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Gerontology

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  • Geronticideby Mike Brogden

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2001; US$ 47.95

    Drawing on a variety of historical, contemporary, anthropological and literary sources, this book considers the present day debates about the sanctity of elderly lives and the question of euthanasia. The book shows that killing the elderly, voluntarily or involuntarily, has been a feature of many societies, from the primitive to the present day. more...

  • The Longevity Revolutionby Robert N. Butler

    PublicAffairs 2009; US$ 26.00

    Dr. Robert N. Butler coined the term ageism” and made Alzheimer's” a familiar word. Now he brings his formidable knowledge to a recent and unprecedented achievement: the extension of human life expectancy by thirty years, and the growing number of people over age sixty-five. Alarmingly, our society has not adapted to this change. In this urgent and... more...

  • A Long Bright Futureby Laura Carstensen

    PublicAffairs 2011; US$ 24.00

    The twentieth century bequeathed us a fabulous gift: thirty more years of life on average. Supersized life spans are going to radically alter society, and present an unprecedented opportunity to change our approach not only to old age but to all of life's stages. The ramifications are just beginning to dawn on us.... yet in the meantime, we keep thinking... more...

  • Framing Ageby Iris Loffeier; Benoît Majerus; Thibauld Moulaert

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Ageing populations have gradually become a major concern in many industrialised countries over the past fifty years, drawing the attention of both politics and science. The target of a raft of health and social policies, older people are often identified as a specific, and vulnerable, population. At the same time, ageing has become a specialisation... more...

  • The New Senior Manby Thelma Reese; Barbara M. Fleisher

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 32.00

    The emotional, social, and psychological needs of retired men are often overlooked in favor of their medical and financial needs. This book paints a picture of what successful retirement and aging can look like for any man, no matter his age, position, talents, or challenges. more...

  • Social Exclusion in Europeby Paul Littlewood; Ignace Glorieux; Ingrid Jönsson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 149.95

    Exclusion has come to hold a prominent place in the political discourse of all governments in the European Union and in the European Commission itself. As such, it figures importantly in various research agencies’ funding priorities attracting academics to develop and conduct major research programmes. But what does it mean? This book analyzes the... more...

  • Intimacy and ageingby Torbjörn Bildtgård; Peter Öberg

    Policy Press 2017; US$ 42.95

    This timely book, part of the Ageing in a Global Context series, addresses the gap in knowledge about late life repartnering and provides a comprehensive map of the changing landscape of late life intimacy. more...

  • Gender, ageing and extended working lifeby Aine Ni Leime; Debra Street

    Policy Press 2017; US$ 45.95

    A challenge to the assumption that there is appropriate employment available for people who are expected to retire later and the gender-neutral way the expectation for extending working lives is presented in most policy-making circles. more...

  • AARP: America's Largest Interest Group and its Impactby Christine Day

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 48.00

    AARP is one of Washington's most influential interest groups, but just who does it represent? To some, it represents the narrow, special interests of older Americans who already consume more than their share of government benefits. To others, its advocacy encompasses everyone, including those with elderly parents and grandparents—and those who will... more...

  • The new science of ageingby Alan Walker

    Policy Press 2014; US$ 36.75

    This unique book represents the first multi-disciplinary examination of ageing, from basic cell biology to social participation in later life, drawing on the pioneering New Dynamics of Ageing Programme, the UK’s largest research programme in ageing. more...