Key Concepts in Social Gerontology

Key Concepts in Social Gerontology
Author: Judith E Phillips,Kristine J Ajrouch,Sarah Hillcoat-Nalletamby
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2010-03-31
ISBN 10: 1412922720
ISBN 13: 9781412922722
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Key Concepts in Social Gerontology Book Review:

Victor Marshall, Dept. of Sociology and Institute on Aging, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill --

Social Gerontology Today

Social Gerontology Today
Author: Elizabeth W. Markson,Stephen J. Cutler
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780195330137
ISBN 13: 0195330137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Gerontology Today Book Review:

This comprehensive text combines sound pedagogy with cutting-edge research issues. Coverage includes the major social, psychological, and biological perspectives on aging and old age. Rather than taking a purely problem-oriented focus, esteemed social gerontologist Elizabeth W. Markson presents both the positive and negative aspects of the aging process. Social Gerontology Today features: * A richly illustrated two-color text format. * A fresh, informal writing style that will engage and sustain student interest, blending facts with lived experiences of the phenomena. * Gender, race, ethnicity, social class, and birth cohort issues integrated throughout the text. * Current data and research to dispel myths about aging and later life. * Bridges the gap between the historical foundations of aging and the current political climate. * Policies and practices in other societies, providing students with a global perspective. * Afterword written by Stephen J. Cutler. The text is divided into four parts, each developing a major gerontological theme. Part I provides a definition and overview of the study of social gerontology--how it is studied, demographic and social characteristics of the elderly, and social theories about aging. Part II focuses on biological theories of aging, personality and cognition, mental health, and illness. Part III examines family and social relationships, sexuality and intimacy, work, retirement, leisure, economic security, public policy, politics, elders in the health care system, death/dying, and bereavement. In Part IV, Stephen J. Cutler's Afterword spotlights aging trends for the future. At the end of each chapter, students will find the following resources: listings of readily available motion pictures on the particular topic discussed, a listing of relevant and reliable websites, research articles that explore topics in greater depth, and recommended supplemental readings.

The SAGE Handbook of Social Gerontology

The SAGE Handbook of Social Gerontology
Author: Dale Dannefer,Chris Phillipson
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 712
Release: 2010-08-13
ISBN 10: 1446248399
ISBN 13: 9781446248393
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of Social Gerontology Book Review:

"This SAGE Handbook integrates basic research on social dimensions of aging. It presents programmatic applications of research in areas not often seen in Handbooks including imprisonment, technology and aging, urban society aged, and elderly migration. The authors constitute a Who's Who of international gerontology, and the focus on globalization and aging is unique among Handbooks today. This Handbook should be in the library of every social gerontologist." - Vern L. Bengtson, Professor of Gerontology, University of Southern California This volume reflects the emergence of ageing as a global concern, including chapters by international scholars from Asia, Australasia, Europe and North America. It provides a comprehensive overview of key trends and issues in the field, drawing upon the full range of social science disciplines. The Handbook is organized into five parts, each exploring different aspects of research into social aspects of ageing: Disciplinary overviews: summaries of findings from key disciplinary areas within social gerontology. Social relationships and social differences: explores area like social inequality, gender, religion, inter-generational ties, social networks, and friendships. Individual characteristics and change in later life: examines different aspects of individual aging, including self and identity, cognitive processes, and bio-social interactions and their impact on physical and psychological aging. Comparative perspectives and cultural innovations: topics include ageing and development, ageing in a global context, migration, and cross-cultural perspectives on grandparenthood. Policy issues: covering policy concerns such aslong-term care, technology and older people, end of life issues, work and retirement, and the politics of old age. This will be essential reading for all students, researchers and policy-makers concerned with the major issues influencing the lives of older people across the globe.

Research Design in Aging and Social Gerontology

Research Design in Aging and Social Gerontology
Author: Joyce Weil
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2017-02-24
ISBN 10: 1315450151
ISBN 13: 9781315450155
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Design in Aging and Social Gerontology Book Review:

Research Design in Aging and Social Gerontology provides a review of methodological approaches and data-collection methods commonly used with older adults in real-life settings. It addresses the role of normative age-related sensory, cognitive, and functional changes, as well as the influence of generational cohort (age-period-cohort) upon each design. It discusses the role of older adults as true co-researchers; issues uniquely related to studies of persons residing in community-based, assisted, skilled, and memory-care settings; and ethical concerns related to cognitive status changes. The text concludes with detailed guidelines for improving existing data collection methods for older persons and selecting the best fitting methodologies for use in planning research on aging. Features of Research Design in Aging and Social Gerontology include: Descriptions and evaluations of a wide range of methodological approaches, and methods used to collect data about older persons (quantitative, qualitative, mixed, and emergent methods: photovoice, virtual environments, etc.) Ways to match research questions to selection of method without a preconceived methodological preference or dominance Real-world and applied examples along with cases from the gerontological literature "How to" sections about reading output/software reports and qualitative-analysis screenshots (from ATLAS.ti) and quantitative (SPSS) output and interpretation Pedagogical tools in every chapter such as text boxes, case studies, definitions of key terms, discussion questions, and references for further reading on chapter topics Glossary of key terms, complete sample research report, and an overview of past methodological research design work in gerontology Companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/Weil where instructors will find PowerPoint presentations, additional discussion questions, and a sample syllabus; and students will find flashcards based on glossary terms, a downloadable copy of the sample research report in the text, and links to data sets, related websites, further reading, and select gerontological journals This text is intended for upper-level undergraduates and masters students in aging and gerontology as well as students in human development, applied anthropology, psychology, public health, sociology, and social-work settings. Health care professionals, social workers, and care managers who work with older adults will also find this text a valuable resource.

Social Gerontology

Social Gerontology
Author: Robert Mcnamara
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 271
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780865692640
ISBN 13: 0865692645
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Gerontology Book Review:

An in-depth look at some of the most important fields of inquiry in social gerontology.

Social Gerontology

Social Gerontology
Author: Nancy R. Hooyman,H. Asuman Kiyak
Publsiher: Allyn & Bacon
Total Pages: 680
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NWU:35556034787721
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Gerontology Book Review:

This best-selling, multidisciplinary, text on the experience of growing old presents positive images of aging while considering the many factors that contribute to how older individuals experience life. Up-to-date and expanded, "Social Gerontology," Seventh Edition, offers a comprehensive view that presents aging positively, portraying concepts of active aging and resilience, and defining "productive aging" by elaborating on the many ways elders contribute to society and to their families. Based on the latest research findings, it offers greater depth to critical issues of aging, attending to differences by age and cohort, gender, ethnic minority status, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. New features to the seventh edition include: FREE subscription to "Research Navigator(TM)" with every new book. This subscription offers unlimited access to "Research Navigator(TM)" for six months from any computer with an Internet connection. Automatically packaged with new copies of this text is the "Research Navigator(TM) Guide for Social Gerontology," a guide that encourages readers to go beyond the book to explore current research and news on aging from articles in leading scholarly journals, popular magazines, and "The New York Times." Expanded discussion on international and cross-cultural aging issues, emphasize immigrant and refugee elders and multigenerational and intergenerational exchange across the life span that affects quality of life in old age. New material on future directions in aging and career opportunities is interspersed throughout the text.

Social Gerontology

Social Gerontology
Author: Nancy Hooyman,H. Asuman Kiyak
Publsiher: Allyn & Bacon
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2007-07
ISBN 10: 9780205595624
ISBN 13: 0205595626
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Gerontology Book Review:

This best-selling, multidisciplinary, social aging text presents positive images of aging while considering the many factors that contribute to how aging individuals experiences life. Up-to-date and expanded, this text offers a comprehensive view that presents aging positively, portraying concepts of active aging and resiliency, and defining "productive aging" by elaborating on the numerous ways elders contribute to society and their families. Based on the latest research findings, it offers greater depth to critical issues of aging, attending to differences by age and cohort, gender, ethnic minority status, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. 0205802621 / 9780205802623 Social Gerontology: A Multidisciplinary Perspective with MySocKit Package consists of 0205684297 / 9780205684298 MySocKit -- Valuepack Access Card 0205763138 / 9780205763139 Social Gerontology: A Multidisciplinary Perspective

Social Gerontology Pearson New International Edition

Social Gerontology  Pearson New International Edition
Author: Nancy Hooyman,H. Asuman Kiyak
Publsiher: Pearson
Total Pages: 712
Release: 2013-08-21
ISBN 10: 9781292027173
ISBN 13: 1292027177
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Gerontology Pearson New International Edition Book Review:

This best-selling, multidisciplinary, social aging text presents positive images of aging while considering the many factors that contribute to how aging individuals experiences life. Up-to-date and expanded, this text offers a comprehensive view that presents aging positively, portraying concepts of active aging and resiliency, and defining productive aging by elaborating on the numerous ways elders contribute to society and their families. Based on the latest research findings, it offers greater depth to critical issues of aging, attending to differences by age and cohort, gender, ethnic minority status, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.

Aging and the Life Course

Aging and the Life Course
Author: Quadagno,Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publsiher: Academic Internet Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2006-06-01
ISBN 10: 9781428803121
ISBN 13: 1428803122
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aging and the Life Course Book Review:

Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all of the testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events from the textbook are included. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides give all of the outlines, highlights, notes, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanys: 9780072875362 9780072949421 .

The Social Context of Ageing

The Social Context of Ageing
Author: Christina Victor
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2004-12-20
ISBN 10: 113459819X
ISBN 13: 9781134598199
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Social Context of Ageing Book Review:

This comprehensive text focuses on the social contexts of ageing, looking at the diversity of ageing and older people, and at different factors that are important to experiences of old age and ageing. It includes key chapters on: theoretical and methodological bases for the study of ageing demographic context of the 'ageing' population health and illness family and social networks formal and informal care and other services for older people. Providing an invaluable introduction to the major issues involved in the study of ageing, this book is essential reading for students of sociology, gerontology, social policy, health and social care, and professionals working with older people.

Ageing in Society

Ageing in Society
Author: John Bond,Peter Coleman,Sheila M Peace
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 401
Release: 1993-11-01
ISBN 10: 9780803989474
ISBN 13: 0803989474
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ageing in Society Book Review:

This Second Edition has been extensively revised and expanded to take account of recent theory and research. A new chapter has been added dealing with issues of death and dying, and particular attention has been paid to issues of gender and ethnicity in the social structuring of later life. It has been adopted by The Open University as a set book for its course K256 An Ageing Society.

Researching Social Gerontology

Researching Social Gerontology
Author: Sheila M Peace
Publsiher: SAGE Publications Limited
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1990-12-01
ISBN 10: 9780803982857
ISBN 13: 0803982852
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Researching Social Gerontology Book Review:

This accessible introduction to key concepts, methods and issues in social gerontological research presents a unique view of the research process by focusing on the relationships between conceptual definition and research methodology and between research, policy and practice. At a theoretical level, the text draws on the core gerontological concepts of age, dependency, social support and quality of life to illustrate their complexity, and the difficulties of measurement. On a practical level, the contributors present a number of methodological approaches which have been particularly useful in social gerontological research. Finally, they consider three critical issues: whether old people require special ethical consideratio

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 Education
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2013-01-23
ISBN 10: 9780078026850
ISBN 13: 0078026857
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

Jill Quadagno’s 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.

Caring for the Elderly

Caring for the Elderly
Author: Tattwamasi Paltasingh,Renu Tyagi
Publsiher: SAGE Publications India
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2015-07-28
ISBN 10: 9351505367
ISBN 13: 9789351505365
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Caring for the Elderly Book Review:

This book seeks to improve the quality of life of the elderly by means of policy suggestions that can be implemented by the government. Caring for the Elderly focuses on managing various issues confronting the elderly today and the remedial measures that can be taken by care givers and society at large. Contributions from eminent scholars throw light on important concepts, such as population ageing and its associated impacts. In a rapidly changing world, there is a need to discuss issues related to the elderly population and their health and well-being in the social and economic context. Scholars and researchers of gerontology, anthropology, policy studies will find this book useful.

Cross Cultural and Cross Disciplinary Perspectives in Social Gerontology

Cross Cultural and Cross Disciplinary Perspectives in Social Gerontology
Author: Tannistha Samanta
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2016-08-02
ISBN 10: 9811016542
ISBN 13: 9789811016547
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cross Cultural and Cross Disciplinary Perspectives in Social Gerontology Book Review:

This volume intends to re-establish social gerontology as a discipline that has pragmatic links to policy and practice. Collectively, the chapters enrich public debates about the moral, cultural and economic questions surrounding aging, thereby ameliorating the “problems” associated with aging societies. This volume is uniquely cross-cultural, theory-driven and cross-disciplinary. It fills a gap in the gerontological scholarship of the global south that is predominantly descriptive and empirical. Based on original research, this volume examines in particular the sociological question of inequality and its intersection with age, gender, health, family and social relations. In the process, the studies herein highlight the unique historical, institutional and social systems that govern the subjective experience of aging in diverse contexts globally. Specifically, societies in transition including India, Lebanon, Nigeria, Japan, China, Israel and in Europe are studied while connecting the micro-social experience of aging (loneliness, wellbeing, discrimination, relationships and resilience) with larger temporal and political contexts. This exercise generates intellectual capital that reformulates links between aging research and policy in innovative ways. Overall, the volume echoes the global scientific commitment to understand the socio-cultural process of aging in transitional societies and utilizes rich opportunities for cross-fertilization of ideas, disciplines and methods to advance the gerontological promise of critical inquiry, training and practice.

Aging and the Life Course an Introduction to Social Gerontology

Aging and the Life Course  an Introduction to Social Gerontology
Author: Jill S. Quadagno
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9781259955556
ISBN 13: 1259955559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aging and the Life Course an Introduction to Social Gerontology Book Review:

"Quadagno's groundbreaking text, Aging and the Life Course: An Introduction to Social Gerontology, 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. Digital Connect -- The Connect Suite effectively engages students in the course so they are better prepared for class, more active in discussion, and achieve better results. Its innovative and adaptive technology addresses a wide variety of student and instructor needs with a rich database of assignable and assessable activities, each attached to learning objectives. Connect, part of the Connect suite, is a web-based assignment and assessment platform that features a number of powerful tools that make managing assignments easier for instructors and learning and studying more engaging and efficient for students. Connect InsightTM -- As part of the Connect Suite, InsightTM puts real-time analytics in your hands so you can take action early and keep struggling students from falling behind. Designed for your tablet or desktop computer, Insight is a series of visual displays providing at-a-glance information regarding how your section, students, and assignments are doing. SmartBook -- As part of the Connect Suite, SmartBook is the first and only adaptive reading and learning experience that changes the way students read. It creates a personalized, interactive reading environment like no other by highlighting important concepts, while helping students identify their strengths and weaknesses. This ensures that he or she is focused on the content needed to close specific knowledge gaps, while it simultaneously promotes long term learning. LearnSmart -- As part of the Connect Suite, LearnSmart is an adaptive learning program designed to help students learn faster, study smarter, and retain more knowledge for greater success. Millions of students have answered billions of questions in LearnSmart, making it the most widely used tool that's proven to strengthen memory recall, retain student attendance, and boost grades"--

Social Gerontology

Social Gerontology
Author: Nancy R. Hooyman,H. Asuman Kiyak
Publsiher: Pearson Education
Total Pages: 788
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9780205806393
ISBN 13: 0205806392
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Gerontology Book Review:

This best-selling, multidisciplinary, social aging text presents positive images of aging while considering the many factors that contribute to how aging individuals experiences life. Up-to-date and expanded, this text offers a comprehensive view that presents aging positively, portraying concepts of active aging and resiliency, and defining "productive aging" by elaborating on the numerous ways elders contribute to society and their families. Based on the latest research findings, it offers greater depth to critical issues of aging, attending to differences by age and cohort, gender, ethnic minority status, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. If you want to purchase the book and access code order this ISBN 0205802621 / 9780205802623 Social Gerontology:Multidisciplinary Perpective and MySocKit Access Code Package consists of 0205684297 / 9780205684298 MySocKit -- Valuepack Access Card 0205763138 / 9780205763139 Social Gerontology: A Multidisciplinary Perspective

Old Age in Modern Society

Old Age in Modern Society
Author: Christina R. Victor
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2013-11-11
ISBN 10: 1489930752
ISBN 13: 9781489930750
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Old Age in Modern Society Book Review:

Old age is a part of the lifecycle about which there are numerous myths and stereotypes. To present an overstatement of commonly held beliefs, the old are portrayed as dependent individuals, characterized by a lack of social autonomy, unloved and neglected by both their immediate family and friends; and posing a threat to the living standards of younger age groups by being a 'burden' that consumes without producing. Older people are perceived as a single homogeneous group, and the experiment of ageing characterized as being the same for all individuals, irrespective of the diversity of their circumstances before the onset of old age. In this book, detailed statistical material is used to portray the circum stances of older people in modern society in an attempt to evaluate the appropriateness (or otherwise) of the major stereotypes of later life. This volume does not address ageing from a psychological or micro-social per spective. In particular, we do not explore major issues relating to old age. Rather we feel that, from the extensive collection of surveys concerned with the elderly, we can provide a context within which individual eld erly people can be studied from more anthropological or biographical perspectives.

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.

Ageing in Society

Ageing in Society
Author: John Bond,Sheila M Peace,Freya Dittmann-Kohli,Gerben Westerhof
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2007-02-22
ISBN 10: 1848607245
ISBN 13: 9781848607248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ageing in Society Book Review:

`Ageing in Society brings forth exciting new questions, fresh perspectives, and a necessary critical approach to key issues - this is indeed an authoritative introduction. The authors not only have made significant contributions to gerontology, but offer the reader considerations for what could be, not just what is, the design of old age in society. The book will inform students in ways that so many texts in the area, satisfied with comfortable bromides, do not' - Jaber Gubrium, Editor of Journal of Aging Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia `This completely revised Third Edition of Ageing in Society presents one of the most comprehensive pictures of ageing today. Emphasising the dual processes of ageing societies and the experience of ageing, the book offers the reader - student or researcher alike - cogent discussions of the most up to date perspectives and evidence available. The contributors are all leading experts in their fields - comprising a range of important disciplines as they apply to ageing. Ageing in Society is a cutting edge text on one of the most important subjects facing the modern world - a must for all students of ageing' - Mike Bury, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of London `The Third Edition of the comprehensive textbook Ageing in Society extends its scope to include continental Europe, allowing broader as well as deeper insights into recent trends in gerontology. Gerontologists and practitioners are urged not to stop reading before they have reached the insightful last chapter "Ageing into the future"!' - Professor Dorly Deeg, Editor-in-Chief European Journal of Ageing The Third Edition of this popular and widely-used text provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of ageing, exploring the key theories, concepts and methods which the behavioural and social sciences contribute to the subject. Thoroughly revised and updated, Ageing in Society reflects new trends in gerontology, incorporating recent developments in theory and research as well as major international and interdisciplinary perspectives. A new chapter on cognitive ageing has been added and key themes, such as social protection, retirement, health and illness, and cultural images of old age are also critically examined. Ageing in Society was developed by the British Society of Gerontology to fulfil the need for an authoritative introduction to social gerontology. As such, it is an ideal resource for students and lecturers in the social and behavioural sciences, as well as for students and practitioners in health and social care.