Aging and the Life Course Book

Aging and the Life Course


  • Author : Jill Quadagno
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • Release Date : 2017-04-11
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 126085308X

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Aging and the Life Course Book

Aging and the Life Course


  • Author : Jill S. Quadagno
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Gerontology
  • Pages : 479
  • ISBN 10 : 0070522561

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Aging and the Life Course  an Introduction to Social Gerontology Book

Aging and the Life Course an Introduction to Social Gerontology


  • Author : Jill S. Quadagno
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1259955559

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Aging and the Life Course an Introduction to Social Gerontology Excerpt :

"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 design

Aging  Society  and the Life Course  Fourth Edition Book

Aging Society and the Life Course Fourth Edition


  • Author : Leslie A. Morgan, PhD
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2011-03-15
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 353
  • ISBN 10 : 9780826119377

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This edition details the impact of societal forces on the aging process. Fully reorganized with the addition of new materials, the book focuses on the diversity of the older population, examining it from macro/micro perspectives to understand aging and the life course as a social phenomenon.--[book cover]

Aging and the Digital Life Course Book

Aging and the Digital Life Course


  • Author : David Prendergast
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release Date : 2017-06
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781785335013

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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.

Beyond Gender Differences Book

Beyond Gender Differences


  • Author : Laurie Russell Hatch
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-12-20
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351845670

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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.

A Life Course Approach to Healthy Ageing Book

A Life Course Approach to Healthy Ageing


  • Author : Yoav Ben-Shlomo
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199656516

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This title investigates the lifetime determinants of healthy ageing and their implications for policy and practice, bringing together authorities in ageing research and knowledge transfer from across the world.

Global Aging Book

Global Aging


  • Author : Suzanne R. Kunkel, PhD
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2014-02-03
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 311
  • ISBN 10 : 9780826105462

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Age and the Reach of Sociological Imagination Book

Age and the Reach of Sociological Imagination


  • Author : Dale Dannefer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-08-10
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000405774

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The dominant narratives of both science and popular culture typically define aging and human development as self-contained individual matters, failing to recognize the degree to which they are shaped by experiential and contextual contingencies. Our understandings of age are thereby "boxed in" and constricted by assumptions of "normality" and naturalness that limit our capacities to explore possible alternative experiences of development and aging, and the conditions – both individual and social – that might foster such experiences. Combining foundational principles of critical social science with recent breakthroughs in research across disciplines ranging from biology to economics, this book offers a scientifically and humanly expanded landscape for apprehending the life course. Rejecting familiar but false dichotomies such as "nature vs. nurture" and "structure vs. agency", it clarifies the organismic fundamentals that make the actual content of experience so centrally important in age and development, and it also explores why attention to these fundamentals has been so resisted in studies of individuals and individual change, and in policy and practice as well. In presenting the basic principles and reviewing the current state of knowledge, Dale Dannefer introduces multi-levelled social processes that shape human development and aging over the life course and age as a cultural phenomenon – organizing his approach around three key frontiers of inquiry that each invite a vigorous exercise of sociological imagination: the Social-Structural Frontier, the Biosocial Frontier and the Critical-Reflexive Frontier.

Aging  Society  and the Life Course Book

Aging Society and the Life Course


  • Author : Suzanne R. Kunkel
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0826180345

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

Lives in Time and Place and Invitation to the Life Course


  • Author : Richard Settersten
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-02-06
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 355
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351843188

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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).

Aging and the Life Course Book

Aging and the Life Course


  • Author : Deborah Lowry
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2022
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 1538143240

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Aging & the Life Course: Social & Cultural Contexts provides an accessible, up-to-date introduction to the study of aging and the life course from a distinctly sociological perspective. It explores the sociocultural dimensions of aging while encouraging critical thinking about the diversity of aging experiences, societal attitudes toward older adults, the politics and economics of growing old, and end-of-life resources. Throughout, the text emphasizes the relevance of the material for working with older populations, understanding social policy and policy debates, improving communities, relating to others, and understanding ourselves.

Transitions and the Lifecourse Book

Transitions and the Lifecourse


  • Author : Amanda Grenier
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847426918

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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.

Transitions and Transformations Book

Transitions and Transformations


  • Author : Caitrin Lynch
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release Date : 2013-04-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857457790

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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.

Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences Book

Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences


  • Author : Linda George
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2010-11-26
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN 10 : 0123808812

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Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, Seventh Edition, provides extensive reviews and critical evaluations of research on the social aspects of aging. It also makes available major references and identifies high-priority topics for future research. The book is organized into four parts. Part 1 reviews developments in the field of age and the life course (ALC) studies and presents guidelines on conducting cohort analysis. Part 2 covers the demographic aspects of aging; longevity trends; disability and aging; and stratification and inequality research. Part 3 includes chapters that examine socioeconomic position and racial/ethnic disparities in health at older ages; the role of social factors in the distribution, antecedents, and consequences of depression; and aspects of private wealth transfers and the changing nature of family gift-giving. Part 4 deals with pension reform in Europe; the political activities of older Americans; the future of retirement security; and gender differences in old age. The Handbook is intended for researchers, professional practitioners, and students in the field of aging. It can also serve as a basic reference tool for scholars, professionals, and others who are not presently engaged in research and practice directly focused on aging and the aged. Contains all the main areas of social science gerontological research in one volume Begins with a section on theory and methods Edited by one of the fathers of gerontology (Binstock) and contributors represent top scholars in gerontology