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Gerontology

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  • The short guide to aging and gerontologyby Kate de Medeiros

    Policy Press 2016; US$ 25.00

    This compact, focused guide is perfect for students and others new to the field of gerontology. Features include further reading for each chapter, a glossary of key terms, and tables that provide easy reference points. more...

  • Personhood, identity and care in advanced old ageby Paul Higgs; Chris Gilleard

    Policy Press 2016; US$ 42.95

    Pushing forward new sociological theory, this book explores the theoretical and practical issues raised by ageing, and the associated problems of mental and physical frailty in later life. more...

  • Agingby Harry R. Moody; Jennifer R. Sasser

    SAGE Publications 2017; US$ 94.00

    Presenting current research in an innovative text-reader format, Aging: Concepts and Controversies, Ninth Edition encourages students to become involved and take an informed stand on the major aging issues we face as a society. Not simply a summary of research literature, Harry R. Moody and Jennifer R. Sasser’s text focuses on controversies and... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 54.95

    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...