Learning to Be Old

Author: Margaret Cruikshank
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442213663
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Margaret Cruikshank’s Learning to Be Old examines what it means to grow old in America today. The book questions social myths and fears about aging, sickness, and the other social roles of the elderly, the over-medicalization of many older people, and ageism. In this book, Cruikshank proposes alternatives to the ways aging is usually understood in both popular culture and mainstream gerontology. Learning to Be Old does not propose the ideas of “successful aging” or “productive aging,” but more the idea of “learning” how to age. Featuring new research and analysis, the third edition of Learning to be Old demonstrates, more thoroughly than the previous editions, that aging is socially constructed. Among texts on aging the book is unique in its clear focus on the differences in aging for women and men, as well as for people in different socioeconomic groups. Cruikshank is able to put aging in a broad context that not only focuses on how aging affects women but men, as well. Key updates in the third edition include changes in the health care system, changes in how long older Americans are working especially given the impact of the recession, and new material on the brain and mind-body interconnections. Cruikshank impressively challenges conventional ideas about aging in this third edition of Learning to be Old. This will be a must-read for everyone interested in new ideas surrounding aging in America today.

Learning to be Old

Author: Margaret Cruikshank
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742565937
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In the second edition of Learning to Be Old, Margaret Cruikshank examines the social construction of aging, especially women's aging, from a number of different angles: medical, economic, cultural, and political. Featuring new research and analysis, expanded sections on gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender aging and critical gerontology, and an updated chapter on feminist gerontology, the second edition even more thoroughly than the first looks at the variety of different forces affecting the progress of aging. Through it all, we learn a better way to inhabit our age whatever it is.

Learning to be Old

Author: Margaret Cruikshank
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847698493
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Describes beliefs, customs, and traditions surrounding aging in America and suggests that awareness of these social construcitons can help women resist their negative impact. After critiquing cultural myths, ageism, the politics of aging, and mainstream gerontology, she proposes a feminist "gerastology" in which older women "including minorities and lesbians) interview their peers as part of the research agenda.

Fierce with Reality

Author: Margaret Cruikshank
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780761868705
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Fierce with Reality presents a diverse range of literature on aging that demonstrates the challenges, complexities and pleasurable aspects of late life. Many facets of aging are explored, revealing the challenges and complexities of late life, and demonstrating that the aging process is both individual and social/cultural.

Facing Age

Author: Laura Hurd Clarke
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442207612
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Facing Age examines the relationship between aging and women in a culture obsessed with youthfulness. From weight gain, to wrinkles, to sagging skin, to gray hair, the book explores older women's complex and often contradictory feelings about their bodies and the physical realities of growing older. Drawing on in-depth interviews conducted over a ten year period, Hurd Clarke brings alive feminist theories about aging, beauty work, femininity, and the body.

Learning to Be Old Gender Culture and Aging

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1467216763
Format: PDF, ePub
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Learning to Be Old , Gender, Culture, and Aging. 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.

Counseling Older Adults

Author: John Blando
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135854084
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Counseling older adults is not equivalent to counseling the general population, and specialized skills and knowledge, as well as sensitivity to the contexts in which older adults live, are essential in working successfully with this population. This text provides an introduction to gerontological counseling, integrating the basic skills of working with older adults with theories of counseling and aging. Specific counseling issues discussed include mental health counseling, career counseling, rehabilitation counseling, and family counseling. Along with these, important contextual factors such as race/culture, social class, social justice, spirituality, Alzheimer’s and other dementias, and family issues are considered in light of the latest research. Each chapter contains case studies, discussion questions, a glossary, and suggestions for further reading to reinforce the material presented.

The old rush

Author: Peter Hubbell
Publisher: LID Editorial
ISBN: 0985286474
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The Age of Aging begins in 2014 as the last of the Baby Boomers turn 50, and no other global trend will do more to impact the way we live, think, act and interact with brands for the next 20 years! Peter Hubbell’s first book – The Old Rush: Marketing for Gold in the Age of Aging – is an invaluable primer for marketers who want to seize the next big fast-growth opportunity…a chance to propel their brands and businesses forward rapidly and on a global scale. The Old Rush establishes a parallel with the famous California Gold Rush of the mid-nineteenth century, and draws on the author’s own insights and observations from a 30-year career at the forefront of the advertising business. Hubbell makes a strong case for why the nearly 80 million Baby Boomers are Marketing’s Most Valuable Generation™ and then outlines the basic rules of marketing engagement with this cohort, along with practical ideas that brands and businesses can use to create their own success. The lessons from the Gold Rush are particularly apt to the modern-day Old Rush: Decisiveness, agility, creativity and perseverance will be the skills needed to thrive and prosper with the aging consumer.

Encounters With Aging

Author: Margaret M. Lock
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520201620
Format: PDF
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"A powerful intervention into one of the most important debates of our time. Meticulous in her methods and wise in her insight, Lock tames a sea of stormy argument to show how complex and consequential is the interplay of culture and biology. Her book will make great strides toward her ultimate goal: to dislodge the myth of the Menopausal Woman."—Jean Comaroff, University of Chicago

Handbook of the Psychology of Aging

Author: James E. Birren
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080456072
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The Handbook of the Psychology of Aging, 6e provides a comprehensive summary and evaluation of recent research on the psychological aspects of aging. The 22 chapters are organized into four divisions: Concepts, Theories, and Methods in the Psychology of Aging; Biological and Social Influences on Aging; Behavioral Processes and Aging; and Complex Behavioral Concepts and Processes in Aging. The 6th edition of the Handbook is considerably changed from the previous edition. Half of the chapters are on new topics and the remaining half are on returning subjects that are entirely new presentations by different authors of new material. Some of the exciting new topics include Contributions of Cognitive Neuroscience to Understanding Behavior and Aging, Everyday Problem Solving and Decision Making, Autobiographical Memory, and Religion and Health Late in Life. The Handbook will be of use to researchers and professional practitioners working with the aged. It is also suitable for use as a textbook for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses on the psychology of aging. The Handbook of the Psycology of Aging, Sixth Edition is part of the Handbooks on Aging series, including Handbook of the Biology of Aging and Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, also in their 6th editions.