The Cambridge handbook of age and ageing

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. It contains original chapters, commissioned and written by the world's leading gerontologists from...

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Corporate Author: Credo Reference (Firm)
Other Authors: Johnson, Malcolm L.
Language:English
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Online Access:Link to e-book
Summary: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. It contains original chapters, commissioned and written by the world's leading gerontologists from 16 countries and 5 continents. The broad focus of the book is on the behavioural and social sciences but it also includes important contributions from the biological and medical sciences. It provides comprehensive, accessible and authoritative accounts of all the key topics in the field ranging from theories of ageing, to demography, physical aspects of ageing, mental processes and ageing, nursing and health care for older people, the social context of ageing, cross cultural perspectives, relationships, quality of life, gender, and financial and policy provision. This handbook will be a must-have resource for all researchers, students and professionals with an interest in age and ageing.
Physical Description:1 online resource (637 entries) : 68 images, digital files.
Format:Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references.
Published: Cambridge [England] : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
ISBN:9781849724432 (online)
Access:Access restricted to authorized users and institutions.
Table of Contents:
  • pt. 1. Introduction and overview. The problem of theory in gerontology today / Vern L. Bengston, Norella M. Putney and Malcolm L. Johnson
  • Ageing and changing : international historical perspectives on ageing / W. Andrew Achenbaum
  • Global ageing : the demographic revolution in all cultures and societies / Alexandre Kalache, Sandhi Maria Barreto and Ingrid Keller
  • The psychological science of human ageing / Paul B. Baltes, Alexandra M. Freund and Shu-Chen Li
  • The biological science of human ageing / Thomas B.L. Kirkwood