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Beyond Gender Differences: Adaptation to Aging in Life Course Perspective

Beyond Gender Differences: Adaptation to Aging in Life Course Perspective

Forthcoming

Laurie Russell Hatch
April 30, 2018

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...

Lessons on Aging from Three Nations: The Art of Caring for Older Adults

Lessons on Aging from Three Nations: The Art of Caring for Older Adults

Forthcoming

Sara Carmel, Carol A. Morse, Fernando M. Torres-Gil, Hendricks Hendricks
April 30, 2018

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...

Lessons on Aging from Three Nations: The Art of Aging Well

Lessons on Aging from Three Nations: The Art of Aging Well

Forthcoming

Sara Carmel, Carol A. Morse, Fernando Torres-Gil, Jon Hendricks
April 30, 2018

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...

Lives in Time and Place: The Problems and Promises of Developmental Science

Lives in Time and Place: The Problems and Promises of Developmental Science

Forthcoming

R. A. Settersten
April 30, 2018

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...

Rural Health and Aging Research: Theory, Methods, and Practical Applications

Rural Health and Aging Research: Theory, Methods, and Practical Applications

Forthcoming

Wilbert M Gesler, Donna G Rabiner, Gordon H Defriese
April 30, 2018

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....

Soul Pain: The Meaning of Suffering in Later Life

Soul Pain: The Meaning of Suffering in Later Life

Forthcoming

Helen K Black
April 30, 2018

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...

Staying Put: Adapting the Places Instead of the People

Staying Put: Adapting the Places Instead of the People

Forthcoming

Susan Lanspery, Joan Hyde
April 30, 2018

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...

The Gerontological Prism: Developing Interdisciplinary Bridges: Developing Interdisciplinary Bridges

The Gerontological Prism: Developing Interdisciplinary Bridges: Developing Interdisciplinary Bridges

Forthcoming

Jeffrey Michael Clair, Richard Allman
April 30, 2018

"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...

Later-Life Social Support and Service Provision in Diverse and Vulnerable Populations: Understanding Networks of Care

Later-Life Social Support and Service Provision in Diverse and Vulnerable Populations: Understanding Networks of Care

Janet M. Wilmoth, Merril D. Silverstein
June 16, 2017

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&...

Lives in Time and Place and Invitation to the Life Course: The Problems and Promises of Developmental Science

Lives in Time and Place and Invitation to the Life Course: The Problems and Promises of Developmental Science

Richard Settersten
March 29, 2017

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...

Aging, Globalization and Inequality: The New Critical Gerontology

Aging, Globalization and Inequality: The New Critical Gerontology

Jan Baars, Dale Dannefer, Chris Phillipson, Alan Walker
December 07, 2016

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...

The Need for Theory: Critical Approaches to Social Gerontology

The Need for Theory: Critical Approaches to Social Gerontology

Simon Biggs, Jon Hendricks, Ariela Lowenstein
July 15, 2003

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...

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