Representing Ageing

Representing Ageing
Author: Virpi Ylänne
Publsiher: Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2012-05-22
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780230272590

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This collection critically examines twenty-first century representations of ageing, focusing on images/imagery/discourses found in various media as well as individuals' own experiences and self-presentations of ageing and identity, drawing on new innovative, qualitative empirical data. The contributors represent a range of disciplinary areas but all are concerned with how ageing is currently understood, experienced, represented and talked about. The contexts in which these issues are debated include advertising, women's and over fifties' magazines, beauty and hair care routines, art therapy, documenting family relations, positive ageing campaign and biographical photography. Many topical issues are examined, such as the discursive construction of age identities, positive ageing, anti-ageing, ageism, age relations and the body. This book will be of interest to students and researchers in cultural and social gerontology, discourse and identity and lifespan communication, as well as those working in marketing and with older people either directly or indirectly. -- Publisher description.

Representing Ageing

Representing Ageing
Author: V. Ylänne
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2012-05-22
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781137009340

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This collection critically examines twenty-first century representations of ageing, focusing on various media images and discourses as well as individuals' own experiences and self-presentations of ageing, drawing on innovative new empirical data.

Arts Therapies and Gender Issues

Arts Therapies and Gender Issues
Author: Susan Hogan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2019-07-12
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9781351121934

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Arts Therapies and Gender Issues offers international perspectives on gender in arts therapies research and demonstrates understandings of gender and arts therapies in a variety of global contexts. Analysing current innovations and approaches in the arts therapies, it discusses issues of cultural identity, which intersect with sex, gender norms, stereotypes and sexual identity. The book includes unique and detailed case studies such as the emerging discipline of creative writing for therapeutic purposes, re-enactment phototherapy, performative practice and virtual reality. Bringing together leading researchers, it demonstrates clinical applications and shares ideas about best practice. Incorporating art, drama, dance and music therapy, this book will be of great interest to academics and researchers in the fields of arts therapies, psychology, medicine, psychotherapy, health and education. It will also appeal to practitioners and teachers of art, dance-movement, drama and music therapy.

Geographies of Ageing

Geographies of Ageing
Author: Amanda Davies,Amity James
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-04-15
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781317129257

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Population ageing is projected to affect all countries across the world in coming decades. The current rate of population ageing is unprecedented in human history with population projections indicating that this will be an enduring trend. Moreover, population ageing is spatially pervasive, affecting every man, woman and child. This has considerable implications for policy responding to the economic, social and healthcare outcomes of population ageing. The potential economic implications have been likened to those of the 2008 global financial crisis. This book examines the patterns and causes of uneven population ageing. It identifies those countries and localities most likely to experience population ageing and the reasons for this. Attention is also given to the role that youth migration, labour force migration, retirement migration and ageing in place have in influencing the spatial concentrations of older people. The book brings together a range of diverse international case studies to illustrate the importance of understanding the causes of population ageing. Case studies include a review of ageing in Florida's (USA) labour force, an investigation into the housing arrangements for the elderly in Northern Ireland and an assessment of the environmental stewardship activities of Grey Nomads on Western Australia's remote north coast.

Portraiture

Portraiture
Author: Shearer West
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2004-04-08
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9780191518034

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This fascinating new book explores the world of portraiture from a number of vantage points, and asks key questions about its nature. How has portraiture changed over the centuries? How have portraits represented their subjects, and how have they been interpreted? Issues of identity, modernity, and gender are considered within a cultural and historical context. Shearer West uncovers much intriguing detail about a genre that has often been seen as purely representational, featuring examples from African tribes to Renaissance princes, and from 'stars' such as David and Victoria Beckham to ordinary people. In the process, she shows us how to communicate with the past in an exciting new way.

Cowdry s Problems of Ageing

Cowdry s Problems of Ageing
Author: Edmund Vincent Cowdry
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1061
Release: 1952
Genre: Age
ISBN: UOM:39015052066910

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Desexualisation in Later Life

Desexualisation in Later Life
Author: Simpson, Paul,Reynolds, Paul
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2021-07-19
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781447355496

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Despite evidence of a more sexually active ‘third age’, ageing and later life (50+) are still commonly represented as a process of desexualisation. Challenging this assumption and ageist stereotypes, this interdisciplinary volume investigates the experiential and theoretical landscapes of older people’s sexual intimacies, practices and pleasures. Contributors explore the impact of desexualisation in various contexts and across different identities, orientations, relationships and practices. This enlightening text, reflecting international scholarship, considers how we can distinguish the real challenges faced by older people from the prejudices imposed on them.

Ageing and Technology

Ageing and Technology
Author: Emma Domínguez-Rué,Linda Nierling
Publsiher: transcript Verlag
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2016-01-31
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9783839429570

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The booming increase of the senior population has become a social phenomenon and a challenge to our societies, and technological advances have undoubtedly contributed to improve the lives of elderly citizens in numerous aspects. In current debates on technology, however, the »human factor« is often largely ignored. The ageing individual is rather seen as a malfunctioning machine whose deficiencies must be diagnosed or as a set of limitations to be overcome by means of technological devices. This volume aims at focusing on the perspective of human beings deriving from the development and use of technology: this change of perspective - taking the human being and not technology first - may help us to become more sensitive to the ambivalences involved in the interaction between humans and technology, as well as to adapt technologies to the people that created the need for its existence, thus contributing to improve the quality of life of senior citizens.

Providing Healthy and Safe Foods As We Age

Providing Healthy and Safe Foods As We Age
Author: Institute of Medicine,Food and Nutrition Board,Food Forum
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2010-11-29
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9780309158831

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Does a longer life mean a healthier life? The number of adults over 65 in the United States is growing, but many may not be aware that they are at greater risk from foodborne diseases and their nutritional needs change as they age. The IOM's Food Forum held a workshop October 29-30, 2009, to discuss food safety and nutrition concerns for older adults.

Planning Later Life

Planning Later Life
Author: Mark Schweda,Larissa Pfaller,Kai Brauer,Frank Adloff,Silke Schicktanz
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2017-07-06
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781317080015

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This book examines the relevance of modern medicine and healthcare in shaping the lives of elderly persons and the practices and institutions of ageing societies. Combining individual and social dimensions, Planning Later Life discusses the ethical, social, and political consequences of increasing life expectancies and demographic change in the context of biomedicine and public health. By focusing on the field of biomedicine and healthcare, the authors engage readers in a dialogue on the ethical and social implications of recent trends in dementia research and care, advance healthcare planning, or the rise of anti-ageing medicine and prevention. Bringing together the largely separated debates of individualist bioethics on the one hand, and public health ethics on the other, the volume deliberately considers the entanglements of envisioning, evaluating, and controlling individual and societal futures. So far, the process of devising and exploring the various positive and negative visions and strategies related to later life has rarely been reflected systematically from a philosophical, sociological, and ethical point of view. As such, this book will be crucial to those working and studying in the life sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences, particularly in the areas of bioethics, social work, gerontology and aging studies, healthcare and social service, sociology, social policy, and geography and population studies.

The People s Condensed Library

The People s Condensed Library
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 604
Release: 1877
Genre: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
ISBN: WISC:89004292751

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Ageing in Southeast and East Asia

Ageing in Southeast and East Asia
Author: Hock Guan Lee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2008
Genre: Aging
ISBN: IND:30000125107940

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Southeast and East Asian countries are undergoing varying stages of population ageing. The social, economic and political implications of population ageing will be enormous, and because of the fast speed of ageing in the region, the countries cannot afford the luxury of time for the gradual evolution of social and structural support systems and networks for the older population. The essays in this volume critically examine national ageing policies and programmes, the sustainability of existing pension systems, housing and living arrangements, inter-generational transfer, and aspects of quality of life of the elderly population. While the findings show that most Southeast Asian countries have started to formulate and implement national ageing policies, they also indicate that the existing policies are by and large inadequate and underdeveloped in serving the needs of the older population and indeed much more must be done to prepare for the future.

Realising Participation

Realising Participation
Author: Kathryn Roberts,Tom Chapman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2017-10-05
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781351787796

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This title was first published in 2001: During the last twenty years government rhetoric in the UK has increasingly advocated that statutory health and social care services should regard and treat recipients as 'consumers' in the same way as companies and organizations in the private sector. This involves a considerable cultural change on the part of both service providers and their clients, and this timely study explores the extent to which such a cultural change is actually taking place in British society. The utilization of welfare services by a sample of people aged 70 and above on discharge from inpatient care and in a short period afterwards is examined as a critical testbed for key components of consumerism, including participation, representation, access, choice, information and redress. The book explores not only the extent to which opportunities are being provided for users to play an active role in their care, but also their degree of willingness to assume such a role. By investigating the experiences of clients from a generation which might be considered relatively resistant to a more active participation in health and social care, the study offers an important insight into the extent to which a real social transformation is indeed taking place in the British welfare services.

Proposed White House Conference on Aging

Proposed White House Conference on Aging
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Labor and Public Welfare
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 315
Release: 1968
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: STANFORD:36105119549777

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Handbook of Rural Aging

Handbook of Rural Aging
Author: Lenard W. Kaye
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2021-03-25
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781000334364

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The Handbook of Rural Aging goes beyond the perspective of a narrow range of health professions, disciplines, and community services that serve older adults in rural America to encompass the full range of perspectives and issues impacting the communities in which rural older adults live. Touching on such topics as work and voluntarism, technology, transportation, housing, the environment, social participation, and the delivery of health and community services, this reference work addresses the full breadth and scope of factors impacting the lives of rural elders with contributions from recognized scholars, administrators, and researchers. This Handbook buttresses a widespread movement to garner more attention for rural America in policy matters and decisions, while also elevating awareness of the critical circumstances facing rural elders and those who serve them. Merging demographic, economic, social, cultural, health, environmental, and political perspectives, it will be an essential reference source for library professionals, researchers, educators, students, program and community administrators, and practitioners with a combined interest in rural issues and aging.