Aging and the Life Course

Aging and the Life Course
Author: Jill Quadagno
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2017-04-11
ISBN 10: 9781260853087
ISBN 13: 126085308X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Aging and the Digital Life Course

Aging and the Digital Life Course
Author: David Prendergast,Chiara Garattini
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2017-06
ISBN 10: 1785335014
ISBN 13: 9781785335013
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aging and the Digital Life Course Book Review:

Across the life course, new forms of community, ways of keeping in contact, and practices for engaging in work, healthcare, retail, learning and leisure are evolving rapidly. This book examines how developments in smart phones, the Internet, cloud computing, and online social networking are redefining experiences and expectations around growing older in the twenty-first century. Drawing on contributions from leading commentators and researchers across the world, this book explores key themes such as caregiving, the use of social media, robotics, chronic disease and dementia management, gaming, migration, and data inheritance, to name a few.

Aging Society and the Life Course Fourth Edition

Aging  Society  and the Life Course  Fourth Edition
Author: Leslie A. Morgan, PhD,Suzanne R. Kunkel, PhD
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2011-03-15
ISBN 10: 9780826119384
ISBN 13: 0826119387
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aging Society and the Life Course Fourth Edition Book Review:

Doody's Score: 91, 4 Stars "[This] book's unfading preoccupation with social context, social processes, and social structures distinguishes itself and greatly contributes to the discourse in gerontology."--The Gerontologist This is a comprehensive textbook for both undergraduate and graduate level courses, detailing the impact of societal forces on the aging process. The book focuses on the diversity of the older population, examining it from micro/macro perspectives in order to understand aging and the life course as social phenomena. This latest edition examines significant changes in the field of social gerontology, such as the paradigms of aging and the life course, the baby boomer cohorts as they approach retirement and later life, the growing interest in global aging, and civic engagement. This text encourages students to examine aging from personal, familial, community, societal and global perspectives, including both the positive and negative realities of aging. Key Features: Provides websites of interest at the end of each chapter Presents provocative essays on love, sex, music, medicine, and crime to further expand on chapter contents Provides review questions and key terms as study guides at the end of each chapter

Aging Society and the Life Course Fifth Edition

Aging  Society  and the Life Course  Fifth Edition
Author: Suzanne R. Kunkel, PhD,Leslie A. Morgan, PhD
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-07-20
ISBN 10: 082612173X
ISBN 13: 9780826121738
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aging Society and the Life Course Fifth Edition Book Review:

"[This] book’s unfading preoccupation with social context, social processes, and social structures distinguishes itself and greatly contributes to the discourse in gerontology." -The Gerontologist This classic text, now in its fifth edition, is distinguished by its emphasis on social context, social processes, and social structures as part of a broader understanding of the sociology of aging and the life course. Presenting an objective view of the realities of aging, both positive and negative, the book examines aging from micro/macro, personal, community, societal, and global perspectives. This fifth edition describes important changes in the field of social gerontology and the growth in such topics as diversity, global aging, and the life course. It addresses major shifts in public policy, social institutions, and aging-related programming initiatives. There is a strong focus on the changing landscape of aging, particularly in regard to social engagement, employment and lifelong learning, enhanced health and independence, and livable communities for people of all ages. Additionally, the book includes new information on the Affordable Care Act and end-of-life issues. The text is uniquely organized, featuring theoretical discussions in each chapter and topical essays between chapters. Critical thinking and review questions foster an in-depth understanding of the material. Written in an engaging style, the text is for graduate and upper-level undergraduate students; it is also used effectively in introductory gerontology classes. In addition to an Instructor's Manual, the fifth edition now includes Power- Point slidesNEW TO THE FIFTH EDITION: Provides updated data on aging and baby boomers in the United States and worldwide Presents expanded focus on baby boomers' impact on the larger society Discusses major public policy changes and innovative services and programs affecting older adults Uses detailed examples to illustrate the challenges of sorting out age, period, and cohort effects in research on aging Covers the Affordable Care Act and up-to-date information on Medicare Features new information on end-of-life issues Presents provocative essays on positive and contemporary issues not typically covered, including love, sex, creativity, media representations, LGBT aging, and crime Focuses on enhanced health and independence and aging-in-place initiatives Provides learning objectives in each chapter and web-based extracurricular activities Includes PowerPoint slides in addition to an Instructor's Manual

Aging and Generational Relations over the Life Course

Aging and Generational Relations over the Life Course
Author: Tamara K. Hareven
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 539
Release: 1996-01-01
ISBN 10: 3110875527
ISBN 13: 9783110875522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Lives in Time and Place and Invitation to the Life Course

Lives in Time and Place and Invitation to the Life Course
Author: Richard Settersten
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 355
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN 10: 1351843184
ISBN 13: 9781351843188
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lives in Time and Place and Invitation to the Life Course Book Review:

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 course. This brings significant challenges related to time, as gerontologists must describe and explain life patterns over many decades. It also brings significant challenges related to place, as gerontologists must examine how social contexts structure pathways into and through later life, and how those contexts affect the nature and meaning of experiences along the way. This book is a natural extension of the editor's previous work, ""Lives in Time and Place: The Problems and Promises of Developmental Science"" (Baywood, 1999).

Understanding Brain Aging and Dementia

Understanding Brain Aging and Dementia
Author: Lawrence J. Whalley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 403
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9780231163828
ISBN 13: 0231163827
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Brain Aging and Dementia Book Review:

Arguing the life course approach is the best and simplest model for tracking mental development, Lawrence J. Whalley unlocks the mysteries of brain functionality

Aging and the Life Course

Aging and the Life Course
Author: Jill S. Quadagno
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Total Pages: 521
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780073528168
ISBN 13: 0073528161
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This groundbreaking text is the first to take a life course perspective, examining the relationship between the quality of one's life in old age and one’s experiences, earlier choices, opportunities, and constraints. The text gives students a broad background for understanding current policy debates through a distinctive chapter entitled "Old Age and the Welfare State" (Chapter 11) and through boxed essays in every chapter called "An Issue for Public Policy." Each chapter also includes a box called "In Their Own Words" that allows older people to describe their own experiences. In addition, coverage of race, class, gender, and culture is integrated throughout and featured in the "Diversity in the Aging Experience" sections.

Beyond Gender Differences

Beyond Gender Differences
Author: Laurie Russell Hatch
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2018-12-20
ISBN 10: 1351845675
ISBN 13: 9781351845670
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Gender Differences Book Review:

The central aim of this book is to challenge to questions like 'Which gender copes better when a spouse dies? and Are women or men more independent on others as they grow older? 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. A number of controversies surrounding gender and aging are addressed.

Global Aging

Global Aging
Author: Suzanne R. Kunkel, PhD,J. Scott Brown, PhD,Frank J. Whittington, PhD
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2014-02-03
ISBN 10: 0826105467
ISBN 13: 9780826105462
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Aging Society and the Life Course

Aging  Society  and the Life Course
Author: Leslie A. Morgan,Suzanne R. Kunkel
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 505
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0826100988
ISBN 13: 9780826100986
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aging Society and the Life Course Book Review:

As our aging population grows ever larger, it is increasingly important to understand how adults age and what we can do to provide up-to-date care to ensure their well-being as an integral part of society. Leslie Morgan and Suzanne Kunkel understand that this phenomenon is about much more than just the physical or biological aspects of growing older and have put together a comprehensive text on the impact of society and sociology on the aging process. Use this text to explore the diversity of the aging population and dispel the major stereotypes surrounding the elderly. Learn about aging through all the layers of social context from family life to politics and economics. And through this approach, come to see how aging is more than just an individual process, it is a process that effects the direction of our society as a whole. For the Student: .: Web sites of interest and key terms defined at the end of each chapter.; Real life stories and essays on love, sex, music, medicine, and crime. For the Professor: .: Assignment-ready reading in a One Chapter a Week format.; Questions for discussion and review at each chapter end.; Applying Theory sections place the lesson of each chapter in a clear, real-world setting. Instructor's Guide Now Available! An Instructor's Manual for this textbook is available for those professors who have adopted Aging, Society, and the Life Course, Third Edition and can verify a bookstore order of 7 or more copies. Please email our Marketing Department at [email protected] if you have adopted this text as you will need a password to download the guide. Please provide the name and telephone number of the bookstore that ordered the textbooks. A print version of the Instructor's Manual is also availabl

Transitions and the Lifecourse

Transitions and the Lifecourse
Author: Amanda Grenier
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1847426913
ISBN 13: 9781847426918
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transitions and the Lifecourse Book Review:

Explores and challenges dominant interpretations of transitions as they relate to ageing and the life course. This book takes a perspective that draws together ideas about late life as expressed in social policy and socio-cultural constructs of age with lived experience.

A Life Course Approach to Healthy Ageing

A Life Course Approach to Healthy Ageing
Author: Diana Kuh,Rachel Cooper,Rebecca Hardy,Marcus Richards,Yoav Ben-Shlomo
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-12-19
ISBN 10: 0191008176
ISBN 13: 9780191008177
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Life Course Approach to Healthy Ageing Book Review:

Healthy ageing has long been a neglected area of epidemiological research as the traditional focus has been on specific chronic diseases of older life. There is a growing consensus from scientists, research funders and policy makers that ageing itself needs to be studied from an interdisciplinary and life course perspective, to inform strategies for reducing the societal and individual costs of an ageing population. A Life Course Approach to Healthy Ageing is a synthesis of life course perspectives in epidemiology and interdisciplinary perspectives in ageing research. It brings together expert investigators of maturing birth cohort and ageing studies, cross-cutting methodologists, and authorities in ageing research and knowledge transfer from across the world in one wide-ranging volume. Contributors discuss how aspects of healthy ageing are conceptualised, defined and measured; relate to each other; change across life; and are influenced by biological, psychological and social factors operating from early life onwards. They identify research gaps, and suggest how evidence from observational studies can be strengthened through improved study design and longitudinal analysis, thereby increasing the research contribution to practice or policy change. The book considers how we might delay or slow down the progressive, generalised impairment of function that occurs at the individual, body system and cellular levels, as people grow older. It also considers the determinants of wellbeing in older people, including personal fulfilment, positive emotions and social relationships. Broad in scope, discussing topics from genetics to psychological and social wellbeing, A Life Course Approach to Healthy Ageing is a key resource for epidemiologists, social scientists, clinicians, public health physicians, policy makers and practitioners with a research interest in healthy ageing.

The Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive Aging

The Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive Aging
Author: Ayanna K. Thomas,Angela Gutchess
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 774
Release: 2020-06-30
ISBN 10: 9781108449366
ISBN 13: 1108449360
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive Aging Book Review:

Decades of research have demonstrated that normal aging is accompanied by cognitive change. Much of this change has been conceptualized as a decline in function. However, age-related changes are not universal, and decrements in older adult performance may be moderated by experience, genetics, and environmental factors. Cognitive aging research to date has also largely emphasized biological changes in the brain, with less evaluation of the range of external contributors to behavioral manifestations of age-related decrements in performance. This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of cutting-edge cognitive aging research through the lens of a life course perspective that takes into account both behavioral and neural changes. Focusing on the fundamental principles that characterize a life course approach - genetics, early life experiences, motivation, emotion, social contexts, and lifestyle interventions - this handbook is an essential resource for researchers in cognition, aging, and gerontology.

Ageing the Body and the Gender Regime

Ageing  the Body and the Gender Regime
Author: Susan Pickard,Jude Robinson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2019-07-16
ISBN 10: 0429786530
ISBN 13: 9780429786532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ageing the Body and the Gender Regime Book Review:

The current (postfeminist) gender order comprises a highly complex coexistence of old and new norms and expectations, freedom and constraints, within a neoliberal social order underpinned by individualism and involving a shift in gender performance by men and women. Health, illness and disease at different points in the life course can be used as a vehicle to illuminate structural and cultural inequalities that persist despite several decades of progressive reform in western countries. This collection brings together a number of key researchers, both established and new to the field, and based across North America, Australia, the UK and Europe, and comprises both empirical and theoretical work. Drawing on a wide range of disciplinary fields, including medical sociology, medical anthropology, nursing, gender studies, sociology of risk and age studies, all authors use heath, well-being, illness and disease as a lens through which to explore the complexities and inequalities associated with late modernity. This book will be of interest to scholars and students of age studies, medical sociology and anthropology, gender studies, healthcare and nursing.

Social Gerontology

Social Gerontology
Author: Michael B. Kleiman
Publsiher: Transaction Pub
Total Pages: 205
Release: 1983
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822039212352
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Transitions and Transformations

Transitions and Transformations
Author: Caitrin Lynch,Jason Danely
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2013-04-30
ISBN 10: 0857457799
ISBN 13: 9780857457790
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Rapid population aging, once associated with only a select group of modern industrialized nations, has now become a topic of increasing global concern. This volume reframes aging on a global scale by illustrating the multiple ways it is embedded within individual, social, and cultural life courses. It presents a broad range of ethnographic work, introducing a variety of conceptual and methodological approaches to studying life-course transitions in conjunction with broader sociocultural transformations. Through detailed accounts, in such diverse settings as nursing homes in Sri Lanka, a factory in Massachusetts, cemeteries in Japan and clinics in Mexico, the authors explore not simply our understandings of growing older, but the interweaving of individual maturity and intergenerational relationships, social and economic institutions, and intimate experiences of gender, identity, and the body.

Cultural Aging

Cultural Aging
Author: Stephen Katz
Publsiher: Broadview Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9781551115771
ISBN 13: 1551115778
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"With this collection of imaginative, wide-ranging essays, Stephen Katz secures his place as his generation's foremost proponent of cultural aging." - W. Andrew Achenbaum, University of Houston

Ageing with disability

Ageing with disability
Author: Jeppsson Grassman, Eva,Whitaker, Anna
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2013-05-08
ISBN 10: 144730523X
ISBN 13: 9781447305231
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ageing with disability Book Review:

This is the first book to address the issue of ageing after a long life with disability. It breaks new ground through its particular life course perspective, examining what it means to age with a physical or mental disability and what the implications are of 'becoming old' for people who have had extensive disabilities for many years. These people may have had to leave the labour market early, and the book looks at available care resources, both formal and informal. Ageing with disability challenges set ideas about successful ageing, as well as some of those about disabilities. The life course approach that is used unfolds important insights about the impact of multiple disabilities over time and on the phases of life. The book highlights the meaning of care in unexplored contexts, such as where ageing parents are caregivers or regarding mutual care in disabled couples. These are areas of knowledge which have, to date, been totally neglected.

Aging and The Life Course An Introduction to Social Gerontology

Aging and The Life Course  An Introduction to Social Gerontology
Author: Jill Quadagno
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2013-01-25
ISBN 10: 0077516095
ISBN 13: 9780077516093
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aging and The Life Course An Introduction to Social Gerontology Book Review:

Jill QuadagnoËs groundbreaking text Aging and the Life Course examines the relationship between quality of life in old age and its experiential catalysts. Throughout the text an emphasis is placed on the intersectionality of race, class, gender, and culture, and how these classifications affect quality of life. Students will come away with a broad background for understanding crucial and current policy debates.