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Gerontology

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  • Life Is So Goodby George Dawson; Richard Glaubman

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 16.00

    One man’s extraordinary journey through the twentieth century and how he learned to read at age 98   “Things will be all right. People need to hear that. Life is good, just as it is. There isn’t anything I would change about my life.”—George Dawson   In this remarkable book, George Dawson, a slave’s grandson who learned to read at age 98... more...

  • Counterclockwiseby Ellen J. Langer

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 8.15

    If we could turn back the clock psychologically, could we also turn it back physically? For more than thirty years, award-winning social psychologist Ellen Langer has studied this provocative question, and now, in Counterclockwise, she presents the answer: Opening our minds to what’s possible, instead of presuming impossibility, can lead to better... more...

  • Aging in Minnesotaby Arnold M. Rose

    University of Minnesota Press 1963; US$ 72.00

    Aging in Minnesota was first published in 1963. With a higher than average proportion of elderly citizens, Minnesota is in the forefront of social action on their behalf. This book presents a comprehensive survey of the elderly in that state and a detailed description of efforts to meet their problems. The book begins with a brief history of the state's... more...

  • Gender, Social Inequalities, and Agingby Toni M. Calasanti; Kathleen F. Slevin

    AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 38.00

    The experience of men and women in later life varies enormously, not only along the lines of gender but also due to ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, and race. Calasanti and Slevin explore these differences, their genesis, their meaning to men and women, and their treatment in the policy arena. more...

  • Constructing the Life Courseby James A. Holstein; Jaber F. Gubrium

    AltaMira Press 2000; US$ 36.00

    Constructing the Life Course offers a social constructionist perspective on personal experience through time. The text shows the variety of ways people use life course imagery in their everyday lives and makes a useful addition to family studies or gerontology courses. more...

  • Gerontology and the Construction of Old Ageby Bryan Green

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Although attitudes toward the aged and their care are inherent in any society, gerontology itself is a relatively recent field of study and practice. Gerontology and the Construction of Old Age applies the methods of discourse analysis and textual analysis to texts and documents in this newly evolved and eclectic fi eld. Green explores and identifies... more...

  • Ageing Societiesby Virpi Timonen

    McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 47.00

    Offers an introduction to the field of ageing, highlighting the inter-connections between health, economic and social aspects of ageing. This book highlights the nature of ageing as an individual and societal experience. It is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students in fields such as gerontology, social policy, and social work. more...

  • Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 2, 1981by MD PhD Carl Eisdorfer

    Springer Publishing Company 1981; US$ 89.99

    The second volume in this long-running series presents the usual critical and intensive review chapters divided into five sections but also addresses particular topics of special interest, including drugs and their use, and misuse, among the aged; the nonmedication orientation to treatment of various disorders; the immune system; and clinical procedures... more...

  • Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 1, 1980by MD PhD Carl Eisdorfer

    Springer Publishing Company 1980; US$ 89.99

    The second volume in this long-running series presents the usual critical and intensive review chapters divided into five sections but also addresses particular topics of special interest, including drugs and their use, and misuse, among the aged; the nonmedication orientation to treatment of various disorders; the immune system; and clinical procedures... more...