Ageing Ritual and Social Change

Ageing  Ritual and Social Change Author Daniela Koleva
ISBN-10 9781317183679
Release 2016-04-01
Pages 302
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Exploring European changes in religious and secular beliefs and practices related to life passages, this book provides a deeper understanding of the impacts of social change on personal identity and adjustment across the life course, According to latest research, Europeans who consider religious services appropriate to mark life passages significantly outnumber those who declare themselves as believers. Drawing on fascinating oral histories of older people's memories in both Eastern and Western Europe, this book presents illuminating views on peoples' quests for existential meaning in later life. Ageing, Ritual and Social Change presents an invaluable resource for all those exploring issues of ageing, including those looking from perspectives of sociology and psychology of religion, social and oral history and East-Central European studies.

Religion in Britain

Religion in Britain Author Grace Davie
ISBN-10 9781119004318
Release 2014-12-05
Pages 280
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Religion in Britain evaluates and sheds light on the religious situation in twenty-first century Britain; it explores the country’s increasing secularity alongside religion’s growing presence in public debate, and the impact of this paradox on Britain’s society. Describes and explains the religious situation in twenty-first century Britain Based on the highly successful Religion in Britain Since 1945 (Blackwell, 1994) but extensively revised with the majority of the text re-written to reflect the current situation Investigates the paradox of why Britain has become increasingly secular and how religion is increasingly present in public debate compared with 20 years ago Explores the impact this paradox has on churches, faith communities, the law, politics, education, and welfare

Sex Gender and Social Change in Britain since 1880

Sex  Gender and Social Change in Britain since 1880 Author Lesley A. Hall
ISBN-10 9781137292681
Release 2012-11-19
Pages 256
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Sexual attitudes and behaviour have changed radically in Britain between the Victorian era and the twenty-first century. However, Lesley A. Hall reveals how slow and halting the processes of change have been, and how many continuities have persisted under a façade of modernity. Thoroughly revised, updated and expanded, the second edition of this established text: • explores a wide range of relevant topics including marriage, homosexuality, commercial sex, media representations, censorship, sexually transmitted diseases and sex education • features an entirely new last chapter which brings the narrative right up to the present day • provides fresh insights by bringing together further original research and recent scholarship in the area. Lively and authoritative, this is an essential volume for anyone studying the history of sexual culture in Britain during a period of rapid social change.

Ageing The Body and Social Change

Ageing  The Body and Social Change Author Emmanuelle Tulle
ISBN-10 0230517595
Release 2008-08-15
Pages 256
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This book explores the relationship between embodiment and the production of the key structures which frame agency to map out potential for social change. It uses modalities of ageing embodiment in the context of sport participation in later life, specifically Master athletics, including barriers, opportunities and physiological dimensions.

Ageing and Social Change

Ageing and Social Change Author J. Opare-Abetia
ISBN-10 UVA:X001239353
Release 1983
Pages 94
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Ageing and Social Change has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Ageing and Social Change also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Ageing and Social Change book for free.

Excerpta Indonesica

Excerpta Indonesica Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015086916270
Release 1996
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Excerpta Indonesica has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Excerpta Indonesica also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Excerpta Indonesica book for free.

A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds

A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds Author Beryl Rawson
ISBN-10 1444390759
Release 2010-12-09
Pages 664
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A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds draws from both established and current scholarship to offer a broad overview of the field, engage in contemporary debates, and pose stimulating questions about future development in the study of families. Provides up-to-date research on family structure from archaeology, art, social, cultural, and economic history Includes contributions from established and rising international scholars Features illustrations of families, children, slaves, and ritual life, along with maps and diagrams of sites and dwellings Honorable Mention for 2011 Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences PROSE award granted by the Association of American Publishers


Ageing Author Susan A. McDaniel
ISBN-10 141293558X
Release 2008-02
Pages 1624
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This carefully selected four-volume set, compiled by Susan A. McDaniel an expert in the field for more than twenty-five years, looks at ageing through the lenses of anthropology, sociology, feminism and cultural studies, amongst others. Volume 1 reviews the origins, theories and practical concerns of gerontology and examines the ideas of several contemporary thinkers. Volume 2 considers the forms and practices that ageing take on in societies today as well as in the past. Volume 3 collects articles that see ageing as a social process that intersects with class, race, gender, and sexuality. Volume 4 discusses the key debates that currently dominate the field of gerontology. Â

Anthropology of Aging

Anthropology of Aging Author Marjorie M. Schweitzer
ISBN-10 0313261199
Release 1991
Pages 338
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During the 1970s, "Comparative Cultural Gerontology" or the "Anthropology of Aging," with its focus on aging from a cross-cultural perspective, attained the status of a new speciality in the field of anthropology. It was only in the late 1960s to the mid-70s that elderly people and the process of aging became recognized as a bona fide research topic for anthropology. Majorie M. Schweitzer's Anthropology of Aging looks at aging from this cross-cultural perspective and updates the Association for Anthropology and Gerontology's previously published Topical Bibliography and the Supplement to the Topical Bibliography on the Anthropology of Aging. Schweitzer focuses on citations that represent anthropological perspectives and/or cross-cultural data, with data from other disciplines included when warranted. Besides a greatly expanded number of bibliographical references, Schweitzer's work includes annotations for particularly important citations including those that address special issues, such as method and theory as they relate to aging, and those that provide the clearest treatment of a particular topic. The topical outline of the 1982 volume has been retained with only minor additions and changes making the Bibliography both easy to use and a rich resource for researchers. Over 40 international scholars in the field of aging have updated the various sections of the original bibliography. Organized according to two kinds of topics: subject topics, such as Modernization; and regional/cultural group topics, such as Great Britain/American Indian, the reference contains 14 chapters that investigate research on the subject from Africa to the Pacific Rim, USSR, USA, Europe, Israel, and more. Beginning with a chapter that zeroes in on general, theoretical, and comparative works, the volume procedes with chapters that examine demography, biology, and longevity, medical aspects of aging, non-industrialized societies, national cultures, modernization, and ethnic/rural segments of the United States. The last six chapters examine social structure; community organization, and age-homogeneous residences; urban aged, social networks, support systems; women; death and dying; and methods. The final chapter contains a list of additional bibliographies. A must for most research libraries, this comprehensive bibliography will be widely used by teachers, students, researchers, social workers, service providers and administrators from many different disciplines.

Politics Power and Old Age

Politics  Power and Old Age Author
ISBN-10 0335201660
Release 1999
Pages 164
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This volume introduces ideas, dilemmas and controversies about the way that lives of elderly people are shaped by patterns of power. It is about politics in the broadest sense and about old age as a contested part of contemporary social life. The author applies ideas about power and ageism in specific areas such as lifestyles, personal identity, appearance, and intergenerational conflicts as well as pensioners' movements, party politics and elections. He includes original research on the social construction and negotiation of identity in old age, and brings together material from a range of British, American and European studies of relevance to the theme of politics and old age. Throughout, he explores global and historical trends in ageing but relates these to personal dilemmas and interpersonal relationships. The book is interdisciplinary, and its challenging ideas will appeal to a broad range of students, academics and professionals with a common interest in ageing and the care and well-being of the elderly.

What does it mean to grow old

What does it mean to grow old Author Thomas R. Cole
ISBN-10 UVA:X001059758
Release 1986
Pages 301
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In What Does It Mean to Grow Old? essayists come to grips as best they can with the phenomenon of an America that is about to become the Old Country. They have been drawn from every relevant discipline—gerontology, social medicine, politics, health, anthropology, ethics, law—and asked to speak their mind. Most of them write extremely well [and their] sharply individual voices are heard.

Development in an Ageing World

Development in an Ageing World Author
ISBN-10 9211091543
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 180
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Greater longevity is an indicator of human progress in general. Increased life expectancy and lower fertility rates are changing the population structure worldwide in a major way: the proportion of older persons is rapidly increasing, a process known as population ageing. The process is inevitable and is already advanced in developed countries and progressing quite rapidly in developing ones. The 2007 Survey analyses the implications of population ageing for social and economic development around the world, while recognising that it offers both challenges and opportunities. Among the most pressing issues is that arising from the prospect of a smaller labour force having to support an increasingly larger older population. Paralleling increased longevity are the changes in intergenerational relationships that may affect the provision of care and income security for older persons, particularly in developing countries where family transfers play a major role. At the same time, it is also necessary for societies to fully recognise and better harness the productive and social contributions that older persons can make but are in many instances prevented from making. The Survey argues that the challenges are not insurmountable, but that societies everywhere need to put in place the policies required to confront those challenges effectively and to ensure an adequate standard of living for each of their members, while respecting and promoting the contribution and participation of all.

Aging Self and Community

Aging  Self and Community Author Jaber F. Gubrium
ISBN-10 UOM:39015042597875
Release 1992
Pages 293
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With articles reprinted from the Journal of Aging, this book focuses on ageing, the self and community. Topics discussed include: human action and its place in theories of ageing; the impact of emotional support for single women; and old people's organizations as a context for ageing.

Age and Generation in Modern Britain

Age and Generation in Modern Britain Author Jane Pilcher
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105012404542
Release 1995
Pages 166
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The first two chapters of this comprehensive and accessible account introduce the reader to thinking about age from a sociological perspective. They ask the question `What is age?' and then guide the reader through the main theoretical approaches to its sociological study. The core of the book represents the latest information on each of the major age divisions in Britain: childhood; youth; adulthood; later life and old age. The author compares the role of age in Britain today withdifferent cultures and periods in history, as well as assessing the importance and influence of biology, biography, gender, ethnicity, and class. A special feature of the text is the way it pays close attention to the increasingly important notion of `generation' in explaining British social structure and behaviour. It looks at the way belonging to different `generations' creates identities and shapes relationships within families and across society.

Asian Americans in the United States

Asian Americans in the United States Author Alexander Yamato
ISBN-10 PSU:000031366397
Release 1993
Pages 288
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The Cultural Context of Aging

The Cultural Context of Aging Author Jay Sokolovsky
ISBN-10 0897894537
Release 1997-01-01
Pages 576
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This volume uses the concept of culture to explore the parameters of aging and being old in a worldwide context, thus providing a true cross-cultural and qualitative approach to social gerontology. Containing both specific case studies and broader analytical articles, this revised second edition focuses on the multitude of cultural solutions societies have available for dealing with the challenges, problems, and opportunities of growing old. Each of the book's six parts is preceded by an introduction providing a framework for the chapters and highlighting key related issues. Also included are state-of-the-art resource guides, including Internet sites, special student resources, data sets, and annotated bibliographies of related readings. This essential text focuses on how real people worldwide experience old age, allowing students to understand fully how culture can dictate what may appear to be "natural" responses to elders and aging.

Handbook of Asian Aging

Handbook of Asian Aging Author Hyunsook Yoon
ISBN-10 089503316X
Release 2006-01
Pages 495
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As in the rest of the world, Asia is experiencing a silvering of its population, with the elderly becoming one of the most rapidly-growing segments of the demographic. In this collection of 18 papers, contributors describe how aging has become different than it once was in Asia, placing it in context, describing economic status in terms of work a