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Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects). Retirement

  • Retirementby PhD Gary A. Adams; PhD Terry A. Beehr

    Springer Publishing Company 2003; US$ 114.99

    This book reviews, summarizes, and integrates a diverse literature on the topic of retirement and provides a coherent view to better inform researchers and practitioners. Organized around three phases of the retirement process--pre-retirement, retirement decision-making, and post-retirement--the chapters examine economic, sociological, gerontological,... more...

  • Women In Later Lifeby Haleh Afshar; Myfanwy Franks; Mary Maynard; Sharon Wray

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 49.00

    Britain, along with other Western and industrialized countries, has an ageing population. This book is based on interviews and focus groups with women of different backgrounds whose lives illustrate the strength of character and optimism that have enabled them to live through hard times but who, in general, view later life positively. more...

  • Cultural Gerontologyby Lars Andersson

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 110.00

    The concept of culture has gained considerable attention within the humanities and social sciences in general, and this is certainly true in the field of gerontology. The new perspectives thus gained widen the scope of gerontology. In this study, chapter authors examine the growth of gerontology as a discipline, the phenomenon of ageism as a socio-cultural... more...

  • Ageing and Placeby Gavin J. Andrews; David R. Phillips

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    During recent years, an increasing amount of academic research has focused on older people with a particular emphasis on settings, places and spaces. This book provides a comprehensive review of research and the policy area of 'ageing and place'. An insightful book on an important topic, Andrews and Phillips have together edited a valuable information... 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...

  • Families Caring Across Bordersby Dr Loretta Baldassar; Professor Cora Vellekoop Baldock; Dr Raelene Wilding

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 125.00

    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...

  • Love Stories of Later Lifeby Amanda Smith Barusch

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 30.99

    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...

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

    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...

  • Handbook of Theories of Agingby Vern Bengtson; K. Warner Schaie

    Springer Publishing Company 1998; US$ 83.00

    The long awaited sequel to Birren and Bengtson's landmark text, EMERGENT THEORIES OF AGING has arrived. Dedicated to James E. Birren, this volume continues to explore and expand upon the bases of theory-building and research design in aging. Renowned researchers examine biological, biomedical, psychological, and social science concepts and theories.... more...

  • 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...