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Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects). Retirement

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  • New Lifestyles in Old Ageby Miriam Bernard

    Policy Press 2004; US$ 25.00

    This report explores what it is like to live and work in the new Berryhill Retirement Village in Stoke-on-Trent (developed by The ExtraCare Charitable Trust and Touchstone Housing Association), and shows that retirement housing does not have to be planned and developed solely with middle-class professionals in mind. more...

  • 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...

  • AGEING SOCIETIESby Sarah Harper

    Taylor & Francis Ltd 2005; US$ 49.95

    Ageing Societies examines the myths, challenges and opportunities behind these figures more...

  • Old Ageby Paul Johnson; Pat Thane

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 140.00

    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

    A valuable historical perspective on the economic, medical, class and gender relations of the elderly, which until now have received relatively little attention. more...

  • Images of Agingby Mike Featherstone; Andrew Wernick

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 68.95

    The contributors in this book discuss images of aging which have come to circulate in the advanced industrial societies today. They address such themes as gender images of aging, images of health, illness and death. 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

    This volume is primarily concerned with the lives of adult women and discusses key themes of identity; myths and reality and managing change. The book looks at the influence of ethnicity and race, disability and sexual orientation. 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...