95

    We all have a finite life-span. We are born, we get old and we die. Given the universiality of the ageing process, it is remarkable that there is almost a complete absence of study of culture and self-image of the middle aged and old. Images of Ageing: Cultural Representations of Later Life changes this. The contributors discuss images of ageing... more...

  • White Saris and Sweet Mangoesby Sarah Lamb

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 33.95

    This rich ethnography explores beliefs and practices surrounding aging in a rural Bengali village. Sarah Lamb focuses on how villagers' visions of aging are tied to the making and unmaking of gendered selves and social relations over a lifetime. Lamb uses a focus on age as a means not only to open up new ways of thinking about South Asian social life,... more...

  • Women Ageingby Miriam Bernard; Val Harding Davies; Linda Machin; Judith Phillips

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 59.95

    Women Ageing provides a better understanding of what ageing is like for women and challenges the myths which have grown up around the ageing process. Blending the scholarly, the personal and the political, it reveals the range of strategies and identities women adopt to manage the transitions of the second half of the life course. In doing so it... more...

  • Purpose & Power In Retirementby Harold Koenig

    Templeton Press 2008; US$ 9.99

    Dr. Harold G. Koenig, with expertise in the fields of geriatrics, mental health, and religion, explains that the notion of retirement was in fact a marketing tool developed in the post-World War II period. Continuing today, society's image of retirement is based largely on myths, such as: things will get better when you retire—you'll... more...

  • Families Caring Across Bordersby Dr Loretta Baldassar; Professor Cora Vellekoop Baldock; Dr Raelene Wilding

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 120.00

    This is an ethnographic account of the transnational caregiving experiences and practices of Australian migrants and refugees, caring for their elderly parents in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and New Zealand. It describes how people respond to unprecedented mobility (both voluntary and forced), globalized job markets and an ageing population. more...

  • Navigating the Journey of Aging Parents: What Care Receivers Wantby Cheryl A. Kuba

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 20.95

    Navigating the Journey of Aging Parents proposes an entirely unique approach to the field of gerontology, giving dependent care receivers a voice.   Caregivers will be made aware of what care receivers truly want during life's final chapters. Exploring issues of housing, spirituality, personal care and death, Cheryl Kuba has created a testament... more...