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The Cambridge Handbook of Age and Ageing

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Gary R. Andrews, Malcolm L. Johnson, Vern L. Bengtson, Norella M. Putney, W. Andrew Achenbaum, Alexandre Kalache, Sandhi Maria Barreto, Ingrid Keller, Paul B. Baltes, Alexandra Freund, Shu-Chen Li, Thomas B. L. Kirkwood, Bernard Jeune, Kaare Christensen, Christina Victor, Edlira Gjonca, Michael Marmot, Tom H. Margrain, Mike Boulton, R. A. Kenny, Gerald E. McClearn, Stephen A. Petrill, Simon Biggs, Chris Gilleard, Hannes B. Staehelin, Jutta Heckhausen, Pat Rabbitt, Elizabeth A. Maylor, Robert J. Sternberg, Elena L. Grigorenko, K. Warner Shaie, Julie Blaskewicz, Sherry L. Willis, Gisela Labouvie-Vief, Ursula M. Staudinger, Amy Fiske, Randi S. Jones, Bob Woods, Jinzhou Tian, Freya Dittmann-Kohli, Linda K. George, Peter G. Coleman, Jaber F. Gubrium, Joanna Bornat, Lia Susana Daichman, Steven R. Sabat, Bill Bytheway, Leonard W. Poon, Yuri Jang, Sandra G. Reynolds, Erick McCarthy, Mike Featherstone, Mike Hepworth, Alfons Marcoen, Svein Olav Daatland, Clive Seale, Robert A. Neimeyer, James L. Werth, Jr., Elizabeth MacKinlay, Ariela Lowenstein, Merril Silverstein, Roseann Giarrusso, Daphna Gans, Sarah Harper, Ingrid Arnet Connidis, Akiko Hashimoto, Charlotte Ikels, Claudine Attias-Donfut, François-Charles Wolff, Neena L. Chappell, Margaret J. Penning, Fleur Thomése, Theo van Tilburg, Marjolein Broese, Kees Knipscheer, Isabella Aboderin, James S. Jackson, Edna Brown, Toni C Antonucci, Svein Olav Daatland, Katherine R. Allen, Glen H. Elder, Jr., Chris Phillipson, Jon Hendricks, Martin Kohli, Sara Arber, Jay Ginn, C. F. Longino Jr, A. M. Warnes, Robert N. Butler, Carroll L. Estes, Victor W. Marshall, Philip Taylor, Harry R. Moody, Neal E. Cutler, Demi Patsios, Adam Davey, Jill Quadagno, Jennifer Reid Keene, Debra Street, Brendan McCormack, Bleddyn Davies, Kristina Larsson, Merril Silverstein, Mats Thorslund, Robert L. Kane, Rosalie A. Kane, Clive E. Bowman, Ruud ter Meulen, Josy Ubachs-Moust, Neil Charness, Sara J. Czaja, Fernando M. Torres-Gil
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  • Date Published: December 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521533706

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  • Containing almost 80 original chapters, commissioned and written by the world's leading gerontologists from 16 countries and 5 continents, the broad focus of this handbook is on the behavioral and social sciences as well as important contributions from the biological and medical sciences. It provides comprehensive, accessible and authoritative accounts of all the key topics in the field, The Cambridge Handbook of Age and Ageing is a state-of-the-art guide to the current body of knowledge, theory, policy and practice relevant to age researchers and gerontologists around the world.

    • International team of contributors all leading figures in their field
    • Uniquely interdisciplinary and comprehensive in scope
    • Cutting edge research and theory yet written in accessible, user-friendly style
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    "This informative handbook in aging emphasizes the social and behavioral sciences, but also provides good coverage of material from the biological and medical sciences. Highly recommended."
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    • Date Published: December 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521533706
    • length: 772 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 203 x 39 mm
    • weight: 1.5kg
    • contains: 54 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Foreword
    Preface
    Part I. Introduction and Overview:
    1.1 Are theories of ageing necessary?
    1.2 Ageing and changing: international historical perspectives on ageing
    1.3 Global ageing: the demographic revolution in all cultures and societies
    1.4 The psychological science of human ageing
    1.5 The biological science of human ageing
    Part II. The Ageing Body:
    2.1 Biodemography and epidemiology of longevity
    2.2 The epidemiology of ageing
    2.3 Patterns of illness and mortality across the adult lifespan
    2.4 Sensory impairment
    2.5 Mobility and falls
    2.6 The genetics of behavioural ageing
    2.7 Psychodynamic approaches to the life-course & ageing
    2.8 Cultural approaches to the ageing body
    2.9 Promoting health and well being in later life
    Part III. The Ageing Mind:
    3.1 Psychological approaches to human development
    3.2 Cognitive changes across the lifespan
    3.3 Age-related changes in memory
    3.4 Intelligence and wisdom
    3.5 Everyday competence in older adults
    3.6 The psychology of emotions and ageing
    3.7 Personality and ageing
    3.8 Depression
    3.9 Dementia
    3.10 Dementia in an Asian context
    Part IV. The Ageing Self:
    4.1 Self and identity
    4.2 Stress and coping
    4.3 Reminiscence: developmental, social and clinical perspectives
    4.4 The social worlds of old age
    4.5 Listening to the past: reminiscence and oral history
    4.6 Elder abuse in developing nations
    4.7 The self in dementia
    4.8 Ageism
    4.9 Profiles of the oldest-old
    4.10 Images of ageing: cultural representations of later life
    4.11 Religion, spirituality and older people
    4.12 Quality of life and ageing
    4.13 The transformation of dying in old societies
    4.14 The psychology of death
    4.15 Death and spirituality
    Part V. The Ageing of Relationships:
    5.1 Global ageing and challenges to families
    5.2 Aging parents and adult children: new perspectives on intergenerational relationships
    5.3 Grandparenthood
    5.4 Sibling ties across time: the middle and later years
    5.5 Filial piety in changing Asian societies
    5.6 Generational memory and family relationships
    5.7 Family caregivers: increasing demands in the context of 21st century globalization?
    5.8 Network dynamics in later life
    5.9 Changing family relationships in developing nations
    5.10 Ethnic diversity in aging, multi-cultural societies
    5.11 Gay and lesbian elders
    Part VI. The Ageing of Societies:
    6.1 The lifecourse perspective on ageing: linked lives, timing and history
    6.2 The political economy of old age
    6.3 Moral economy and ageing
    6.4 Generational changes and generational equity
    6.5 Gender dimensions of the age shift
    6.6 Migration and older people
    6.7 Do longevity and health generate wealth?
    6.8 Women, ageing and inequality: a feminist perspective
    Part VII. Policies and Provisions for Older People:
    7.1 The social construction of old age as a problem
    7.2 Restructuring the life course: work and retirement
    7.3 Ethical dilemmas in old age care
    7.4 Wealth, health, and ageing: the multiple modern complexities of financial gerontology
    7.5 Formal and informal community care for older adults
    7.6 Health policy and old age: an international review
    7.7 Gerontological nursing: the state of the art
    7.8 Delivering effective social/long-term care to older people
    7.9 Delivering care to older people at home 7.10 Long-term care
    7.11 Managed care in the United States and United Kingdom
    7.12 Health care rationing: is age a proper criterion?
    7.13 Adaptation to new technologies
    7.14 Ageing and public policy in ethnically diverse societies

  • Editor

    Malcolm L. Johnson, University of Bristol
    Malcolm L. Johnson is Professor of Health and Social Policy (Emeritus) University of Bristol and Director of the International Institute on Health and Ageing.

    Associate Editor

    Vern L. Bengtson, University of Southern California
    Vern Bengtson is the AARP/University Chair in Gerontology and Professor of Sociology at the University of Southern California.

    Peter G. Coleman, University of Southampton
    Peter G. Coleman is Professor of Psychogerontology at the University of Southampton, Fellow of the British Psychological Society (FBPsS) and Chartered Health Psychologist.

    Thomas B. L. Kirkwood, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
    Tom Kirkwood is Professor of Medicine and Co-Director of the Institute for Ageing and Health at the University of Newcastle, and a Council Member of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences.

    Contributors

    Gary R. Andrews, Malcolm L. Johnson, Vern L. Bengtson, Norella M. Putney, W. Andrew Achenbaum, Alexandre Kalache, Sandhi Maria Barreto, Ingrid Keller, Paul B. Baltes, Alexandra Freund, Shu-Chen Li, Thomas B. L. Kirkwood, Bernard Jeune, Kaare Christensen, Christina Victor, Edlira Gjonca, Michael Marmot, Tom H. Margrain, Mike Boulton, R. A. Kenny, Gerald E. McClearn, Stephen A. Petrill, Simon Biggs, Chris Gilleard, Hannes B. Staehelin, Jutta Heckhausen, Pat Rabbitt, Elizabeth A. Maylor, Robert J. Sternberg, Elena L. Grigorenko, K. Warner Shaie, Julie Blaskewicz, Sherry L. Willis, Gisela Labouvie-Vief, Ursula M. Staudinger, Amy Fiske, Randi S. Jones, Bob Woods, Jinzhou Tian, Freya Dittmann-Kohli, Linda K. George, Peter G. Coleman, Jaber F. Gubrium, Joanna Bornat, Lia Susana Daichman, Steven R. Sabat, Bill Bytheway, Leonard W. Poon, Yuri Jang, Sandra G. Reynolds, Erick McCarthy, Mike Featherstone, Mike Hepworth, Alfons Marcoen, Svein Olav Daatland, Clive Seale, Robert A. Neimeyer, James L. Werth, Jr., Elizabeth MacKinlay, Ariela Lowenstein, Merril Silverstein, Roseann Giarrusso, Daphna Gans, Sarah Harper, Ingrid Arnet Connidis, Akiko Hashimoto, Charlotte Ikels, Claudine Attias-Donfut, François-Charles Wolff, Neena L. Chappell, Margaret J. Penning, Fleur Thomése, Theo van Tilburg, Marjolein Broese, Kees Knipscheer, Isabella Aboderin, James S. Jackson, Edna Brown, Toni C Antonucci, Svein Olav Daatland, Katherine R. Allen, Glen H. Elder, Jr., Chris Phillipson, Jon Hendricks, Martin Kohli, Sara Arber, Jay Ginn, C. F. Longino Jr, A. M. Warnes, Robert N. Butler, Carroll L. Estes, Victor W. Marshall, Philip Taylor, Harry R. Moody, Neal E. Cutler, Demi Patsios, Adam Davey, Jill Quadagno, Jennifer Reid Keene, Debra Street, Brendan McCormack, Bleddyn Davies, Kristina Larsson, Merril Silverstein, Mats Thorslund, Robert L. Kane, Rosalie A. Kane, Clive E. Bowman, Ruud ter Meulen, Josy Ubachs-Moust, Neil Charness, Sara J. Czaja, Fernando M. Torres-Gil

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