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Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects). Retirement

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  • Ways of Agingby Jaber F. Gubrium; James A. Holstein

    Wiley 2008; US$ 152.95

    Written and edited by social gerontologists, and focusing on everyday experiences, these essays draw from original case studies to look at the diverse ways of growing and being older. Collects ten original essays on the aging experience, written by prominent social gerontologists. Highlights diverse ways of growing and being older. ... more...

  • Family and Community Life of Older Peopleby Miriam Bernard; Jim Ogg; Judith and Phillips; Chris Phillipson

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 62.95

    Family life has changed rapidly over te past fifty years and the number of people living longer increases year on year Family and Community Life of Older People revisits three areas (Bethnal Green in London, Wolverhampton in the Midlands and Woodford in Essex) which were the subject of classic studies in the late 1940s and 1950s and explores changes... more...

  • Old Ageby John Vincent

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 59.95

    Recent decades have seen a fundamental change in the age structure of many western societies. In these societies it is now common for a fifth to a quarter of the population to be retired, for fewer babies to be born than is required to sustain the size of the population and for life expectancy to exceed eighty years old. This book provides an overview... more...

  • Contemporary Issues In Gerontologyby Victor Minichiello; Irene Coulson

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 40.90

    The aged population of the developed world is dramatically and increasingly outnumbering the young. Contemporary Issues in Gerontology helps students and practitioners to better understand and provide for the needs of our ageing population. more...

  • Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Lifeby James Hollis

    Penguin Publishing Group 2005; US$ 17.00

    What does it really mean to be a grown up in today?s world? We assume that once we ?get it together? with the right job, marry the right person, have children, and buy a home, all is settled and well. But adulthood presents varying levels of growth, and is rarely the respite of stability we expected. Turbulent emotional shifts can take place anywhere... more...

  • The Cambridge Handbook of Age and Ageingby Malcolm L. Johnson; Vern L. Bengtson; Peter G. Coleman; Thomas B. L. Kirkwood

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 72.00

    A 2005 guide to the body of knowledge, theory, policy and practice relating to age and ageing. more...

  • Coping with Agingby Richard S. Lazarus; Bernice N. Lazarus

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 29.99

    Examines the experience of aging from the standpoint of the individual, rather than merely as a collection of statistics and charts. This title looks at aging, emotion and coping, and stability and change in both environment and personality. It is useful for scholars and also accessible to the lay audience. more...

  • The Eldercare Handbookby Stella Henry; Ann Convery

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    In this comprehensive and accessible guide, long-term care expert Stella Henry helps readers navigate the daunting logistics and powerful emotions of making care decisions for an elderly parent or loved one. Drawing from her 36 years as a registered nurse and a nursing home administrator, as well as her experience caring for both her parents (both... more...

  • Growing Old in Americaby David Hackett Fischer

    Oxford University Press 1978; US$ 29.99

    A history of aging in America surveys and compares actualities and attitudes in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries and suggests practical improvements on the current inadequate system of pensions, social security, medicare, and other programs. more...

  • Gender and Ageingby Sara Arber; Kate Davidson; Jay Ginn

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 44.00

    This book is a follow-up to Arber and Ginn's award winning Connecting Gender and Ageing (1995). It contains original chapters from eminent writers on gender and ageing, addressing newly emergent areas within gender and ageing, including gender identity and masculinity in later life. Early work on gender and ageing was dominated by a focus on older... more...