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Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects). Retirement

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  • Communication, Technology and Agingby PhD Neil Charness; PhD Denise Park; PhD Bernhard Sabel

    Springer Publishing Company 2000; US$ 99.99

    In this volume, acknowledged experts present state of the art reviews and empirical data on how aging affects personal communication, and how technology can contribute to improving communication efficacy. Chapters are divided into three sections. The first section provides a basic overview of issues in this field. The second section deals with socio-cultural... more...

  • Living Longerby Peter Lloyd-Sherlock

    Zed Books 2013; US$ 38.95

    This is a key resource for all those interested in issues of ageing or development. more...

  • Developments in the Economics of Agingby David A. Wise

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 45.00 US$ 38.25

    The number of Americans eligible to receive Social Security benefits will increase from forty-five million to nearly eighty million in the next twenty years. Retirement systems must therefore adapt to meet the demands of the largest aging population in our nation’s history. In Developments in the Economics of Aging , David A. Wise and a distinguished... 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...

  • AGEING SOCIETIESby Sarah Harper

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 37.13

    Demographic ageing is a reality - within 25 years half the population of Western Europe will be over 50, one quarter over 65, and the Less Developed Countries will contain one billion elderly people. Ageing Societies examines the myths, challenges and opportunities behind these figures. Ageing Societies explores three areas: § the growing necessity... more...

  • Old Age from Antiquity to Post-Modernityby Paul Johnson; Pat Thane

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Based on themes such as status and welfare, Old Age from Antiquity to Post-Modernity examines the role of the elderly in history. This empirical study represents a substantial contribution to both the historical understanding of old age in past societies as well as the discussion of the contribution of post-modernism to historical scholarship. more...

  • Images of Agingby Mike Featherstone; Andrew Wernick

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 68.95

    We all have a finite life-span. We are born, we get old and we die. Given the universiality of the ageing process, it is remarkable that there is almost a complete absence of study of culture and self-image of the middle aged and old. Images of Ageing: Cultural Representations of Later Life changes this. The contributors discuss images of ageing... more...

  • White Saris and Sweet Mangoesby Sarah Lamb

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 33.95

    This rich ethnography explores beliefs and practices surrounding aging in a rural Bengali village. Sarah Lamb focuses on how villagers' visions of aging are tied to the making and unmaking of gendered selves and social relations over a lifetime. Lamb uses a focus on age as a means not only to open up new ways of thinking about South Asian social life,... more...

  • Women Ageingby Miriam Bernard; Val Harding Davies; Linda Machin; Judith Phillips

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 59.95

    Women Ageing provides a better understanding of what ageing is like for women and challenges the myths which have grown up around the ageing process. Blending the scholarly, the personal and the political, it reveals the range of strategies and identities women adopt to manage the transitions of the second half of the life course. In doing so it... more...

  • Ageing in Singaporeby Peggy Teo; Kalyani Mehta; Leng Leng Thang; Angelique Chan

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Older persons are often portrayed as social and financial burdens because pensions, health and social care have to withstand increasing old age dependency ratios. Due to a lack of access to representation or a lack of social and economic power, older people have found few opportunities to have their voices heard, making age an immensely political... more...