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Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects). Retirement

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  • Aging and Diversityby Chandra M. Mehrotra; Lisa S. Wagner; Stephen Fried; Chandra Mehrotra

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 51.95

    The second edition of Aging and Diversity informs gerontologists and students about the interplay between diversity and aging, and will be useful as a text in gerontology, adult development, gerontological nursing, social work, family studies, and health education courses. more...

  • Aging Wellby George E. Vaillant

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 9.99

    In an unprecedented series of studies, Harvard Medical School has followed 824 subjects -- men and women, some rich, some poor -- from their teens to old age. Harvard's George Vaillant now uses these studies -- the most complete ever done anywhere in the world -- and the subjects' individual histories to illustrate the factors involved in reaching... more...

  • Disourses on Aging and Dyingby Suhita Chopra Chatterjee; Priyadarshi Patnaik; Vijayaraghavan Chariar

    SAGE India 2008; US$ 32.95

    The inevitability of aging and dying doesn`t make accepting and adjusting to their. truths any easier. This collection of essays probes these truths from various. angles: philosophical, religious, socio-ethical and medical. Discourses on. Aging and Dying is a topical book—it comes at a time when, on the one. hand, the world is witnessing an increase... more...

  • Ageing in East Asiaby Tsung-hsi Fu; Rhidian Hughes

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95

    This book explores the causes and trends of population ageing in East Asia and discusses the challenges and impacts of population ageing on public policies. more...

  • Love Stories of Later Lifeby Amanda Smith Barusch

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 20.99

    Introduction: Love in Later Life. Part 1: Love and Age. 1. Understanding Love. 2. The Aging Self. Part 2: Love's Illusions. 3. Infatuation. 4. Looking for Love. Part 3: Lived Love. 5. Committed Relationships. 6. Supporting Actors: Family, Friends, and Community. Part 4: Love's Disillusions. 7. Betrayal and Rejection. 8. Love Lost. Conclusion:... more...

  • The Long Lifeby Helen Small

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 27.99

    The first major consideration of old age in Western philosophy and literature since Simone de Beauvoir's The Coming of Age , Helen Small ranges widely from Plato through to recent work by Derek Parfit, Bernard Williams and others, and from King Lear through Balzac, Dickens, Beckett, Stevie Smith, Bellow, Roth, and Coetzee. - ;The Long Life invites... more...

  • The Social World of Older Peopleby Christina R. Victor; Sasha Scambler; Ann Bowling; John Bond

    McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 49.00

    Provides an account of loneliness and social isolation as experienced by older people living in Britain. This book considers the incidence and effects of isolation and loneliness, identifying the factors which lead to such experiences and considering potential interventions. more...

  • The Futures of Old Ageby John A Vincent; Chris Phillipson; Murna Downs

    SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 57.00

    Prepared by the British Society of Gerontology, The Futures of Old Age brings together twenty-one leading UK and US gerontologists, drawing on their expertise and research. The book's seven sections deal with key contemporary themes, including population aging, households and families, health, wealth, pensions, migration, inequalities, gender, and... more...

  • Critical Perspectives on Ageing Societiesby Miriam Bernard; Professor Thomas Scharf

    Policy Press 2007; US$ 39.95

    This important new book brings together some of the best known international scholars working within a critical gerontology perspective to review and update our understanding of how the field has developed over the last twenty-five years and provide a challenging assessment of the complex practical and ethical issues facing older people, and those... more...

  • Aging in East and Westby Vern Bengtson; Kyong-Dong Kim; George Myers; Ki-Soo Eun

    Springer Publishing Company 2000; US$ 99.00

    Widely recognized experts present the first comparative analysis of recent developments among six Eastern and Western nations concerning population aging and its consequences. Chapters focus on demographic trends, sociocultural contexts, and policy implications. Nations selected as case studies include: the People's Republic of China, the Republic... more...