Cross Cultural and Cross Disciplinary Perspectives in Social Gerontology Book

Cross Cultural and Cross Disciplinary Perspectives in Social Gerontology


  • Author : Tannistha Samanta
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-08-02
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811016547

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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.

Key Concepts in Social Gerontology Book

Key Concepts in Social Gerontology


  • Author : Judith E Phillips
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2010-03-31
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN 10 : 9781412922722

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

The Social Context of Ageing Book

The Social Context of Ageing


  • Author : Christina Victor
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2004-12-20
  • Genre: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134598199

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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.

The SAGE Handbook of Social Gerontology Book

The SAGE Handbook of Social Gerontology


  • Author : Dale Dannefer
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2010-08-13
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 712
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446248393

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"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.

Social Gerontology Book

Social Gerontology


  • Author : Robert Mcnamara
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 0865692645

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

Social Gerontology Book

Social Gerontology


  • Author : David L. Decker
  • Publisher : Boston ; Toronto : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 1980
  • Genre: Gerontology
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : OSU:32435006068597

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Social Gerontology Book

Social Gerontology


  • Author : Kathryn L. Braun
  • Publisher : Allyn & Bacon
  • Release Date : 1998-07
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 0205292216

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Ageing in Society Book

Ageing in Society


  • Author : John Bond
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2007-02-22
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781848607248

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`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

Gerontological Social Work in Action Book

Gerontological Social Work in Action


  • Author : Wendy Hulko
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-12-19
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351801539

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Gerontological Social Work in Action introduces "anti-oppression gerontology" (AOG), a critical approach to social work with older adults, their families, and communities. AOG principles are applied to direct and indirect practice and a range of topics of relevance to social work practice in the context of a rapidly aging and increasingly diverse world. Weaving together stories from diverse older adults, theories, research, and practical tools, this unique textbook prompts social workers to think differently and push back against oppressive forces. It pays attention to issues, realities, and contexts that are largely absent in social work education and gerontological practice, including important developments in our understanding of age/ism; theories of aging and social work; sites and sectors of health and social care; managing risk and frailty; moral, ethical and legal questions about aging including medical assistance in dying; caregiving; dementia and citizenship; trauma; and much more. This textbook should be considered essential reading for social work students new to or seeking to specialize in aging, as well as those interested in the application of anti-oppressive principles to working with older adults and researching later life.

Research Design in Aging and Social Gerontology Book

Research Design in Aging and Social Gerontology


  • Author : Joyce Weil
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-02-24
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315450148

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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 resear

Social Gerontology Bibliography Book

Social Gerontology Bibliography


  • Author : University of Michigan. School of Social Work
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1957
  • Genre: Older people
  • Pages : 66
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015070504579

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Social Gerontology Book

Social Gerontology


  • Author : Nancy R. Hooyman
  • Publisher : Allyn & Bacon
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 712
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015061447804

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Appropriate for sociology, psychology, and nursing students, this textbook examines the biological and physiological changes that affect older people's daily functioning, their risk of chronic diseases, the psychological changes that can occur, and the social implications of aging.

Social Gerontology Book

Social Gerontology


  • Author : Michael B. Kleiman
  • Publisher : Transaction Pub
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822039212352

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Critical Gerontology for Social Workers Book

Critical Gerontology for Social Workers


  • Author : Torres, Sandra
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Release Date : 2022-04-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781447360476

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This original collection explores how critical gerontology can make sense of old age inequalities to inform and improve social work research, policy and practice and empower older people. With examples of practice-facing research, this book engages with key debates on age-related human rights and social justice issues. The critical and conceptual focus will expand the horizons of those who work with older people, addressing the current challenges, issues and opportunities that they face.

Enduring Questions in Gerontology Book

Enduring Questions in Gerontology


  • Author : Debra J. Sheets, RN, PhD
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2005-11-10
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 0826164161

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Enduring Questions in Gerontology provides a comprehensive perspective on the abiding issues in gerontology. Both current and future gerontologists will find this book useful in examining emerging dilemmas and creating a context for further progress in the field of aging. The most creative thinkers contributing to the gerontological literature reflect on their disciplines, consider how key questions have emerged, review how they have changed in the decades since gerontology entered the fray, and speculate what may lie ahead. The resulting collection of essays offers a comprehensive perspective on the enduring questions in gerontology and how they have shaped our understanding of differences in the experience of old age. Key contributors to this volume include: George L. Maddox Christine L. Fry Steven Austad Kenneth Brummel-Smith Manfred Diehl Martha Holstein W. Andrew Achenbaum James E. Birren As an emerging or seasoned scholar, you will find insights into the ways in which each disciplinary focus grapples with societal transitions, identifies emerging issues, and lays out strategies and salient perspectives for what should come next.