Productive Engagement in Later Life

Author: Nancy Morrow-Howell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317977394
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Productive Ageing is the involvement of older adults in society through employment, volunteering, caregiving, education and skill building. In 2020 there will be 248 million people in China aged 60 and over. At the same time, the birth rate continues to drop and family structures are being transformed. In the face of such pressing demographic challenges, the productive engagement of older adults is a clear-cut strategy to strengthen families and communities while simultaneously promoting the health of older adults. From a human capital perspective, an ageing population represents resources to address societal needs; and the active engagement of older adults can enhance and maintain the physical, mental and cognitive health of the older adults. The challenge is to develop policies that support productive engagement and implement evidence-based programs that create opportunities for older adults in active engagement in the community. Contributions of older adults will be necessary for social and economic development of families, communities, and society. Productive Engagement in Later Life covers the 2009 China conference on productive aging and discusses how to initiate and build productive aging agenda in China and around the globe. This book was originally published as a special issue of China Journal of Social Work.

Women and Positive Aging

Author: Lisa Hollis-Sawyer
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128004576
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Women and Positive Aging: An International Perspective presents the noted research in the fields of psychology, gerontology, and gender studies, reflecting the increasingly popular and pervasive positive aging issues of women in today’s society from different cohorts, backgrounds, and life situations. Each section describes a bridge between the theoretical aspects and practical applications of the theory that is consistent with the scientist-practitioner training model in psychology, including case studies and associated intervention strategies with older women in each chapter. In addition to incorporating current research on aging women’s issues, each section provides the reader with background about the topic to give context and perspective. Examines a comprehensive range of issues for aging women Details current research trends Encompasses a holistic model of women’s aging Ranges from physical and mental health in response to aging changes, to social relationships and sexuality Presents a "how to put research into practice" section in each chapter Focuses on topical issues that are relevant to women wanting to optimize their life outcomes as they live, on average, longer than ever before

Aging

Author: Harry R. Moody
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483323218
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Presenting current research in an innovative format, Harry Moody and Jennifer Sasser’s Aging: Concepts and Controversies encourages students to become involved and take an informed stand on the major aging issues that we face as a society. Using their extensive expertise, the authors provide a thorough explanation of the issues in the Concepts sections and current research in the Controversy sections, demonstrating the close links between concepts and controversies in these broad areas of aging: health care, socioeconomic trends, and the life course.

Civic Engagement and the Baby Boomer Generation

Author: Laura Wilson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136381244
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Discover a vital source of volunteers for your organization By the year 2020, there will be 65 million people aged 65 and over living in the United States—a new generation of active older adults expecting to use the expertise, experience, and life skills they’ve gained to make valuable contributions to society in their retirement years. Civic Engagement and the Baby Boomer Generation presents the latest research findings and evaluation studies that help promote a thorough understanding of the programs, policies, and civic opportunities available to people aged 50 and older. This unique book is an essential resource for nonprofit organizations seeking to meet their needs with a generation of volunteers eager to explore new options, work in new capacities, and continue lifelong learning. More than any previous generation, baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) are defying stereotypes about aging while seeking new and meaningful lifestyles. Civic Engagement and the Baby Boomer Generation defines an agenda for future policy, research, and practice to help reverse the well-documented decline in civic engagement in the United States, providing older Americans with opportunities to have an impact in their local, national, and global communities. The book’s contributors focus attention on the value of civic engagement in creating vital social capital and social networks. Civic Engagement and the Baby Boomer Generation examines: current issues and trends in civic engagement results from senior corps. examinations expanding youth service concepts lifelong learning institutes the relationship between civic engagement and leadership issues in elder service and volunteerism outcomes of a national agenda setting meeting intergenerational relations and civic engagement Civic Engagement and the Baby Boomer Generation is an important source of information for anyone working with nonprofit, government, and corporate organizations concerned with public policy, community affairs, volunteerism, research, practice, and education.

Digital Media and Political Engagement Worldwide

Author: Eva Anduiza
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107021421
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book explores how digital media use affects political attitudes and behavior, and how this relationship is shaped by political environments across countries. While research in this area has concentrated on the United States and United Kingdom, such results are set in comparative relief through the analysis of cases across Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia. The book concludes that digital media have an effect on users, and depicts some of the characteristics of different political systems that play a significant role for online political engagement.

The cultural context of aging

Author: Jay Sokolovsky
Publisher: J F Bergin & Garvey
ISBN:
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The totally revised second edition of this acclaimed cross-cultural, comparative gerontology text has been expanded to contain 26 chapters, including 14 new articles.

Global Health and Global Aging

Author: Mary Robinson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470175835
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The book covers the fundamentals of global aging and health and provides real-world models from countries and regions that offer the best practices in current approaches. Global Health and Global Aging presents information about leadership and governance challenges as well as insights about aging in different cultures and countries in all regions of the world.

Human Rights in Global Perspective

Author: Jon P. Mitchell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134409745
Format: PDF
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In the West we frequently pay lip service to universal notions of human rights. But do we ever consider how these work in local contexts and across diverse cultural and ethical structures? Do human rights agendas address the problems many people face, or are they more often the imposition of Western values onto largely non-Western communities? Human Rights in a Global Perspective develops a social critique of rights agendas. It provides an understanding of how rights discussions and institutions can construct certain types of subjects such as victims and perpetrators, and certain types of act, such as common crimes and crimes against humanity. Using examples from the United States, Europe, India and South Africa, the authors restore the social dimension to rights processes and suggest some ethical alternatives to current practice.

Gerontology

Author: Kenneth F. Ferraro, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826109667
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This newest edition of a core graduate level textbook has added six new chapters to further enrich the ìgerontological imagination,î and encourage an interdisciplinary approach to the study of aging. Academically rigorous yet clear and accessible, the text provides the most current findings from leading gerontological researchers and practitioners. New and updated chapters examine biology, exercise science/nutrition, communication science, geriatric medicine and nursing, demography, anthropology, economics, human development, psychology, political science, sociology, social work, and law, to provide broadly drawn perspectives on the study of aging. Special emphasis is placed on current challenges regarding policy and service delivery in the face of fiscal uncertainty. Additionally, this new edition covers international outlooks on aging given the increasing influence of globalization on individual lives. By interweaving knowledge from a broad range of disciplines, Wilmoth and Ferraro have created a comprehensive picture of gerontology today that will enhance course instruction and provide a new window into the future of the discipline. New chapters address: Geriatric medicine and nursing Communication disorders and aging International and cross-cultural perspectives on aging Public policy and the needs of diverse aging populations Geriatric social work Legal perspectives on aging Key Features: Interweaves current gerontological research and ideas from multiple disciplines Addresses biology, psychology, human development, sociology, and economics as they relate to gerontology Presents additional disciplinary perspectives including exercise science/nutrition, communication science, geriatric medicine and nursing, demography, anthropology, political science, social work, and law. Includes Ferraroís classic chapter on ìThe Gerontological Imaginationî

Global perspectives on adult education

Author: Ali A. Abdi
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: 9780230607958
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This collection brings together adult education theorists and practitioners from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean (and diaspora from these regions) in an attempt to foreground issues, concepts, theories and practices of adult education in Southern locations.#xA0; Key contributions include contemporary theoretical implications of the works of Nyerere, Freire, Confucious, Mao, Buddhism and African indigenous conceptions along with current discussion pertaining to globalization, citizenship and adult education and learning in subaltern social movements.#xA0; Case studies from all regions address context-specific grounding of #xA0;these theoretical and conceptual discussions, while addressingi higher education, community, movement and NGO/civil society spaces of engagement.