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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95
Ageing populations present considerable challenges to welfare states internationally, and East Asia is no exception. Demographics show that countries in East Asia either have the highest proportion of older people, or the speed at which their population is ageing is faster than anywhere else in the world. This book explores the causes and trends of... 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...
- Springer Publishing Company 2000; US$ 109.99
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 Peopleís Republic of China, the Republic... more...
- Springer Publishing Company 2005; US$ 109.99
Enduring Questions in Gerontology provides a comprehensive perspective on the abiding issues in gerontology. Both current and future gerontologists will find this book useful in examining emerging dilemmas and creating a context for further progress in the field of aging. The most creative thinkers contributing to the gerontological literature... more...
- Springer Publishing Company 1994; US$ 124.99
In this timely and important work, expert gerontologists review what has been learned about the aged and the process of aging and link this knowledge to interventions for improving the quality of life. This volume highlights the development of preventive, therapeutic, and rehabilitative interventions designed to assist older people maintain their... more...
- Springer Publishing Company 2008; US$ 104.99
The field of gerontology has often been criticized for being "data-rich but theory-poor." The editors of this book address this issue by stressing the importance of theory in gerontology. While the previous edition focused on multidisciplinary approaches to aging theory, this new edition provides cross-disciplinary, integrative explanations of aging... more...
- Springer Publishing Company 2008; US$ 119.99
[A] useful reference book. Readers will find themselves returning to chaptersagain and again..." --PsycCritiques This is the 20th and final volume in the "Societal Impact on Aging" series. It focuses on what has been learned over the span of the previous volumes regarding the continuing challenges for older persons in a rapidly changing society... more...
- Springer Publishing Company 2006; US$ 84.99
Designated a Doody's Core Title! THE GROUNDBREAKING TEXT ON GERONTOLOGY, UPDATED TO ADDRESS THE INTERDISCIPLINARY NATURE OF THE STUDY OF AGING What is Gerontology? How Does Aging Affect the Mind and the Body? How Does Social Context Influence Aging and Life Course Development? What are the Needs and Interests of an Older Population?... more...
- Springer Publishing Company 1999; US$ 99.99
Nationally recognized scholars address the unique problems encountered by minority elders in achieving the goal of maximum well-being as we enter the 21st century. Topics include physical health, continuum of care, mental health, social policy, economic security and research planning and development. Minority populations surveyed include the elderly... more...