Making Gray Gold: Narratives of Nursing Home Care Women in Culture and Society

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University of Chicago Press #ad - . An unnerving portrait of what it's like to work and live in a nursing home. This first hand report on the work of nurses and other caregivers in a nursing home is set powerfully in the context of wider political, economic, and cultural forces that shape and constrain the quality of care for America's elderly.

Diamond demonstrates in a compelling way the price that business-as-usual policies extract from the elderly as well as those whose work it is to care for them. In a society in which some two million people live in 16, with their numbers escalating daily, 000 nursing homes, this thought-provoking work demands immediate and widespread attention.

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A personal addition to the troublingly impersonal national debate over healthcare reform. Madonna harrington Meyer, Contemporary Sociology.

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Aging and Everyday Life

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The Economics of Aging, 7th Edition

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Praeger #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Still the definitive book on the subject, this volume has been thoroughly revised to cover rapidly changing aspects of the economics of aging. It provides an in-depth examination of the nation's evolving private and public policies on retirement, and health, including, for instance, pension, the dramatic changes in employer-sponsored pensions.

New attention is given to the retirement of baby boomers and the financial situation of older women, many of whom still live in poverty. This highly readable book is essential for everyone concerned with gerontology. A thorough, this book is the most comprehensive resource available for students, and current work, researchers, rich, policymakers, human resource directors, and in short, all who have a personal or professional interest in the essential questions facing the growing aging population in the United States.

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Aging and the Life Course: An Introduction to Social Gerontology

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Conceiving Risk, Bearing Responsibility: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and the Diagnosis of Moral Disorder

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Johns Hopkins University Press #ad - Sociologist Elizabeth M. Medical beliefs about drinking during pregnancy have often ignored the poverty, chaos, and insufficiency of some women's lives―factors that may be more responsible than alcohol for adverse outcomes in babies and children. Armstrong uses fetal alcohol syndrome and the problem of drinking during pregnancy to examine the assumed relationship between somatic and social disorder, the ways in which social problems are individualized, and the intertwining of health and morality that characterizes American society.

She argues that issues of race, in particular, and gender have influenced medical findings about alcohol and reproduction and that these findings have always reflected broader social and moral preoccupations and, class, concerns about women's roles and place in society, as well as the fitness of future generations.

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The Gerontological Imagination: An Integrative Paradigm of Aging

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Oxford University Press #ad - Tracking provided on most orders. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Condition: New. Biologists, which approach or conceptualization of aging is likely to emerge as part of the paradigm?although biologists, but do they have a common image of aging or a set of principles to guide their research? Do they share a paradigm-a fundamental image of aging-that incorporates concepts and empirical generalizations from multiple disciplines? And when disciplinary approaches to gerontology clash, and sociologists may claim an interest in gerontology, psychologists, psychologists, and social scientists share an interest in the study of aging, they are distinctive in how they conduct their research.

Isbn13: 9780801891083. The proposed paradigm provides an efficient way to identify and interpret essential ideas, models, findings, and theories across multiple disciplines that study aging. As a result, theories, the study of aging has been incorporated into many disciplines, emphasizing concepts, and methods to elucidate the antecedents and consequences of growing older.

Each discipline brings its own intellectual heritage and perspective to the study of aging, but the question posed by author Ken Ferraro is whether there is an emergent perspective or way of thinking about aging that transcends the disciplines. The scientific study of aging is a relatively nascent field of inquiry.

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School Talk: Gender and Adolescent Culture

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Eder has a deep interest in the sociology of education—and in community. Her first major research study of adolescent peer culture, led to her creating a service project in the Bloomington schools, SCHOOL TALK: GENDER AND ADOLESCENT CULTURE, Kids Against Cruel Treatment in Schools. Used book in Good Condition.

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Living To 100: Lessons In Living To Your Maximum Potential At Any Age

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As they probed beyond disease to identify the parameters of an energetic later life, Perls and Silver realized that the key to preserving health and vitality lies not in learning how people stay young, but in understanding how they age well. Centenarians are setting the gold standard for healthy aging. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold!

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Filled with personal profiles, and quizzes, informational sidebars, Living to 100 offers inspiration and solid scientific information to the more than seventy-five million people alive today who can look forward to their ninth and tenth decades.

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Immigrant America: A Portrait

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University of California Press #ad - This revised, updated, and expanded fourth edition of Immigrant America: A Portrait provides readers with a comprehensive and current overview of immigration to the United States in a single volume. Isbn13: 9780801891083. Used book in Good Condition. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee.

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Aging, Society, and the Life Course

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Springer Publishing Company #ad - Isbn13: 9780801891083. Written in an engaging style, the text is for graduate and upper-level undergraduate students; it is also used effectively in introductory gerontology classes. This book's unfading preoccupation with social context, social processes, and social structures distinguishes itself and greatly contributes to the discourse in gerontology.

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It addresses major shifts in public policy, social institutions, and aging-related programming initiatives. Used book in Good Condition. In addition to an instructor's Manual, the fifth edition now includes Power- Point slides. Critical thinking and review questions foster an in-depth understanding of the material.

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New Aging: Live Smarter Now to Live Better Forever

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Penguin Books #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Aging is a gift that we receive with life—and in New Aging, the architect Matthias Hollwich outlines smart, simple ideas to help us experience it that way. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. University of California Press.

As an architect, matthias hollwich is devoted to finding ways in which we can shape our living spaces and communities to make aging a graceful and fulfilling aspect of our lives. New aging invites us to take everything we associate with aging—the loss of freedom and vitality, the cold and sterile nursing homes, the boredom—and throw it out the window.

Tracking provided on most orders. Isbn13: 9780801891083. Condition: New. With advice ranging from practical design tips for making your home safer and more comfortable to thought-provoking ideas on how we work, and even how we eat, relax, and interact with our neighbors, New Aging will inspire you and your loved ones to live smarter today so you can live better tomorrow.

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