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Aging and the Life Course An Introduction to Social Gerontology

Aging and the Life Course  An Introduction to Social Gerontology Book
Author : Jill Quadagno
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
Release : 2017-04-11
ISBN : 9781259870446
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Aging Society and the Life Course Fifth Edition

Aging  Society  and the Life Course  Fifth Edition Book
Author : Leslie A. Morgan, PhD,Suzanne R. Kunkel, PhD
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
Release : 2015-07-20
ISBN : 0826121721
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 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.

Transitions and the Lifecourse

Transitions and the Lifecourse Book
Author : Amanda Grenier
Publisher : Policy Press
Release : 2012
ISBN : 1847426913
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Aging Society and the Life Course

Aging  Society  and the Life Course Book
Author : Suzanne R. Kunkel
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019
ISBN : 9780826180346
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Global Aging Second Edition

Global Aging  Second Edition Book
Author : Frank J. Whittington, PhD,Suzanne R. Kunkel, PhD,Kate De Medeiros, PhD
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
Release : 2019-12-01
ISBN : 0826162541
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Praise for the first edition: “This book is exemplary in amassing demographic, policy, and sociopsychological data from around the world... The content of the book is rich with current information seldom accumulated into one sourceI recommend this volume to gerontologists, aging studies undergraduate and graduate students... demographers, and global studies scholars.” Dr. Carol A. Gosselink, PsycCritiques Written by leading scholars, this esteemed text on global aging is distinguished by its unique perspective on universal similarities and sociocultural differences across nations. Fully revised, updated, and reorganized, the second edition presents comprehensive coverage of major topics in social gerontology and expands its treatment of health behavior, health care, families, caregiving, older workers, and retirement. It delivers new information on living environments, religious beliefs and practices; environmental threats; cross-cultural views of dementia; ageism in advertising; age-friendly communities; global immigration and cultural assimilation, and end-of-life caregiving. The second edition also offers additional case studies, first-person narratives and focused essays to enhance core material and a greater number of non-Western contributors. The topical essays reflect changing mores and current issues affecting societies and the aging experience. Discussion questions conclude each chapter, and an Instructor’s Manual and PowerPoint slides are available to instructors. Print version of the book includes free, searchable, digital access to entire contents. New to the Second Edition: Expanded content on health beliefs and health behavior, religious belief and practice, environmental threats, housing and living environments, physical security, consumer control of health care, family life, and more Additional topics on global immigration and cultural assimilation, age portrayals in advertising, voluntarism, and the use of social media in caregiving Abundant new and expanded essays New case studies and first-person narratives Many more non-Western contributors Key Features: Delivers comprehensive coverage of major topics in gerontology Uses a unique comparative, cross-national perspective Authored by world-renowned aging scholars Includes case studies/essays/personal narratives to enliven core information Provides the most comprehensive demographic data on aging around the world

Aging and the Life Course

Aging and the Life Course Book
Author : Jill S. Quadagno
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9780073528168
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Aging Society and the Life Course Fifth Edition

Aging  Society  and the Life Course  Fifth Edition Book
Author : Suzanne R. Kunkel, PhD,Leslie A. Morgan, PhD
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
Release : 2015-07-20
ISBN : 082612173X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"[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

Ageing Insight and Wisdom

Ageing  Insight and Wisdom Book
Author : Ricca Edmondson
Publisher : Policy Press
Release : 2015-06-29
ISBN : 1847425593
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book focuses on older people as makers of meaning and insight, highlighting the evolving values, priorities and ways of communicating that make later life fascinating. It explores what creating ‘meaning’ in later life really implies, for older people themselves, for how to conceptualise older people and for relationships between generations. The book offers a language for discussing major types of lifecourse meaning, not least those concerning ethical and temporal aspects of the ways people interpret their lifecourses, the ways older people form part of social and symbolic landscapes, and the types of wisdom they can offer. It will appeal to students of gerontology, sociological methodology, humanistic sociology, philosophy, psychology, and health promotion and medicine.

Aging And the Life Course

Aging And the Life Course Book
Author : Quadagno
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2006-06-30
ISBN : 9781428803121
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Aging and the Digital Life Course

Aging and the Digital Life Course Book
Author : David Prendergast,Chiara Garattini
Publisher : Berghahn Books
Release : 2017-06
ISBN : 1785335014
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

The Life Course in Context

The Life Course in Context Book
Author : Kyong Hee Chee
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014-06-23
ISBN : 9781516552368
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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""The Life Course in Context" introduces undergraduate and graduate students to the main themes and concepts of the life course perspective. It shows how these concepts are applied to the analysis of life course events and provides insight into the importance of considering cultural and historical context when examining the life course. The studies in the collection have been grouped into four sections. Section one introduces the life course perspective as a dynamic theoretical approach and illustrates how it can be applied to studying the multiple connections between neighborhoods and individuals' health. Section two incorporates a multicultural perspective to shed light on the early years of the life course. In section three students gain a deeper understanding of family and employment patterns and expectations during adulthood, and in Section four the studies explore aging and dying as they are viewed within a cultural context. "The Life Course in Context" is well suited to courses that address social issues related to life course transitions. It is also a useful supplement to gerontology courses that examine aging from a life course perspective. Kyong Hee Chee holds a Ph.D in sociology from Iowa State University. She is an associate professor of sociology at Texas State University, where she participated in the creation of the university's new master's of science program in dementia and aging studies, which is the first of its kind in the United States. Her research interests include aging and the life course and community development. Her work has been published in "The Gerontologist, " the "International Journal of Sociology of the Family, " and "Sociological Spectrum." In 2008 the Gerontological Society of America awarded her its Civic Engagement in an Older America Project Senior Scholar Award."

Global Aging

Global Aging Book
Author : Suzanne R. Kunkel, PhD,J. Scott Brown, PhD,Frank J. Whittington, PhD
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
Release : 2014-02-03
ISBN : 0826105475
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"This book is exemplary in amassing demographic, policy, and sociopsychological data from around the world to refute both premises: that countriesí aging is not occurring in developing nations and that aging of the population presents intractable predicaments. The content of the book is rich with current information seldom accumulated into one source. For a scholar of aging studies, the topics are comprehensive, including demographics, political systems, health and long-term care provision, employment/retirement, and formal and informal support systems. Structurally, the book adds value with the inclusion of Web resources and a robust index. The design is conducive for a classroom setting by incorporating discussion questions and key words at the end of each chapter." -- Dr. Carol A. Gosselink, PsycCritiques Using a comparative, cross-national perspective, Global Aging: Comparative Perspectives on Aging and the Life Course explores the major topics in social gerontology worldwide and the demands that the aging population places on a society. This comprehensive and timely guide includes contributions from international gerontology scholars and illustrates both universal and socioculturally unique aspects of aging across nations. It is organized thematically for ease of use and includes an abundance of photographs and illustrations to highlight key points. Key features: Discussions on various nations' policies and programs designed to meet the unique needs of an older population An essay on pension and income maintenance policies and programs An analysis of the role of local and national governments, as well as non-governmental organizations, in serving older adults Case studies on specific aspects of aging: family life, caregiving, policies and politics, health and long-term care, and work and retirement The most current demographic data on aging around the world

The Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive Aging

The Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive Aging Book
Author : Ayanna K. Thomas,Angela Gutchess
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2020-06-30
ISBN : 9781108449366
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Independence and the Life Course

Ageing  Independence  and the Life Course Book
Author : Sara Arber,Maria Evandrou
Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Release : 1993
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Using a life course approach, which emphasises the importance of recognising the effects of different life experiences on different groups of individuals and the interlinkage between phases of the life course, the book explores the ways in which bases of structural advantage and disadvantage have cumulative impacts on the situation of older people.

AGING and the LIFE COURSE SOCIAL

AGING and the LIFE COURSE SOCIAL Book
Author : Deborah LOWRY
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9781538143247
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Poetics and Politics of Tuareg Aging

The Poetics and Politics of Tuareg Aging Book
Author : Susan J. Rasmussen
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2009-07-01
ISBN : 9780875806242
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this unique ethnographical study of the people of the Kel Ewey confederation of Tuareg, Rasmussen explores concepts of age and aging in an African culture. A seminomadic community in northern Niger, the Tuareg understand aging in a way that is distinctly nonlinear - a dimension of life they measure outside of a chronological time frame. Instead, rituals related to marriage, childbirth, and death mark the process of aging. In this way, the life course of an individual is more important to the notion of age than the literal age. A sense of private power and transformation of self over time are thus achieved through ritual. Rasmussen draws on field experience conducted between 1974 and 1995. The longevity of her ethnological study provided the opportunity for extended interaction with local residents, who eventually took an active role in studying the researcher. She explores the mutual exchange of knowledge about aging and life course - an interaction that itself sheds light on the need to deconstruct standard age-related categories for studying other cultures. Her research lays a foundation for deeper understanding of topics related to gender, social stratum, and kinship throughout the life course as well as aging. It offers a point of departure for all who are interested in alternative concepts of aging.

Aging Society and the Life Course

Aging  Society  and the Life Course Book
Author : Leslie A. Morgan,Suzanne R. Kunkel
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0826100988
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Understanding Brain Aging and Dementia

Understanding Brain Aging and Dementia Book
Author : Lawrence J. Whalley
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2015-07-07
ISBN : 0231536372
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The life course method compares an individual's long-life and late-life behaviors to gauge one's mental decay. Arguing the life course approach is the best and simplest model for tracking mental development, Lawrence J. Whalley unlocks the mysteries of brain functionality, illuminating the processes that affect the brain during aging, the causes behind these changes, and effective coping strategies. Whalley identifies the genetic factors that determine the pace of aging and the behaviors, starting in childhood, that influence how we age. Through vignettes, charts, and tables, he composes an accessible book for patients, family members, and caretakers struggling to make sense of a complex experience.

Cultural Aging

Cultural Aging Book
Author : Stephen Katz
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 2005
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Aging and Generational Relations over the Life Course

Aging and Generational Relations over the Life Course Book
Author : Tamara K. Hareven
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
Release : 1996-01-01
ISBN : 3110875527
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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