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The Private World of The Hermitage - Lifestyles of the Rich and Old in an Elite Retirement Home (Hardcover): Mary Moore Free The Private World of The Hermitage - Lifestyles of the Rich and Old in an Elite Retirement Home (Hardcover)
Mary Moore Free
R1,427 Discovery Miles 14 270 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Mary Moore Free presents a new perspective on the literature of aging with her study of the rich, old, cognitively intact, powerful, formally retired, elite elders whose needs do not include nursing care. Living in a small private retirement home in urban Texas, the residents of The Hermitage continue to retain the power that they exercised in their active years by manipulating their environments, controlling inheritances, casting absentee ballots, and medicalizing their old age by forming partnerships with their doctors, thus relieving themselves of the personal responsibility of being old. In the expanding genre of retirement home ethnography, there is little on wealthy elders. Many who are able to give cogent life stories are unwilling to trade privacy for support of investigative studies. It is to Free's credit that she was able to win the residents' confidence and elicit another dimension of what institutionalized retirement can be like.

Handbook on Ethnicity, Aging, and Mental Health (Hardcover, New): Deborah Padgett Handbook on Ethnicity, Aging, and Mental Health (Hardcover, New)
Deborah Padgett
R1,684 Discovery Miles 16 840 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This state-of-the-art, multi-disciplinary reference is the first to assess the empirical research and conceptual frameworks for understanding the mental health needs and services use of the ethnic elderly. Leading scholars, researchers, and clinicians in gerontology, epidemiology, psychiatry, psychology, sociology, anthropology, nursing, and social work appraise varying approaches, the demographics, the mental health status and service use of the ethnic elderly, and issues in the diagnosis, treatment, and mental health service delivery for the ethnic aged: for African Americans, American Indians, Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, and Hispanic/Latino Americans. This unique handbook is a valuable resource and text for students, teachers, and professionals in a broad array of fields and settings.

The handbook considers such problems as Alzheimer's Disease, depression and problems of coping, culturally specific psychosocial nursing care programs, the role of culture and class in mental and physical co-morbidity among the elderly, and important life-course perspectives for specific groups. Students, teachers, and professionals in many fields and settings will find this unique handbook a valuable resource and text.

The Promise of Paradise - Recreational and Retirement Communities in the United States since 1950 (Paperback): Hubert B. Stroud The Promise of Paradise - Recreational and Retirement Communities in the United States since 1950 (Paperback)
Hubert B. Stroud
R624 Discovery Miles 6 240 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In the first geographic and environmental analysis of the recreational and retirement community industry, Hubert B. Stroud shows how and why certain communities had positive impacts on the surrounding region while others did not. Focusing on well-known developments in Arizona, New Mexico, Florida, Arkansas, and Tennessee, he finds that most developments were poorly planned, resulting in environmental damage, overtaxing of public services, and social and economic problems. Yet Stroud acknowledges that future development is inevitable, as recreational and retirement communities continue to lure urban America with the promise of paradise.

International Handbook on Services for the Elderly (Hardcover, New): Jordan I. Kosberg International Handbook on Services for the Elderly (Hardcover, New)
Jordan I. Kosberg; Foreword by Alfred Grech
R1,698 Discovery Miles 16 980 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This international reference guide analyzes the role and structure of care of the elderly and describes available services in 32 representative countries around the world. Discussed is income maintenance and employment resources, health care, housing, support systems, leisure time resources, and advocacy and protective programs of different kinds. Chapters closely parallel each other in the information they provide, offering suggestions for methods that can be used to satisfy present and future needs of elderly populations. The guide is designed for students at undergraduate and graduate levels, teachers, scholars, and professionals (e.g. policymakers, programmers, or providers) in fields of gerontology, health, social work, or public policy.

Interpersonal Communication in Older Adulthood - Interdisciplinary Theory and Research (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Mary... Interpersonal Communication in Older Adulthood - Interdisciplinary Theory and Research (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Mary Lee Hummert, John M. Wiemann, John F. Nussbaum
R2,973 Discovery Miles 29 730 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"This book is particularly relevant now as the baby-boomer generation is aging and a greater proportion of the world's population is growing older. Interpersonal communication is clearly the most critical process for promoting social integration and adaptation of older adults within society. Yet understanding of the complex dynamics of interpersonal communication with the elderly is severely limited and the aged are often stigmatized, stereotyped, and isolated. This book will help clarify the role of communication in effective social integration and adaptation of the aged by providing comprehensive and in-depth analyses of relevant research and theory. The book integrates information on the most important issues and contexts influencing interpersonal communication and aging and the individual chapters are written by an excellent group of authors who have demonstrated expertise on their topics. The book is well organized, clearly written, and comprehensive. The major topics are logically organized and compelling. I highly recommend this book!" --Gary L. Kreps, Northern Illinois University "Aging obviously occurs at many levels, with biological, psychological, and social systems showing multidirectional and interdependent changes. What is less obvious is how these factors affect communication in later life. This volume represents a strong contribution toward solving this problem by bringing together a group of prominent scholars with diverse perspectives on language, communication, and aging." --Elizabeth A. I. Stine, University of New Hampshire "The Hummert, Wiemann, and Nussbaum book brings together a strong theoretical base with the presentation of new data. The chapters go well beyond the typical literature reviews usually found in edited volumes. The contributors provide sophisticated presentations of a variety of socially significant and unique topics, including the communicative impact of physical and cognitive changes sometimes associated with aging, patronization, verbosity, frailty, conversational skills, proper names, and the presentation of self. Some of the chapters are strongly quantitative while others are more interpretive. After building a strong rationale for the volume, the editors go on to put together a series of well-written chapters that provide a much needed emphasis on the social construction of relationships through communication. The book should prompt much new research and advance our understanding of interpersonal communication and the aging process significantly." --Teresa Thompson, University of Dayton "The rich diversity of theoretical and methodological perspectives highlighted within the various chapters is an impressive feature of this edited collection. These essays add conceptual breadth and depth to our understanding of interpersonal communication and the process of aging." --Mary Anne Fitzpatrick, Department of Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin "This book is a valuable addition to the gerontological literature. Written from the perspective of the communication researcher, it brings together existing literature and offers new insights to gerontologists working in many social science disciplines. I recommend Interpersonal Communication in Older Adulthood as a resource to any scholars interested in older adults." --Victor G. Cicirelli, Professor of Developmental and Aging Psychology, Purdue University "This book is very timely. Communication is offering a new wave of aging research, and interpersonal processes in communication are where our experiences and our personal theories of aging are grounded. This book brings together many of the researchers who are breaking new ground in communication and aging. It offers a valuable overview of where we have gone in aging theory communicatively, and where we need to go. Interpersonal Communication in Older Adulthood demonstrates the rich diversity of methods and traditions of communication research that are beginning to illuminate gerontology." --Nikolas Coupland, University of Wales, Cardiff By highlighting the commonalities across a range of disciplines, Interpersonal Communication in Older Adulthood provides a unique and broad-based perspective on communication and aging. This integrative approach brings together the best of the current research and theory from communication, cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics, and medical sociology. The underlying framework of the book centers around three topics--cognition, language, and relationships--exploring the individual areas as well as the ways they intersect. In addition, this volume brings to light the implications of the elderly population's individual differences as they affect communication, and illustrates the positive as well as the negative effects of the aging process on language production, relational satisfaction, and other communication-related variables. This major reference source, Interpersonal Communication in Older Adulthood, is essential reading for anyone concerned with the issues of aging and communication.

Reshaping Dementia Care - Practice and Policy in Long-term Care (Hardcover): Miriam K. Aronson, Donna Cox Post Reshaping Dementia Care - Practice and Policy in Long-term Care (Hardcover)
Miriam K. Aronson, Donna Cox Post
R1,043 R946 Discovery Miles 9 460 Save R97 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Innovative approaches to dementia care in the nursing home are the subject of this volume. The contributors combine specific applied research findings and programmes in examining such topics as: addressing needs; developing multidisciplinary care teams; finding alternatives to restraints; and integrating the family into the care team. Special programmes designed to accommodate patients, including special care units, in-house day care, nursing unit-based services and social day care, are described. Also explored are: legal and ethical issues related to dementia; reimbursement; staff training; and increasing costs.

Older Wards and Their Guardians (Hardcover, New): Pat M. Keith, Robbyn R. Wacker Older Wards and Their Guardians (Hardcover, New)
Pat M. Keith, Robbyn R. Wacker
R1,904 Discovery Miles 19 040 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This work reviews the current thinking on guardianship of older persons, how the wards and the guardians are affected, and the process by which a person becomes a ward. The book, based on court records and a guardian questionnaire, considers the impact of current legislation on older wards. Recommendations for changes in the guardianship system are made in the final chapter, followed by a summary and conclusion section.

Reshaping Dementia Care - Practice and Policy in Long-Term Care (Paperback): Miriam K. Aronson, Donna Cox Post Reshaping Dementia Care - Practice and Policy in Long-Term Care (Paperback)
Miriam K. Aronson, Donna Cox Post
R990 Discovery Miles 9 900 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Innovative approaches to dementia care in the nursing home are the subject of this volume. The contributors combine specific applied research findings and programmes in examining such topics as: addressing needs; developing multidisciplinary care teams; finding alternatives to restraints; and integrating the family into the care team. Special programmes designed to accommodate patients, including special care units, in-house day care, nursing unit-based services and social day care, are described. Also explored are: legal and ethical issues related to dementia; reimbursement; staff training; and increasing costs.

The Chronically Disabled Elderly in Society (Hardcover, New): Merna J. Alpert The Chronically Disabled Elderly in Society (Hardcover, New)
Merna J. Alpert
R1,425 Discovery Miles 14 250 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In this period of upheaval of our nation's health care system, this timely work serves to increase awareness of and knowledge about the problems of societal living among the chronically disabled elderly. To meet the goal of optimal social functioning of the chronically disabled, past and present attitudes and practices of education, health care, and social service providers need to be examined and in many cases changed or discarded. Focusing on macro and micro contexts--and using examples to highlight actual experiences and processes--the need for a comprehensive approach to chronic disabling conditions is illustrated. This work has important implications for institutions of education in health and social sciences, policy makers in health care and social services, advocacy groups for the elderly and disabled, and individuals and families facing the care of the chronically disabled.

Aging and Quality of Life (Hardcover): Ronald P. Abeles, Helen Gift Aging and Quality of Life (Hardcover)
Ronald P. Abeles, Helen Gift
R2,426 Discovery Miles 24 260 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In this timely and important work, expert gerontologists review what has been learned about the aged and the process of aging and link this knowledge to interventions for improving the quality of life.

This volume highlights the development of preventive, therapeutic, and rehabilitative interventions designed to assist older people maintain their independence and quality of life. In addition to the editors, chapter authors include Robert N. Butler, Matilda White Riley, Carroll Estes, and a foreword by James O. Mason.

Family Caregiving Across the Lifespan (Paperback): Eva Kahana, David E. Biegel, May Wykle Family Caregiving Across the Lifespan (Paperback)
Eva Kahana, David E. Biegel, May Wykle
R1,978 Discovery Miles 19 780 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Examining caregiving issues from a multigenerational, family life cycle perspective, this volume deals with the broad spectrum of chronic illnesses that necessitate family caregiving throughout the lifespan and discusses responses to these challenges by both caregiving families and caregiving systems.

Part One addresses the caregiving paradigm and the relationship of family caregiving research to family life studies. Part Two examines conceptual aspects of caregiving, ranging from the expansion of the caregiving paradigm, caregiving processes and tasks, to the positive aspects of caregiving. Part Three emphasizes how family caregivers are affected by the connection (or lack of it) to macro-level systems.

Older People Giving Care - Helping Family and Community (Hardcover): Sally K. Gallagher Older People Giving Care - Helping Family and Community (Hardcover)
Sally K. Gallagher
R1,429 Discovery Miles 14 290 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

One of the few studies of how the elderly help others through formal and informal volunteerism. While a large number of studies focus on the help older people receive from relatives and friends, this work examines the many ways in which older people are involved in giving care to others. Written by a sociologist and based on a stratified sample of hundreds of individuals, this study assesses a number of dimensions of care giving. While much of this labor goes unnoticed, it is central to the building and maintenance of family and community ties, and reveals ways in which social life is organized around aging, gender, and marriage. Patterns of formal volunteerism and informal care are studied in relation to age, sex, marital status, and other important variables that affect this essential but underplayed aspect of American community life.

Ageing and Later Life (Hardcover): Julia Johnson, Robert Slater Ageing and Later Life (Hardcover)
Julia Johnson, Robert Slater
R1,680 Discovery Miles 16 800 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Ageing and Later Life reflects the diverse nature of the subject by taking a multidisciplinary approach including literary, historical, sociological, policy, psychological, philosophical and clinical perspectives. This lively and informative book features essays by major authors in the field and includes discussions of: cultural aspects of self-image and identity; current concerns relating to health and well-being; the reality of power and control in the care of older people; concepts and values which shape our understanding of ageing; issues of policy and politics; and historical perspectives on ageing and possibilities for the future. Ageing and Later Life is a set book for The Open University course K256 An Ageing Society.

Providing Community-Based Services to the Rural Elderly (Paperback): John A Krout Providing Community-Based Services to the Rural Elderly (Paperback)
John A Krout
R1,792 Discovery Miles 17 920 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book brings together information from both researchers and practitioners on a wide range of community-based services that are available to and needed by the rural elderly in the United States.

Specific topics examined include: senior centres; referral systems; housing and transportation; employment and retirement; and health promotion and health care. Krout provides section overviews as well as an informative, thorough introduction and epilogue that highlight common themes and issues.

Religion in Aging and Health - Theoretical Foundations and Methodological Frontiers (Paperback): Jeffrey S Levin Religion in Aging and Health - Theoretical Foundations and Methodological Frontiers (Paperback)
Jeffrey S Levin
R1,595 Discovery Miles 15 950 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

How does religion influence one's aging and health? Religion in Aging and Health brings together key scholars and scientists from several fields to advance epidemiologic and gerontological research into the role of religion in physical and mental health, psychological well-being, and other psychosocial and health outcomes. The first part of the volume contains four chapters that provide a theoretical context for this field, and addresses such issues as hope, forgiveness, the psychodynamics of faith and belief, and coping. The second part seeks to advance the methodological sophistication of research in this area and emphasizes measurement and design issues and the study of religion, aging, and health among African Americans. With contributions from such distinguished people as Harold G. Koenig, David B. Larson, Robert Joseph Taylor, and Dan G. Blazer, Religion in Aging and Health is essential reading for all those interested in gerontology, psychology, sociology, nursing and health, and social work. "There is an extensive literature documenting the salutary effect of religion on human health and well-being. Yet, this literature is largely ignored in mainstream medicine and social science. The essays in this book take stock of the empirical studies, reflect on the reasons why they have had such little impact, and provide direction for future reflection and research." --Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease "Levin's book lives up to its subtitle. It is a solid castigation of researchers who have long ignored the role of religion in late life mental health. . . . Anyone doing quantitative research on religion or health or aging can benefit from this book's suggestions. . . . Author and subject indexes finish off this well-edited book." --Clinical Gerontologist "This volume is supported by thorough sets of references and by perceptive suggestions for further study and research. The time is right for a creative partnership between practical theology and social gerontology to further this debate." --Church of England Newspaper "The book's stated purpose is to provide theoretical and methodological resources to support a growing body of research on the interactions among religion, aging, and health. Overall, the book makes a substantial contribution toward its goal. In addition, it makes a significant contribution by reviewing substantive knowledge in a number of areas related to the central topics. . . . The material is readable and jargon is kept to a minimum." --Robert C. Atchley, Director, Scripps Gerontology Center, Oxford, Ohio "These essays show that when it is conceptualized more carefully, and measured with greater precision, religiosity may be a surprisingly powerful predictor of health status and general life satisfaction, especially among the aging." --George W. Patterson in Religious Studies Review

Perspectives on Later Life - The Application of Research and Theory in Social Care (Hardcover): Peter R. Day Perspectives on Later Life - The Application of Research and Theory in Social Care (Hardcover)
Peter R. Day
R1,787 Discovery Miles 17 870 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"Perspectives on Later Life" looks at interdependency, social living, family conflict, social isolation and social networks, and loss and grieving. Issues of staff training, support and morale are covered in some depth. .".. exposes the inadequacy of training and support to staff based on outdated material reflecting out-dated attitudes ... The emphasis on the primacy of individual experience gives the book a particular relevance in the customer-oriented world of community care with its focus on individual user need, choice and advocacy rights.Community Care Contents: New Understandings of Later Life: Practice and Service ImplicationsAspects of Development in Later LifesDifferent Living Environments of Older PeoplesLater Life in Social ContextsSpecial Difficulties in AdjustmentsLoss and BereavementsI nformal CaresThe Contributions and Needs of Formal Carerss

Aspects of Aging - A Celebration of the European Year of Older People and Solidarity Between Generations, 1993 (Hardcover):... Aspects of Aging - A Celebration of the European Year of Older People and Solidarity Between Generations, 1993 (Hardcover)
Peter Kaim-Caudle, Jane Keithley, Audrey Mullender
R1,787 Discovery Miles 17 870 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book contains 14 papers written to celebrate the European Year of Older People and Solidarity between Generations in 1993. Issues of ageing are considered from the perspectives of demography, economics, social policy, sociology, community care, Buddhist philosophy, literature, and gender studies. The contributors from Germany, France and the UK include some of Erurope's most distinguished gerontologists.

Achieving a Productive Aging Society (Hardcover): Scott A. Bass, Francis G. Caro, Yung-Ping Chen, Jill Norton Achieving a Productive Aging Society (Hardcover)
Scott A. Bass, Francis G. Caro, Yung-Ping Chen, Jill Norton
R1,870 Discovery Miles 18 700 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Many older people, indeed the majority, have many years of relatively good health after the usual retirement age. Contrary to widely accepted stereotypes, evidence indicates that those who wish to use their skills and abilities for productive contributions may encounter significant barriers.

Bass, Caro, and Chen and the experts who contributed to the volume provide an original reassessment of the current options available to older people. The authors argue that polices, practices, and societal messages help determine what choices are realistically open to older individuals. The attitudes and policies of family, workplace, and government as well as those of educational and religious institutions all contribute to defining what opportunities really are available for older people. The authors show, too, that considerations of gender and ethnicity are powerful in their impact on what those in the later years of life may or may not do. Although leisure is attractive to many in their elder years, the authors stress that it is but one of the number of choices that should be available. Employment, volunteering, and other new productive roles should not be denied to those who want to continue them and who, in the process, enrich their own and society's well-being. The authors provide authoritative analysis and new perspectives on aging.

Achieving a Productive Aging Society (Paperback): Scott A. Bass, Francis G. Caro, Yung-Ping Chen, Jill Norton Achieving a Productive Aging Society (Paperback)
Scott A. Bass, Francis G. Caro, Yung-Ping Chen, Jill Norton
R1,236 Discovery Miles 12 360 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Many older people, indeed the majority, have many years of relatively good health after the usual retirement age. Contrary to widely accepted stereotypes, evidence indicates that those who wish to use their skills and abilities for productive contributions may encounter significant barriers.

Bass, Caro, and Chen and the experts who contributed to the volume provide an original reassessment of the current options available to older people. The authors argue that polices, practices, and societal messages help determine what choices are realistically open to older individuals. The attitudes and policies of family, workplace, and government as well as those of educational and religious institutions all contribute to defining what opportunities really are available for older people. The authors show, too, that considerations of gender and ethnicity are powerful in their impact on what those in the later years of life may or may not do. Although leisure is attractive to many in their elder years, the authors stress that it is but one of the number of choices that should be available. Employment, volunteering, and other new productive roles should not be denied to those who want to continue them and who, in the process, enrich their own and society's well-being. The authors provide authoritative analysis and new perspectives on aging.

Topics in Gerontology - Selected Annotated Bibliographies (Hardcover, Annotated edition): Thomas O. Blank Topics in Gerontology - Selected Annotated Bibliographies (Hardcover, Annotated edition)
Thomas O. Blank
R1,435 Discovery Miles 14 350 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Gerontology is a multidisciplinary field, and this bibliography provides a multidisciplinary perspective on research on aging. The volume begins with an introductory chapter that desribes the range of interests to be found in gerontology, discusses the core concepts, and directs the reader to appropriate journals and handbooks. The bibliographic chapters that follow provide information on the most important works related to particular areas of gerontological research. Included are bibliographies on caregiving and health care, rituals related to death and dying, sleep disorders, Alzheimer's Disease, coronary disease, and the use of growth hormone in aging research. The chapters reflect social, anthropological, biological, ethical, and medical views. Each chapter begins with a brief essay on the latest trends in the field, and each entry includes a citation and a descriptive and evaluative annotation. Detailed indexes add to the usefulness of the volume.

Aging in Place with Dignity - International Solutions Relating to the Low-Income and Frail Elderly (Hardcover, New): Duncan P.... Aging in Place with Dignity - International Solutions Relating to the Low-Income and Frail Elderly (Hardcover, New)
Duncan P. Boldy, Leonard F. Heumann
R1,558 Discovery Miles 15 580 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Heumann and Boldy define and analyze emerging programs to help the frail and low-income elderly stay out of institutions and age in place in their communities with proper support systems. The case studies presented describe the latest thinking and innovative public program solutions to aging in place in highly developed industrialized countries, including Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Israel, Japan, Sweden, and the United States. Heumann and Boldy link these studies and describe the conditions and constraints under which existing programs function.

Chapter 1 examines the benefits and limitations to aging in place policies and programs on the broadest level, including the economic trends that have created the urgency for new government policies. Chapter 2 presents the classification system of aging in place solutions so that the case examples can be viewed in a comparative context of approach and government commitment. Chapters 3-7 discuss subsidized housing solutions in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and other developed countries. Chapters 8-12 review community support programs in Australia, Israel, Sweden, and Japan. Chapter 13 summarizes the case findings, adds data to the editors' overall classification model, and discusses how government assistance could and should evolve in the future. Aging in Place with Dignity is designed to help government and voluntary-service planners and providers at the federal and local levels deal with the complex and urgent problem of enabling the frail elderly to age in place.

The Frail Elderly - Problems, Needs, and Community Responses (Paperback): Carole Cox The Frail Elderly - Problems, Needs, and Community Responses (Paperback)
Carole Cox
R576 Discovery Miles 5 760 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Elderly issues currently inspire a great deal of research, discussion, and public policy debate. Cox's informative, comprehensive, and sensitive consideration of an especially vulnerable elderly segment--the frail--makes a genuine contribution to the understanding of frailty that must guide support systems and public policy. Issues addressed in this work include not only the consequences of frailty but also its prevention. The forms of support or assistance which some older individuals require as their limitations increase are detailed. Mental health concerns, health care, housing, and caregiving, are discussed, with particular attention given to the needs of ethnic elderly. Community programs, many of them highly creative and effective, are reviewed. Insights are gained from experiences in other countries. The pressing need for a better understanding of what actually constitutes frailty is emphasized. Such understanding is seen as a prerequisite for more effective community response and improved national policy. This is a balanced, informed, and practical analysis of a socially compelling and broadly experienced issue and human condition.

The Older Volunteer - An Annotated Bibliography (Hardcover, Annotated edition): C. Neil Bull, Nancy D. Levine The Older Volunteer - An Annotated Bibliography (Hardcover, Annotated edition)
C. Neil Bull, Nancy D. Levine
R908 Discovery Miles 9 080 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This bibliography is a current source of information for researchers, practitioners, and planners interested in the older volunteer. The authors conducted an extensive search of material on the older volunteer, with emphasis on those works published between 1980 and 1991. After identifying approximately 700 sources, the authors selected nearly 400 for inclusion in this reference. The entries are grouped in seven topical chapters, and each entry includes a succinct annotation. Included are entries for books and articles on particular programs, characteristics of older volunteers, sources of statistical information, empirical research, and special population groups. Author and subject indexes conclude the work.

Education for Older Adult Learning - A Selected, Annotated Bibliography (Hardcover, Annotated edition): Reva M. Greenberg Education for Older Adult Learning - A Selected, Annotated Bibliography (Hardcover, Annotated edition)
Reva M. Greenberg
R2,095 Discovery Miles 20 950 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This comprehensive reference provides citations for more than 700 resources essential for planning, funding, initiating, implementing, facilitating, and evaluating a broad range of formal and informal older adult education programs. The work includes books, articles, reports, conference proceedings, government publications, dissertations, leadership guides, audiovisuals, computer programs, and curriculum materials. Each citation is accompanied by a succinct annotation, and the entries are arranged in topical chapters for ease of use. The book also lists aging network and resource organizations, databases, journals, and current laws. Author and subject indexes add to the utility of the volume. Everyone interested in older adult education will find this reference a useful guide to theoretical, managerial, and pedagogical materials.

The Politics of Pensions - A Comparative Analysis of Britain, Canada and the United States, 1880-1940 (Paperback, New): Ann... The Politics of Pensions - A Comparative Analysis of Britain, Canada and the United States, 1880-1940 (Paperback, New)
Ann Shola Orloff
R398 R340 Discovery Miles 3 400 Save R58 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

By offering a comparative, institutional analysis of how state-supported pensions for the elderly developed in Britain, Canada and the United States, Anna Shola Orloff aims to make a contribution to understanding the growth of modern social welfare policies. It is not enough, Orloff demonstrates, to simply examine socioeconomic factors in the growth of the welfare state. She argues that welfare policies are also shaped by the political institutions and processes that are the legacy of state formation and expansion in particular nations. Orloff explains why, when and how poor relief was replaced by modern social insurance legislation and pensions for the elderly in the first three decades of the 20th century. She analyses the long-term social and political transformation that laid the basis for modern social politics: the spread of waged work, the development of new liberal ideologies and the expansion and transformation of state administrative capacities. Combining original historical research with the analysis of secondary sources, Orloff's work is an example of the use of comparative and historical methods in answering questions about macropolitical transformation, such as the origin of the welfare state. ""The Politics of Pensions"" outlines an original, interdisciplinary approach that should appeal to a wide variety of readers: political sociologists interested in the state, social workers and specialists in old age policy, and comparative researchers of all disciplines engaged in research on the welfare state.

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