Key Concepts in Social Gerontology

Key Concepts in Social Gerontology
Author by: Judith E Phillips,Kristine J Ajrouch,Sarah Hillcoat-Nalletamby
Release: 2010-03-31
Editor: SAGE Publications
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781412922722
Language: un
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Victor Marshall, Dept. of Sociology and Institute on Aging, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill --

The SAGE Handbook of Social Gerontology

The SAGE Handbook of Social Gerontology
Author by: Dale Dannefer
Release: 2010-09-14
Editor: SAGE Publications
Pages: 685
ISBN: 9781412934640
Language: en
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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: topics include: social inequality, gender and ageing, the role of religion, inter-generational ties, social networks, and friendships in later life. * Individual characteristics and change in later life: chapters in this section examine different aspects of individual aging, including self and identity, cognitive processes, and biosocial interactions and their impact on physical and psychological aging. * Comparative perspectives and cultural innovations: topics in this section include: ageing and development, ageing in a global context, migration, and cross-cultural perspectives on grandparenthood. * Policy issues: The final section examines some of the main policy concerns affecting older people across the world. Topics include: developments in social policy, long-term care, technology and older people, end of life issues, work and retirement, crime and older people, 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.

The Social Context of Ageing

The Social Context of Ageing
Author by: Christina Victor
Release: 2004-12-20
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781134598199
Language: en
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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.

Social Gerontology

Social Gerontology
Author by: Nancy R. Hooyman,H. Asuman Kiyak
Release: 2011
Editor: Prentice Hall
Pages: 788
ISBN: 0205763138
Language: un
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This textbook provides a survey of the field of social gerontology, taking a multi-disciplinary approach to the social aspects of aging and/or working with older adults. The authors demonstrate how age-related changes in the biological, functional, and psychological domains can influence the older person's interactions with his/her social and physical environment. They offer a 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 understanding to critical issues of aging, attending to differences by age and cohort, gender, ethnic minority status, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.

Research Design in Aging and Social Gerontology

Research Design in Aging and Social Gerontology
Author by: Joyce Weil
Release: 2017-02-24
Editor: Taylor & Francis
Pages: 318
ISBN: 9781315450155
Language: en
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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 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 by: Robert Mcnamara
Release: 1998
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
Pages: 271
ISBN: 0865692645
Language: un
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An in-depth look at some of the most important fields of inquiry in social gerontology.

The SAGE Handbook of Social Gerontology

The SAGE Handbook of Social Gerontology
Author by: Dale Dannefer,Chris Phillipson
Release: 2010-08-13
Editor: SAGE
Pages: 712
ISBN: 9781446248393
Language: un
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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.

The SAGE Handbook of Social Gerontology

The SAGE Handbook of Social Gerontology
Author by: Dale Dannefer,Chris Phillipson
Release: 2013-06-21
Editor: SAGE Publications Limited
Pages: 712
ISBN: 1446270475
Language: un
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The subject matter of this Handbook deals with one of the most challenging issues for societies in the 21st Century, namely, the social, economic and cultural changes associated with individual ageing and the rapidly growing reality of the ageing of human populations. The SAGE Handbook of Social Gerontology provides a comprehensive overview of key trends and issues in the field of ageing, drawing upon the full range of social science disciplines. The volume reflects the emergence of ageing as a global concern, drawing upon international scholars from Asia, Australasia, Europe and North America. The book 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: topics include social inequality, gender, religion, inter-generational ties, social networks, and friendships in later life. · Individual characteristics and change in later life: examining different aspects of individual aging, including self and identity, cognitive processes, and biosocial 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: topics include: developments in social policy, long-term care, technology and older people, end of life issues, work and retirement, crime and older people, and the politics of old age. It 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

Social Gerontology
Author by: Michael B. Kleiman
Release: 1983
Editor: Transaction Pub
Pages: 205
ISBN: UCSD:31822039212352
Language: en
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Cross Cultural and Cross Disciplinary Perspectives in Social Gerontology

Cross Cultural and Cross Disciplinary Perspectives in Social Gerontology
Author by: Tannistha Samanta
Release: 2016-08-02
Editor: Springer
Pages: 273
ISBN: 9789811016547
Language: en
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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.

Ageing in Society

Ageing in Society
Author by: John Bond,Peter Coleman,Sheila M Peace
Release: 1993-11-01
Editor: SAGE
Pages: 401
ISBN: 0803989474
Language: un
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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.

The Need for Theory

The Need for Theory
Author by: Simon Biggs,Jon Hendricks,Ariela Lowenstein
Release: 2020-11-26
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 268
ISBN: 9781351863278
Language: en
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The "Need for Theory" speaks to the burgeoning need for critical thinking in social gerontology. The editors have brought together some of the foremost contributors to theoretical advances in the field. This volume incorporates state-of-the-art theorizing with a focus on selected topical areas facing gerontologists around the world. Using their keen insights into substantive issues, the contributors examine personal and structural changes affecting individuals over the life course. Extolling the need for theory is not enough; the contributors focus their insights on a panoply of substantive issues, linking the personal with the political and with the structural parameters that shape the process of aging, no matter where it occurs.

Aging and the Life Course An Introduction to Social Gerontology

Aging and the Life Course  An Introduction to Social Gerontology
Author by: Jill Quadagno
Release: 2013-01-23
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education
Pages: 512
ISBN: 0078026857
Language: un
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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 by: Tattwamasi Paltasingh,Renu Tyagi
Release: 2015-07-28
Editor: SAGE Publications India
Pages: 308
ISBN: 9789351505365
Language: un
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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.

Aging Matters

Aging Matters
Author by: Nancy R. Hooyman,Kevin Kawamoto,H. Asuman Kiyak
Release: 2014-04-01
Editor: Pearson College Division
Pages: 433
ISBN: 0205727646
Language: en
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ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that youselect the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition,you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. NOTE: This is the standalone book. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- Presents Social Gerontology from Multiple Perspectives Aging Matters illuminates cultural, biological, physiological, emotional, cognitive, economic, and social aspects of aging. A useful guide to a range of disciplines, this title helps readers of all educational backgrounds understand the dynamic interactions between older people and their environments. MySearchLab is a part of the Hooyman / Kiyak / Kawamoto program. Research and writing tools, including access to academic journals, help students explore the sociology of aging in even greater depth. To provide students with flexibility, students can download the eText to a tablet using the free Pearson eText app. 0205960995 / 9780205960996 Aging Matters: An Introduction to Social Gerontology Plus MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- Access CardPackage Package consists of: 0205239927 / 9780205239924 MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card 0205727646 / 9780205727643 Aging Matters: An Introduction to Social Gerontology

Gerontological Social Work in Action

Gerontological Social Work in Action
Author by: Wendy Hulko,Shari Brotman,Louise Stern,Ilyan Ferrer
Release: 2019-12-19
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 276
ISBN: 9781351801539
Language: en
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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.

Social Gerontology Pearson New International Edition

Social Gerontology  Pearson New International Edition
Author by: Nancy Hooyman,H. Asuman Kiyak
Release: 2013-08-21
Editor: Pearson
Pages: 712
ISBN: 1292027177
Language: un
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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 An Introduction to Social Gerontology

Aging and The Life Course  An Introduction to Social Gerontology
Author by: Jill Quadagno
Release: 2013-01-25
Editor: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780077516093
Language: un
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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.

Social Forces and Aging

Social Forces and Aging
Author by: Robert C. Atchley,Amanda Smith Barusch
Release: 2004
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Pages: 610
ISBN: UOM:39015060845974
Language: un
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Atchley and Barusch's interdisciplinary approach has produced a text that provides the concepts, information, insight, and examples students need to achieve a basic understanding of aging as a social process. Covering the physical problems, inner experiences, and instrumental needs of the aging, the text examines aging on both an individual and societal level. It covers major areas of theory, research, social policy, and practice in a clear and organized manner to make social gerontology accessible to students from all backgrounds. This text is the classic book for the course that continually keeps pace with the dramatic changes in the field, including new theories, research, programs, and issues. Atchley and Barusch first examine individual aging-and adaptation to aging in everyday life, then move on to explore the needs and demands that aging, as a phenomenon, presents to society, while also delving into society's response to aging.

Old Age in Modern Society

Old Age in Modern Society
Author by: Christina R. Victor
Release: 2013-11-11
Editor: Springer
Pages: 262
ISBN: 9781489930750
Language: un
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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.