The Cambridge Handbook of Age and Ageing, 1st Edition

  • Malcolm Lewis Johnson
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  • ISBN-10: 051148108X
  • ISBN-13: 9780511481086
  • DDC: 305.26
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 770 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released October 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005

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A state-of-the-art guide to the current body of knowledge, theory, policy and practice of age researchers and gerontologists around the world. While the main focus of the book is the behavioural and social sciences, it provides comprehensive, accessible and authoritative accounts of all the key topics in the field.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
General Editor's Preface.
1: Introduction and Overview.
2: The Problem of Theory in Gerontology Today.
3: Ageing and Changing: International Historical Perspectives on Ageing.
4: Global Ageing: The Demographic Revolution in All Cultures and Societies.
5: The Psychological Science of Human Ageing.
6: The Biological Science of Human Ageing.
7: The Ageing Body.
8: Biodemography and Epidemiology of Longevity.
9: The Epidemiology of Ageing.
10: Patterns of Illness and Mortality Across the Adult Lifespan.
11: Sensory Impairment.
12: Mobility and Falls.
13: The Genetics of Behavioural Ageing.
14: Psychodynamic Approaches to the Lifecourse and Ageing.
15: Cultural Approaches to the Ageing Body.
16: Promoting Health and Wellbeing in Later Life.
17: The Ageing Mind.
18: Psychological Approaches to Human Development.
19: Cognitive Changes Across the Lifespan.
20: Age-Related Changes in Memory.
21: Intelligence and Wisdom.
22: Everyday Competence in Older Adults.
23: The Psychology of Emotions and Ageing.
24: Personality and Ageing.
25: Depression.
26: Dementia.
27: Dementia in an Asian Context.
28: The Ageing Self.
29: Self and Identity.
30: Stress and Coping.
31: Reminiscence: Developmental, Social and Clinical Perspectives.
32: The Social Worlds of Old Age.
33: Listening to the Past: Reminiscence and Oral History.
34: Elder Abuse in Developing Nations.
35: The Self in Dementia.
36: Ageism.
37: Profiles of the Oldest-Old.
38: Images of Ageing: Cultural Representations of Later Life.
39: Religion, Spirituality, and Older People.
40: Quality of Life and Ageing.
41: The Transformation of Dying in Old Societies.
42: The Psychology of Death.
43: Death and Spirituality.
44: The Ageing of Relationships.
45: Global Ageing and Challenges to Families.
46: Ageing Parents and Adult Children: New Perspectives on Intergenerational Relationships.
47: Grandparenthood.
48: Sibling Ties Across Time: The Middle and Later Years.
49: Filial Piety in Changing Asian Societies.
50: Generational Memory and Family Relationships.
51: Family Caregivers: Increasing Demands in the Context of 21st-Century Globalization?.
52: Network Dynamics in Later Life.
53: Changing Family Relationships in Developing Nations.
54: Ethnic Diversity in Ageing, Multicultural Societies.
55: Gay and Lesbian Elders.
56: The Ageing of Societies.
57: The Lifecourse Perspective on Ageing: Linked Lives, Timing, and History.
58: The Political Economy of Old Age.
59: Moral Economy and Ageing.
60: Generational Changes and Generational Equity.
61: Gender Dimensions of the Age Shift.
62: Migration and Older People.
63: Do Longevity and Health Generate Wealth?.
64: Women, Ageing and Inequality: A Feminist Perspective.
65: Policies and Provisions for Older People.
66: The Social Construction of Old Age as a Problem.
67: Restructuring the Lifecourse: Work and Retirement.
68: Ethical Dilemmas in Old Age Care.
69: Wealth, Health, and Ageing: The Multiple Modern Complexities of Financial Gerontology.
70: Formal and Informal Community Care for Older Adults.
71: Health Policy and Old Age: An International Review.
72: Gerontological Nursing – The State of the Art.
73: Delivering Effective Social / Long Term Care to Older People.
74: Delivering Care to Older People at Home.
75: Long Term Care.
76: Managed Care in the United States and United Kingdom.
77: Healthcare Rationing: Is Age a Proper Criterion?.
78: Adaptation to New Technologies.
79: Ageing and Public Policy in Ethnically Diverse Societies.