Aging

Concepts and Controversies

Author: Harry R. Moody,Jennifer R. Sasser

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483323218

Category: Social Science

Page: 600

View: 1078

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.

Aging

Concepts and Controversies

Author: Harry R. Moody

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412969662

Category: Social Science

Page: 503

View: 6926

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.

Aging

Concepts and Controversies

Author: Harry R. Moody

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 9781412915205

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 474

View: 493

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: 837

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.

Aging and Older Adulthood

Author: Joan T. Erber

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470673419

Category: Psychology

Page: 504

View: 2201

The third edition of this essential text has been updated andexpanded with new material that reflects the most recentdevelopments in the field, and explores our current understandingof a broad range of topics related to aging and olderadulthood. Fresh edition includes updated content such as revisedcase histories and reworked material on key concepts and researchapplications Retains the winning format of the second edition, with chaptercontents framed by individual histories Dual models add cohesiveness to the presentation of theory Thematic structure facilitates reader comprehension Instructor resources provided online upon publication at ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/erber"www.wiley.com/go/erber/a

Economic Foundations for Creative Ageing Policy

Volume I Context and Considerations

Author: Andrzej Klimczuk

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137465336

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

View: 4216

Ageing populations are a major consideration for socio-economic development in the early twenty-first century. This demographic change is mainly seen as a threat rather than as an opportunity to improve the quality of human life, especially in Europe, where ageing has resulted in a reduction in economic competitiveness. Economic Foundations for Creative Ageing Policy mixes the silver economy, the creative economy, and the social economy to construct positive solutions for an ageing population. Klimczuk covers theoretical analyses and case study descriptions of good practices to suggest strategies that could be internationally popularized.

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: 6987

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.

Social Policy and Aging

A Critical Perspective

Author: Carroll L. Estes

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803973473

Category: Medical

Page: 286

View: 8850

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.

Age Through Ethnic Lenses

Caring for the Elderly in a Multicultural Society

Author: Laura Katz Olson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742501140

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

View: 3355

An ever-more diverse America is getting older, but American policies are not growing with the needs of the ethnic and ageing society. This text explores the distinct characteristics and unique social, political, economic and cultural situations of America's aged, while highlighting the common needs and objectives among all ageing Americans. origins, Native Americans, socio-relgious groups, women, gay men and women and the rural aged this study broadens our perspective on the issues of long-term care, and provides a valuable guide for future public policy as we enter the 21st century.

Crime and Criminal Justice

Concepts and Controversies

Author: Stacy L. Mallicoat

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506351867

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

View: 1498

Crime and Criminal Justice: Concepts and Controversies (by Stacy L. Mallicoat) introduces students to the key concepts of the criminal justice system and invites them to explore emerging issues. Students will gain a balanced perspective of the criminal justice system through Current Controversy debates at the end of each chapter that motivate students to apply what they learned by critically analyzing and discussing the pros and cons of the issues presented. Examining important, but often overlooked, components, such as the role of victims and policy, Crime and Criminal Justice helps students develop a foundational understanding of the structures, agencies, and functions of the criminal justice system, as well as build the confidence and skills they need to effectively analyze current issues in criminal justice.

Contexts of Ageing

Class, Cohort and Community

Author: Chris Gilleard,Paul Higgs

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745629490

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

View: 425

Drawing on a wide range of sources, this text analyses the social nature of later life in the context of the history of welfare states, the emergence of consumer society and across the lifecourse.

Unfinished Work

The Struggle to Build an Aging American Workforce

Author: Joseph Coleman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199974519

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 2936

The era of the aging worker is here. The forces driving the first decades of the 21st century -- globalization, technology, societal aging, and jarring economic instability -- have made later retirement a necessity for many, but those who choose to stay in the workforce are frustrated by a job market that fails to take advantage of their talents. As government's ability to finance retirement and health care declines, making space for older workers in the labor force has emerged as a chief challenge for the coming century. Veteran international correspondent Joseph Coleman spent three years traveling to various places in Japan, France, Sweden, and across the United States to profile this aging global workforce. From the rice paddies of Japan to the heart of the American rust-belt, Coleman takes readers inside the lives of older workers. Clear-eyed portraits of individuals illuminate the aging of the world labor force and introduce readers to the factories, offices, and fields where older workers toil and the societies in which they live. Unfinished Work explores a world in the midst of a revolution that will have far-reaching consequences for present and coming generations. Coleman maps out the problems we confront, shows us avenues forward, and illustrates the dangers of inaction. The engaging narrative reveals how accommodating our aging workforce can usher in humane policies that benefit workers across the spectrum of age. Improving conditions for older workers is critical for ensuring success and prosperity for society as a whole for years to come.

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: 1993

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Later Life

The Realities of Aging

Author: Harold G. Cox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317346939

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 4857

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.

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: 5332

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

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: 3181

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.

Controversies in Contemporary Advertising

Author: Kim Bartel Sheehan

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483315436

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

View: 6295

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.

Gerontology

An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Author: John C. Cavanaugh,Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195115468

Category: Medical

Page: 467

View: 899

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.

The Longevity Seekers

Science, Business, and the Fountain of Youth

Author: Ted Anton

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226020959

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 1834

People have searched for the fountain of youth everywhere from Bimini to St. Augustine. But for a steadfast group of scientists, the secret to a long life lies elsewhere: in the lowly lab worm. By suppressing the function of just a few key genes, these scientists were able to lengthen worms’ lifespans up to tenfold, while also controlling the onset of many of the physical problems that beset old age. As the global population ages, the potential impact of this discovery on society is vast—as is the potential for profit. With The Longevity Seekers, science writer Ted Anton takes readers inside this tale that began with worms and branched out to snare innovative minds from California to Crete, investments from big biotech, and endorsements from TV personalities like Oprah and Dr. Oz. Some of the research was remarkable, such as the discovery of an enzyme in humans that stops cells from aging. And some, like an oft-cited study touting the compound resveratrol, found in red wine—proved highly controversial, igniting a science war over truth, credit, and potential profit. As the pace of discovery accelerated, so too did powerful personal rivalries and public fascination, driven by the hope that a longer, healthier life was right around the corner. Anton has spent years interviewing and working with the scientists at the frontier of longevity science, and this book offers a behind-the-scenes look at the state-of-the-art research and the impact it might have on global public health, society, and even our friends and family. With spectacular science and an unforgettable cast of characters, The Longevity Seekers has all the elements of a great story and sheds light on discoveriesthat could fundamentally reshape human life.

The Economics of an Aging Society

Author: Robert Louis Clark,Robert L. Clark

Publisher: Blackwell Publishing

ISBN: 9780631226161

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 362

View: 7339

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.