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Reading Our Lives: The poetics of growing old

William L. Randall and Elizabeth McKim

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195306873
eISBN:
9780199894062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306873.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This book examines aspects of aging that are commonly overlooked by dominant conceptual models in gerontology, which focus on the observable, measurable, or “outside” dimensions of aging. Drawing on ... More


The Lioness in Winter: Writing an Old Woman's Life

Ann Burack-Weiss

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231151849
eISBN:
9780231525336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151849.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

When she started working with the aged more than forty years ago, Ann Burack-Weiss began storing the knowledge and skills she thought would help when she got old herself. It was not until she hit her ... More


RETHINKING AGING: RETHINKING AGING: THE STORY OF MY LIFE

William L Randall and A. Elizabeth McKim

in Reading Our Lives: The poetics of growing old

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195306873
eISBN:
9780199894062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306873.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter prepares for an exploration of the poetics of aging by introducing a narrative approach to gerontology, one that focuses on the inside of aging, or biographical aging, instead of its ... More


Productive Aging and Social Development

NANCY GIUNTA

in Social Work and Social Development: Theories and Skills for Developmental Social Work

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199732326
eISBN:
9780199863471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732326.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Communities and Organizations

The aging of the worldwide population brings demographic, economic, and socio-cultural implications. Over the next several decades, the population will be increasingly comprised of older adults. ... More


Belief and ageing: Spiritual pathways in later life

Peter G. Coleman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424600
eISBN:
9781447301530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424600.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Based on forty years' interviewing experience, this book illustrates the variety of religious, spiritual, and other beliefs held by older people. It provides models of research procedure, especially ... More


Older People in Law and Society

Jonathan Herring

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199229024
eISBN:
9780191705274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229024.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This book examines the legal rights and responsibilities of older people. Although the focus is particularly on the legal issues surrounding old age it draws extensively on the gerentological, ... More


Social Work and Restorative Justice: Skills for Dialogue, Peacemaking, and Reconciliation

Elizabeth Beck, Nancy P. Kropf, and Pamela Blume Leonard (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195394641
eISBN:
9780199863365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394641.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

Restorative justice and social work share principles and goals, including the goal of addressing pain and conflict. Many of the processes used by restorative justice practitioners are based on ... More


Ageing in urban neighbourhoods: Place attachment and social exclusion

Allison E. Smith

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422712
eISBN:
9781447301448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422712.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Many western nations have experienced a rise in the number of marginalised and deprived inner-city neighbourhoods. Despite a plethora of research focused on these areas, there remain few studies that ... More


Ageing in a consumer society: From passive to active consumption in Britain

Ian Rees Jones

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348821
eISBN:
9781447301431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348821.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Targeted as ‘grey consumers’, people retiring now participated in the creation of the post-war consumer culture. These consumers have grown older, but have not stopped consuming. Based on extensive ... More


Restorative Justice and Aging: Promise for Integrated Practice

Alexandra Lee Crampton and Nancy P. Kropf

in Social Work and Restorative Justice: Skills for Dialogue, Peacemaking, and Reconciliation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195394641
eISBN:
9780199863365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394641.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter focuses on an important shared concern in gerontological social work and restorative justice: helping older adults who become frail, dependent, and vulnerable. It explores the benefits ... More


Queer Aging: The Gayby Boomers and a New Frontier for Gerontology

Jesus Ramirez-Valles

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190276348
eISBN:
9780190276379
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190276348.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The aging of gay men is as revolutionary as the movements for gay liberation and AIDS. With the aging of the Baby Boomer generation, we are witnessing a new phenomenon: gay men entering old age. This ... More


Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Barbara Berkman and Sarah D'Ambruoso (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195173727
eISBN:
9780199893218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

The fields of health care, aging, and social work are often treated as discrete entities, while all social workers deal with issues of health and aging on a daily basis, regardless of practice ... More


Training for the Practice of Clinical Gerontology: The Role of Social Medicine: First published in Interdisciplinary Topics in Gerontology, vol. 5 (1970), pp. 72–8.

Cicely Saunders

in Cicely Saunders: Selected Writings 1958-2004

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570530
eISBN:
9780191730412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570530.003.0018
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research

By 1970, it was commonly acknowledged that the predominant tendency in clinical gerontology was an orientation to the elderly person's potential for living — a more positive view of ageing. This ... More


Aging Stops: Late Life, Evolutionary Biology, and Gerontology

Laurence D. Muller

in Does Aging Stop?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199754229
eISBN:
9780199896714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754229.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Biologists have assumed since Aristotle that aging proceeds progressively and unrelentingly until all organisms in a cohort are dead. This has further given rise to the widespread view that the ... More


Social class in later life: Power, identity and lifestyle

Marvin Formosa and Paul Higgs

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447300588
eISBN:
9781447310945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300588.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Social class in Later Life: Power, Identity and Lifestyle advances contemporary debates on class dynamics in later life. Focusing attention on various spheres of class analysis, it provides the most ... More


Ageing in Everyday Life: Materialities and Embodiments

Stephen Katz (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447335917
eISBN:
9781447335955
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447335917.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This book is a timely collection of interdisciplinary and critical chapters about the fields of ageing studies and the sociology of everyday life as broadly conceived to explore the meaningful ... More


Age-Friendly Cities and Communities: A Global Perspective

Tine Buffel, Sophie Handler, and Chris Phillipson (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447331315
eISBN:
9781447331339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447331315.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

The book provides a comprehensive analysis of research and policies examining the development of age-friendly cities and communities. The chapters examine the theoretical assumptions behind the idea ... More


Ageing, insight and wisdom: Meaning and practice across the lifecourse

Ricca Edmondson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781847425935
eISBN:
9781447311737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847425935.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Life-course meaning and insight remain stubbornly significant for (older) people: it is damaging to inhabit societies that believe existence loses meaning after paid employment ceases. This view ... More


Introduction

Alisoun Milne

in Mental Health in Later Life: Taking a Life Course Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447305729
eISBN:
9781447311904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305729.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Despite much emphasis on mental illness in later life, limited work has focused on mental health. This book aims to address this deficit by exploring, and explaining, mental health outcomes in later ... More


The life course, inequalities and mental health in later life

Alisoun Milne

in Mental Health in Later Life: Taking a Life Course Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447305729
eISBN:
9781447311904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305729.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Chapter 3 explores the contribution of the lifecourse approach and social gerontology to understanding mental health outcomes in later life. It also explores the role played by health and social ... More


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