Concepts and Controversies

Author: Harry R. Moody,Jennifer R. Sasser

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483323218

Category: Social Science

Page: 600

View: 4366

Presenting current research in an innovative format, Harry Moody and Jennifer Sasser’s Aging: Concepts and Controversies encourages students to become involved and take an informed stand on the major aging issues that we face as a society. Using their extensive expertise, the authors provide a thorough explanation of the issues in the Concepts sections and current research in the Controversy sections, demonstrating the close links between concepts and controversies in these broad areas of aging: health care, socioeconomic trends, and the life course.


Concepts and Controversies

Author: Harry R. Moody

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412969662

Category: Social Science

Page: 503

View: 4836

The sixth edition of this student friendy textbook provides both a thorough explanation of the issues, as well as current research and controversies, exploring health care, socioeconomic trends, and the life course. This thoroughly revised new edition contains nine new readings, over 35 new photographs and an instructor'sresource CD.


Concepts and Controversies

Author: Harry R. Moody

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 9781412915205

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 474

View: 3219

Welcome to the world's most unique and dynamic textbook on aging!Widely praised and adopted in previous editions, the Fifth Edition of Aging once again presents key issues in an engaging and accessible fashion. Organized unlike any other traditional textbook, author Harry R. Moody presents basic concepts followed by controversies, supported by carefully chosen adapted readings. The result is the most captivating introduction to gerontology available today.

Aging , Concepts and Controversies

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1619057425

Category: Education

Page: 43

View: 8033

Facts101 is your complete guide to Aging , Concepts and Controversies. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Enduring Questions in Gerontology

Author: Debra J. Sheets, RN, PhD,Dana Burr Bradley, PhD,Jon Hendricks, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826164162

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 3222

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.

Facing Age

Women Growing Older in Anti-Aging Culture

Author: Laura Hurd Clarke

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442207612

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 3488

Facing Age examines the relationship between aging and women in a culture obsessed with youthfulness. From weight gain, to wrinkles, to sagging skin, to gray hair, the book explores older women's complex and often contradictory feelings about their bodies and the physical realities of growing older. Drawing on in-depth interviews conducted over a ten year period, Hurd Clarke brings alive feminist theories about aging, beauty work, femininity, and the body.

Aging Social Policies

An International Perspective

Author: Robbyn R. Wacker,Karen A Roberto

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452235732

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 9075

Due to population explosion and a global increase in average life expectancies, an unprecedentedly high percentage of the world's population is aging. By the middle of this century there will be up to 2 billion individuals over the age of 65, a demographic shift never before experienced in our human history. In addition, declining birth rates in industrialized countries means a decrease in the number of adults under 64. In Aging Social Policies: An International Perspective the authors consider how policy – domestic and international – affects and will continue to affect the lives of our aging population.

Physical Change and Aging

A Guide for the Helping Professions, Fifth Edition

Author: Sue V. Saxon PhD,Mary Jean Etten EdD, GNP, FT,,Dr. Elizabeth A. Perkins PhD (c), RNMH

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826116550

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

View: 3018


Social Policy and Aging

A Critical Perspective

Author: Carroll L. Estes

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803973473

Category: Medical

Page: 286

View: 8112

This groundbreaking book provides comprehensive treatment of the political economy of aging by a scholar widely credited as the founder and key thinker of this field in the US and internationally. The body of work presented in this volume, in developing this critical perspective, aims to contribute to the understanding of old age and aging in the context of problems and issues of the larger social order in the world's most advanced capitalist nation, the U.S.A.. Since Estes' first writing on the political economy of aging in 1979, there has been growing recognition and incorporation of her critical perspective as one of the major paradigms in the field of aging.

Unfinished Work

The Struggle to Build an Aging American Workforce

Author: Joseph Coleman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199974454

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 242

View: 9222

The forces driving the first decades of the 21st century - globalization, technology, and unprecedented wealth mixed with jarring economic instability - are pushing the day of retirement later and later in life. The era of the aging worker is here. From the rice paddies of Japan to the heart of the American rust-belt, veteran international correspondent Joseph Coleman takes readers inside the lives of aging workers, exploring the factories, offices, and fields where they toil and the societies in which they live, giving the reader a front-row seat to the global older worker revolution. Profiles of individuals bring to life Coleman's exploration of how the United States - along with many countries around the world - deal with the rise of aging workforces. Throughout these stories, the author gives advice on how societies can best benefit from and assist their increasingly older population. Readers will come to know: * Michel Wattree, a retired French trucker who has founda second life as an elementary school bus driver and still nurses dreams of driving America's storied Route 66. * The aging crew of Japan's Yamashita Kogyosho, where for half a century they have crafted the world's fastest trains with their bare hands and hammers, exemplifies Japan's adaptive employment strategies that have helped the country deal with one of the oldest demographic compositions in the world. * Rita Hall, an unemployed hospital worker from Akron, Ohio, who hopes that a job training program will save her from spending the rest of her golden years in poverty - a fear shared by many who will far outlive their retirement savings. Amidst the stories of how these works are working hard to adapt, Unfinished Work probes the struggles of companies either unable or unwilling to accommodate the aging of their workforces and the quandaries of governments and policymakers eager to control pension pay-outs to retiring boomers, yet unsure how to keep them on the job. What emerges is a compassionate but clear-eyed portrait of a world in the midst of a slow-motion aging revolution that will have vast consequences for present and coming generations.

Androgen Deficiency and Testosterone Replacement

Current Controversies and Strategies

Author: Wayne J.G. Hellstrom

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1627031790

Category: Medical

Page: 154

View: 6786

Androgen Deficiency and Testosterone Replacement: Current Controversies and Strategies explores the difficulties around the diagnosis and treatment of androgen deficiency. The text examines the available evidence concerning the diagnosis and treatment of men with low testosterone. It also examines controversies in the identification and management of these men. While the information contained within will be of use to those who specialize in androgen deficiency and sexual medicine, the scope of the book will serve as a source of basic information about testosterone replacement and as a source of reasoned analysis of the controversies surrounding testosterone replacement in the aging male. Physicians and physician extenders will be able to apply evidence management principles to the evaluation and treatment of men with testosterone deficiency; supported by the most recent practice guidelines available. The authors represent a select group of physicians with expertise in androgen deficiency and replacement. Androgen Deficiency and Testosterone Replacement: Current Controversies and Strategies will be of great value to all physicians and physician extenders who deliver health care to men of all ages.

Later Life

The Realities of Aging

Author: Harold G. Cox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317346939

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 8304

An interdisciplinary introduction to the aging process which uses symbolic interactionism as the main theoretical perspective. Accessible, interdisciplinary coverage with chapters covering a variety of subject matter areas from biology to psychology, from economics to sociology, from political science to religion. Utilizes symbolic interaction perspective to explain behavior problems and an individual's adaptations associated with the process of aging.

Neuroscience and Social Work Practice

The Missing Link

Author: Rosemary L. Farmer

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483366286

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 8056

Over the past 30 years, findings in the neurosciences have grown exponentially and have provided a profound understanding of the link between behavior and biology. Although the Social Work community has long taken pride in using a bio-psycho-social-spiritual (BPSS) framework in conceptualization and intervention, the biological aspect of this BPSS framework has been sorely missing. Neuroscience and Social Work Practice provides the critical missing link. Introducing the latest neuroscience research, it gives practitioners essential data—in an easily accessible form—with which to take on the challenges of increasingly complex human problems and diagnoses. Key Features Takes readers on a "tour of the brain" and makes dense scientific material more engaging Provides a framework for how human service professionals can understand and implement neuroscience clinical data with the use of the Transactional Model Uses case vignettes to explain how neuroscience findings have been applied to specific practice situations Offers a deeper understanding of the links between neuroscience research and social work in such areas as trauma, attachment, psychotherapy, substance abuse, and the effects of psychotropic medications Intended Audience This cutting-edge text is indispensable for practitioners in the human services field and is an essential supplement for upper-level undergraduate or graduate students of courses in Human Behavior in the Social Environment and Social Work Direct Practice as well as courses on Interpersonal Practice with Individuals, Children, and Families.

Asset Building & Community Development

Author: Gary Paul Green,Anna Haines

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483387011

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 6354

A comprehensive approach focused on sustainable change Asset Building and Community Development, Fourth Edition examines the promise and limits of community development by showing students and practitioners how asset-based developments can improve the sustainability and quality of life. Authors Gary Paul Green and Anna Haines provide an engaging, thought-provoking, and comprehensive approach to asset building by focusing on the role of different forms of community capital in the development process. Updated throughout, this edition explores how communities are building on their key assets—physical, human, social, financial, environmental, political, and cultural capital— to generate positive change. With a focus on community outcomes, the authors illustrate how development controlled by community-based organizations provides a better match between assets and the needs of the community.

Controversies in Contemporary Advertising

Author: Kim Bartel Sheehan

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483315436

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

View: 7766

Presenting a range of perspectives on advertising in a global society, this Second Edition of Controversies in Contemporary Advertising, by Kim Bartel Sheehan, examines economic, political, social, and ethical perspectives and covers a number of topics including stereotyping, controversial products, consumer culture, and new technology. The book is divided equally between macro and micro issues, providing a balanced portrait of the role advertising has in society today. Author Kim Bartel Sheehan's work recognizes the plurality of opinions towards advertising, allowing the reader to form and analyze their own judgments. It encourages readers to obtain a critical perspective on advertising issues.

The Economics of an Aging Society

Author: Robert Louis Clark,Robert L. Clark

Publisher: Blackwell Publishing

ISBN: 9780631226161

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 362

View: 9203

Written by leading thinkers in the field, this text provides an in-depth analysis of the economic and policy issues associated with individual and population aging. The text has a strong policy focus based on demographic and economic analysis, making this book both accessible and challenging to readers with limited mathematical background. Written by leading thinkers in the field of the economics of aging. Employs a strong policy focus based on demographic and economic analysis. Provides a comprehensive international picture of the consequences of aging. Engages the reader through side boxes, relevant website addresses, and practice questions.

Public Health for an Aging Society

Author: Thomas R. Prohaska,Lynda A. Anderson,Robert H. Binstock

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421405350

Category: Medical

Page: 456

View: 8579

Students and practitioners will find Public Health for an Aging Society an invaluable resource both in the workplace and the classroom.


An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Author: John C. Cavanaugh,Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195115468

Category: Medical

Page: 467

View: 3080

Gerontology: An Interdisciplinary Perspective provides a thorough and broad-based survey of the current knowledge base and is the first gerontology text aimed at the graduate level. The authors of each chapter are leading experts in their respective fields. Each chapter reflects current trends and emerging issues, as well as a firm grounding in previous research and theory, and includes review questions and a list of additional references. The interdisciplinary nature of the text clearly reflects the state of the field and emphasizes the need to take a broader view of age-related phenomena. Ideal for master's level students in gerontology, psychology, sociology, nursing, geriatrics, and related disciplines, Gerontology: An Interdisciplinary Perspective can also serve as a core text in appropriate advanced undergraduate courses.

Gerontology in the Era of the Third Age

Implications and Next Steps

Author: Dawn C. Carr, PhD,Kathrin S. Komp, PhD (C)

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826105974

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 7516

The "third age" is described as the period in the life course that occurs after retirement but prior to the onset of disability, revealing a period in which individuals have the capacity to remain actively engaged. This book serves as a comprehensive discussion about how the emergence of the third age has changed the way we think about and examine traditional frameworks regarding aging issues and the life course. It introduces the discussion of the unique challenges and opportunities that older adults face while moving through this early phase of later life, proposing new frameworks, concepts, and methods to re-examine later life in the context of the era of the third age. This book proposes new ways of thinking about how we conceptualize the life course, think about the role of the welfare state in the lives of older people, negotiate social roles in later life, make meaning of our lives as we age, and cultivate relationships with others during later life. It brings together theoretical concepts and frameworks, methodological advances, and emerging themes and controversies that are redefining gerontology in the era of the Third Age. Highlighting important issues that warrant further exploration and discussion, this book advances our understanding of the Third Age and focuses attention on critical issues that should be addressed in future Third Age research and scholarly development. Key Features: Includes up-to-date description and analysis of the third age as a concept, life phase, and social status Addresses multiple perspectives to illustrate the impact of the third age on the way we examine later life Uses disciplinary perspectives such as social policy, demography, gerontology, sociology, social work, anthropology, and social psychology Examines mechanisms that stratify the older population in the context of the third age

Advertising to Children

Concepts and Controversies

Author: M. Carole Macklin,Les Carlson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761912859

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 322

View: 2227

Children's advertising is a subject that raises many pertinent issues of morality. Marketers want to know if their huge investment in the children's market is well spent; parents and educators are anxious to learn how effective this type of advertising is, and what sort of impact it has on the children themselves. This volume presents cutting-edge research designed to stimulate and inform this debate. Topical issues such as smoking and alcohol consumption highlight this issue from all perspectives.