By Toni M. Calasanti
This quantity of unique chapters is designed to carry awareness to a ignored quarter of feminist scholarship - getting older. After a number of a long time of feminist reports we're now good proficient of the advanced ways in which gender shapes the lives of girls and males. equally, we all know extra approximately how gendered strength family interface with race and ethnicity, category and sexual orientation. critical theorizing of outdated age and age family members to gender represents the subsequent frontier of feminist scholarship. during this quantity, top nationwide and overseas feminist students of getting older take first steps during this path, illuminating how age family have interaction with different social inequalities, rather gender. In doing so, the authors problem and rework feminist scholarship and plenty of taken without any consideration recommendations in gender studies.
By Tanya F. Johnson
Johnson addresses moral concerns in getting older in a number of contextsâ€”the social cultural setting, actual health and wellbeing care, psychological overall healthiness care, social health and wellbeing care, criminal care, and religious care. simply because long term getting older has created a brand new iteration of older adults, a few new matters are rising which have to be addressed from a moral perspectiveâ€”elder abuse, doctor assisted suicide, dementia, intergenerational fairness, guardianship, and residing wills. quite a lot of specialists together with physicians, philosophers, attorneys, social employees, nurses, sociologists, public overall healthiness folks, theologians, historians, and ethicists proportion their insights at the moral matters and dilemmas older adults in American society are dealing with or tend to face over the existence path. Of curiosity to undergraduate and graduate school and scholars in sociology, social paintings and social prone practitioners, policymakers, and educational libraries.
By Richard W. Pew, Susan B. Van Hemel
Rising and at present on hand applied sciences provide nice promise for assisting older adults, even these with no severe disabilities, to stay fit, cozy, and efficient lives. What applied sciences provide the main capability gain? What demanding situations needs to be conquer, what difficulties needs to be solved, for this promise to be fulfilled? How can federal corporations just like the nationwide Institute on getting older most sensible use their assets to help the interpretation from laboratory findings to necessary, marketable services and products? "Technology for Adaptive getting older" is the fabricated from a workshop that introduced jointly uncommon specialists in getting older learn and in know-how to debate purposes of know-how to verbal exchange, schooling and studying, employment, overall healthiness, residing environments, and transportation for older adults. It comprises the entire workshop papers and the record of the committee that geared up the workshop. The committee record synthesizes and evaluates the issues made within the workshop papers and recommends priorities for federal help of translational study in expertise for older adults.
By PhD James Jackson PhD, Toni C. Antonucci PhD, PhD Harvey Sterns PhD
It's more and more well-known that an individual's adventure of previous age is essentially inspired by means of their past lifestyles studies. This quantity of the once a year evaluation of Gerontology and Geriatrics starts with an summary of the theoretical underpinnings of either the lifestyles Span and the lifestyles path views on overall healthiness disparities in getting older populations, analyzing them within the context of a altering constitution of society. This quantity specializes in morbidities more often than not in addition to particular morbidities reminiscent of diabetes, heart problems and high blood pressure, giving specific consciousness to life-time affects on cognition and useful talents. ultimately, this new quantity addresses broader coverage concerns with relation to lifestyles Span and existence path views on getting older. Key gains: Addresses an immense subject of accelerating relevance. Addresses the difficulty of disparities from genes to geography offers conventional and rising clinical views
By Leni Marshall
Deconstructs fiction and nonfiction to extra understandings of ways getting older and previous age are created.
In full of life, available prose, this ebook expands the achieve and intensity of age stories. A evaluate of age stories tools in thought, literature, and perform leads readers to work out how their very own intersectional identities form their ideals approximately age, getting older, and previous age. This examine asks readers to interrogate the “texts” of menopause, self-help books on getting older, and foundational age experiences works. as well as the examine of those nonfiction texts, the poetry and prose of Doris Lessing, Lucille Clifton, and Louise Erdrich function autos for exploring how age family paintings, together with how they invoke readers into kinships of reciprocal care as othermothers, otherdaughters, and otherelders. The literary chapters learn how talented storytellers supply enactments, portrayals, and metaphorical makes use of of age to create transformative strength.
By Thomas Cole PhD, W. Andrew Achenbaum PhD, Patricia Jakobi PhD, Robert Kastenbaum PhD
A serious gerontology calls for greater than an easy elaboration of current humanistic scholarship on getting older. This unparalleled new paintings introduces a foundation for actual discussion throughout humanistic, clinical, disciplines. one of the subject matters addressed are commercial employment, retirement, lifestyles kinds of older ladies, and organic examine. From philosophical reflections at the "third age" to severe views on institutional variations to an getting older society, this publication provides a variety of provocative idea.
By Thomas B. L. Kirkwood, Cary L. Cooper
Wellbeing in Later Life makes use of the newest study from various disciplines to deal with and proper universal myths and misconceptions approximately aging.
- Covers issues starting from organic mechanisms that impact getting older to way of life, attitudes, and social factors
- Examines the demanding situations of humanity’s expanding lifestyles expectancy and contains thoughts for keeping and embellishing well being in later life
- Makes significant connections among examine and perform to hyperlink elements of getting older that have formerly been thought of separate
- Part of the six-volume Wellbeing: a whole Reference Guide, which brings jointly best examine from around the social sciences
By Ingo Bode
This ebook examines the increase of welfare markets in Western societies and explores their functioning, law and embeddedness via addressing the actual box of previous age provision, together with either retirement provision and aged care. It is going past an insignificant social coverage research through investigating significant cultural underpinnings of the hot (quasi-)markets, with those underpinnings embracing collective normative representations of ways societies (should) institutionally deal with outdated age. The publication seems at even if pension and care structures are converging lower than the impact of globalization – with marketization being a key phenomenon – and to what quantity this is often making a transnational tradition of welfare markets. This ebook, the 1st e-book to systematically describe and examine the phenomenon of welfare markets, elucidates the complicated cultural underpinnings of care and pensions platforms in an period of marketization, arguing that we face a cultural fight over the way in which past due glossy societies conceptualize institutional old-age provision.
By Alison Froggatt (auth.)
By Sheung-Tak Cheng, Iris Chi, Helene H. Fung, Lydia W. Li, Jean Woo
This ebook brings jointly state of the art study on winning getting older in Asian populations and highlights how the standards that give a contribution to profitable getting older range from these within the West. It examines the variations among the Asian and Western contexts within which the getting older approach unfolds, together with cultural values, existence, actual environments and family members buildings. moreover, it examines the query of the way so as to add caliber to longer years of lifestyles. particularly, it seems to be at how one can advertise wellbeing and fitness, look after cognition, maximize functioning with social aid and hold emotional overall healthiness regardless of inevitable declines and losses. in comparison to different elements of the realm, Asia will age extra speedy because of the swift socioeconomic advancements resulting in emerging durability and traditionally low fertility charges in a few nations. those demographic forces in titanic populations equivalent to China are anticipated to make Asia the most driving force of world getting older within the coming many years. for that reason, researchers, pros, policymakers, in addition to the industrial area, in either East and West, are more and more drawn to gaining a deeper realizing of getting older in Asia.