Society and Aging Series

  • Lessons on Aging from Three Nations: The Art of Aging Well book cover

    Lessons on Aging from Three Nations

    The Art of Aging Well, 1st Edition

    By Sara Carmel, Carol A. Morse, Fernando Torres-Gil, Jon Hendricks

    The demographic revolution - the aging of societies has become a worldwide phenomenon, affecting governments, economies, social trends, relationships amongst nations, and most of all, the elderly themselves and their families. The pace of aging differs amongst nations, however, as do the solutions…

    Paperback – 2019-06-06 
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  • Rural Health and Aging Research: Theory, Methods, and Practical Applications book cover

    Rural Health and Aging Research

    Theory, Methods, and Practical Applications, 1st Edition

    By Wilbert M Gesler, Donna G Rabiner, Gordon H Defriese

    This book describes a wide-ranging set of research approaches which have been used to study the health care problems of adults living in rural areas. It shows how these approaches can be used to define health care problems, measure levels of illness and health, and evaluate health care practices.…

    Paperback – 2019-04-16
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  • Beyond Gender Differences: Adaptation to Aging in Life Course Perspective book cover

    Beyond Gender Differences

    Adaptation to Aging in Life Course Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Laurie Russell Hatch

    Putting gender in a lifespan context, Hatch (sociology, U. of Kentucky) atypically accents the gains as well as losses of aging and sex differences in adaptation overall, to the death of a spouse, and to retirement. From the multifactored theoretical perspectives of symbolic interactionism and polit…

    Paperback – 2019-01-30
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  • Staying Put: Adapting the Places Instead of the People book cover

    Staying Put

    Adapting the Places Instead of the People, 1st Edition

    By Susan Lanspery, Joan Hyde

    Most existing housing offers a poor fit for older people and people with disabilities, and new construction adds less than 2 per cent to the housing each year. Ninety-nine percent of the housing that will be in use in the year 2000 exists today. The long-needed anthology "Staying Put: Adapting the…

    Paperback – 2019-01-29
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  • Lives in Time and Place: The Problems and Promises of Developmental Science book cover

    Lives in Time and Place

    The Problems and Promises of Developmental Science, 1st Edition

    By R. A. Settersten

    Time and place are of the greatest significance for scientific inquiry about human lives. As we seek to better understand the nature and rhythm of the life course in modern societies, its effective analysis and explanation simultaneously becomes more pressing and more complicated. This information…

    Paperback – 2018-12-19
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  • Lessons on Aging from Three Nations: The Art of Caring for Older Adults book cover

    Lessons on Aging from Three Nations

    The Art of Caring for Older Adults, 1st Edition

    By Sara Carmel, Carol A. Morse, Fernando M. Torres-Gil, Hendricks Hendricks

    The global phenomenon of the aging of societies during a period of outstanding scientific, economic, and technological advancements is a blessing for humanity. These fundamental changes, however, create new needs and problems in all areas of life, often difficult to address. In some countries, the…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
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  • Soul Pain: The Meaning of Suffering in Later Life book cover

    Soul Pain

    The Meaning of Suffering in Later Life, 1st Edition

    By Helen K Black

    This book explores the multifaceted experience of suffering in old age. Older adults suffer from a variety of causes such as illness, loss, and life disappointment, to name a few. Suffering also occurs due to experiences related to one's gender, ethnic background, and religion. Although…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
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  • The Gerontological Prism: Developing Interdisciplinary Bridges: Developing Interdisciplinary Bridges book cover

    The Gerontological Prism: Developing Interdisciplinary Bridges

    Developing Interdisciplinary Bridges, 1st Edition

    By Jeffrey Michael Clair, Richard Allman

    "The Gerontological Prism" promotes disciplinary cooperation in aging research and practice. To some extent, each chapter explores a unified objective, that of generating a disciplinary-blind gerontology. The fundamental assumption throughout this book is that the aging individual and society can…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
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  • Later-Life Social Support and Service Provision in Diverse and Vulnerable Populations: Understanding Networks of Care book cover

    Later-Life Social Support and Service Provision in Diverse and Vulnerable Populations

    Understanding Networks of Care, 1st Edition

    Edited by Janet M. Wilmoth, Merril D. Silverstein

    Later-Life Social Support and Service Provision in Diverse and Vulnerable Populations offers current, multidisciplinary perspectives on social support and service provision to older Americans. The chapters trace how our understanding of social support among older adults has developed over the past&…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
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  • Lives in Time and Place and Invitation to the Life Course: The Problems and Promises of Developmental Science book cover

    Lives in Time and Place and Invitation to the Life Course

    The Problems and Promises of Developmental Science, 1st Edition

    By Richard Settersten

    Invitation to the Life Course: Toward New Understandings of Later Life discusses in depth the challenges of age, time, and social contexts for the study of aging and later life. Understanding aging (as a process) and later life (as a period) must be accompanied by serious attention to the life…

    Paperback – 2017-03-29
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  • Aging, Globalization and Inequality: The New Critical Gerontology book cover

    Aging, Globalization and Inequality

    The New Critical Gerontology, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jan Baars, Dale Dannefer, Chris Phillipson, Alan Walker

    This book is a major reassessment of work in the field of critical gerontology, providing a comprehensive survey of issues by a team of contributors drawn from Europe and North America. The book focuses on the variety of ways in which age and ageing are socially constructed, and the extent to which…

    Paperback – 2016-12-07
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  • The Need for Theory: Critical Approaches to Social Gerontology book cover

    The Need for Theory

    Critical Approaches to Social Gerontology, 1st Edition

    By Simon Biggs, Jon Hendricks, Ariela Lowenstein

    The "Need for Theory" speaks to the burgeoning need for critical thinking in social gerontology. The editors have brought together some of the foremost contributors to theoretical advances in the field. This volume incorporates state-of-the-art theorizing with a focus on selected topical areas…

    Paperback – 2003-07-15
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  • Older Adults with Developmental Disabilities book cover

    Older Adults with Developmental Disabilities

    1st Edition

    By Claire Lavin, Kenneth J Doka

    Assesses the needs and lives of the first generation of people with developmental disabilities who have survived into later life. Describes the challenges facing practitioners in gerontology and developmental disabilities to modify programs designed for mid-life adults, and notes that senior…

    Hardback – 1999-06-15
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  • Aging Public Policy: Bonding the Generations book cover

    Aging Public Policy

    Bonding the Generations, 2nd Edition

    By Theodore H. Hoff, Richard W. Park

    "Aging Public Policy: Bonding the Generations" is presented in three parts. Part One describes the policy process as a response to human needs through the laws of our country. Part Two explores the national policy development on behalf of older persons. Part Three describes the major public…

    Paperback – 1999-06-15
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  • Dorian Graying: Is Youth the Only Thing Worth Having? book cover

    Dorian Graying

    Is Youth the Only Thing Worth Having?, 1st Edition

    By Robert Kastenbaum

    In his latest and perhaps most adventuresome book, Robert Kastenbaum offers a fresh view of the quest for perpetual youth. The focus is on the "pretty monster" that Oscar Wilde created a century ago in "The Picture of Dorian Gray". We see Dorian first within the frame of his own times, responding…

    Hardback – 1995-06-15
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  • Surviving Dependence: Voices of African American Elders book cover

    Surviving Dependence

    Voices of African American Elders, 1st Edition

    By Mary M Ball, Frank J Whittington

    To date there has not been a clear look at the home care experience of older African Americans. "Surviving Dependence: Voices of African American Elders" attempts to meet the need for recording and interpreting the ordinary life of elderly African Americans on their own terms, in their own…

    Hardback – 1995-06-15
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  • The Old Age Challenge to the Biomedical Model: Paradigm Strain and Health Policy book cover

    The Old Age Challenge to the Biomedical Model

    Paradigm Strain and Health Policy, 1st Edition

    By Charles F Longino

    Central to this book is the idea that the United States is in the midst of a health care crisis, one that will be exacerbated as the population continues to age. Longino and Murphy trace the philosophical and technological development of the biomedical model and show its inadequacy to deal with the…

    Hardback – 1995-06-15
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  • Defining Acts: Aging as Drama book cover

    Defining Acts

    Aging as Drama, 1st Edition

    By Robert Kastenbaum

    "Defining Acts" consists of 8 plays, each followed by an Afterword offering suggestions for in-class as well as staged productions. The plays are suitable as fully staged productions; script-in-hand performances at conferences and in class; and, assignments and discussions in theater and…

    Hardback – 1993-06-15
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  • Aging Public Policy: Bonding the Generations book cover

    Aging Public Policy

    Bonding the Generations, 1st Edition

    By Theodore H. Hoff, Richard W. Park

    "Aging Public Policy: Bonding the Generations" is presented in three parts. Part One describes the policy process as a response to human needs through the laws of our country. Part Two explores the national policy development on behalf of older persons. Part Three describes the major public…

    Hardback – 1993-06-15
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  • Special Research Methods for Gerontology book cover

    Special Research Methods for Gerontology

    1st Edition

    By M. Powell Lawton

    The growth of the over sixty-five population and the recognition of the enormous implications of this growth for the well-being of our society is the basis for this vital text.In earlier days of gerontology, research methods used were often simply those same methods used in researching younger are…

    Paperback – 1989-07-15
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