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- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 170.00
This book examines the aging of the US population as a primary domestic public policy issue. An increase in the proportion of the elderly in the total population will potentially result in a significant growth in the number of beneficiaries in major federal entitlement programs, leading to fiscal pressures and challenges for economic growth. more...
- SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 67.00
The Third Edition of this popular and widely-used text provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of ageing, exploring the key theories, concepts and methods which the behavioural and social sciences contribute to the subject. A new chapter on cognitive ageing has been added and key themes, such as social protection, retirement, health... more...
- Springer Publishing Company 1999; US$ 95.00
This volume focuses on the experience of growing old as it is linked to societal factors. Ryff and Marshall construct this "macro" view of aging in society by bridging disciplines and brining together contributors from all the social sciences. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 bookit comes at a time when, on the one. hand, the world is witnessing an increase... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...