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The Myth of Generational Conflict : The Family and State in Ageing
by Sara Arber (Editor), Claudine Attias-Donfut (Editor)
This collection brings together a range of leading researchers and
theorists from across Europe to advance a sociological understanding
of generational relations, in terms of the state and the family and
how they are interlinked. Authors examine how changes, such as cuts
in welfare provision, migration, urbanization and individualisation
influence intergenerational relations.
Aging and Human Motivation (Plenum Series in Adult Development and
by Ernest Furchtgott, Mary Wilkes Furchtgott
This book covers age-associated changes in human motivation. Starting
with age decrements in energetic or biological functions, it progresses
to an analysis of the psychological and sociological factors that
affect the behavioral choices of healthy older people. The author
emphasizes the contextual nature of human motives to examine a variety
of behaviors, ranging from the traditional to the more complex.
Inclusive Housing in an Ageing Society: Innovative Approaches
by Sheila M. Peace (Editor), Caroline
Holland (Editor), School of Health and Social Welfare, Open University
The housing problems of older people in our society are highly topical
because of the growing number of retired people in the population
and, especially, the yet-to-come increasing number of 'very old' people.
Government policies on the care of older people have been forthcoming
from Whitehall, but the issue of housing is just beginning to be seriously
This book represents a first attempt at bringing together people from
the worlds of architecture, social science and housing studies to
look at the future of living environments for an ageing society. Projecting
thinking into the future, it asks critical questions and attempts
to provide some of the answers. It uniquely moves beyond the issues
of accommodation and care to look at the wider picture of how housing
can reflect the social inclusion of people as they age.
Inclusive housing in an ageing society will appeal to a wide audience
- housing, health and social care workers including: housing officers,
architects, planners and designers, community regeneration workers,
care managers, social workers and social care assistants, registered
managers and housing providers, health improvement staff and, of course,
current and future generations of older people.
Impact of Technology on Successful Aging (Springer Series on the Societal
Impact on Aging)
by Neil Charness (Editor), K. Warner Schaie (Editor)
This volume provides a detailed examination of changes in technology
that impact individuals as they age with an emphasis upon cultural
contexts and person-environment fit from human factors, psychological,
and sociological perspectives.The editors take into consideration
the role of macro-influences in shaping technological changes in industrialized
societies that effect successful aging in terms of quality of life.
Topics discussed include: human factors and aging; the impact of the
internet; and assistive technology. As a special feature, each chapter
is followed by two commentaries from experts in the same and neighboring
Communication, Technology and Aging: Opportunities and Challenges
for the Future
by Neil Charness (Editor), Denise C. Parks (Editor), Bernhard A. Sabel
Based on the May 1999 Ann Arbor conference sponsored by the German-American
Academic Council (GAAC) Foundation and organized by the University
of Michigan, the National Institute on Aging, and the Fraunhofer Institute
of Biotechnology. Provides an overview of basic issues in aging and
communication, changes in cognition, and human factors design, training,
Technologies for Successful Aging: Proceedings of a Forum Sponsored
by White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
by Mindy L. Aisen (Editor)
Communication Technologies For The Elderly: Vision, Hearing & Speech
by Rosemary Lubinski (Editor), D. Jeffery
As the population ages-the elderly presently comprise 13% of the U.S.
population, a number which is expected to grow to 22% in the next
50 years-so does the need for technology to make up for the degeneration
and loss of the faculties of hearing, speech, and vision. Fortunately,
there have been great strides in such technologies. this volume, with
contributions from experts in various fields, addresses the complex
needs of the elderly and what aids are available to improve their
quality of life.As the population ages-the elderly presently comprise
13% of the U.S. population, a number which is expected to grow to
22% in the next 50 years-so does the need for technology to make up
for the degeneration and loss of the faculties of hearing, speech,
and vision. Fortunately, there have been great strides in such technologies.
this volume, with contributions from experts in various fields, addresses
the complex needs of the elderly and what aids are available to improve
their quality of life.
Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age
by Bill McKibben
We are on the verge of crossing a line - from born to made, from created
to built. Sometime in the next few years, a scientist will reprogram
a human egg or sperm cell, spawning a genetic change that will be
passed down into eternity. We are sleepwalking toward the future,
and it's time to open our eyes.
Nearly fifteen years ago, in The End of Nature, Bill McKibben
demonstrated that humanity had begun to irrevocably alter -- and endanger
- our environment on a global scale. Now he turns his eye to a new
and equally urgent issue: the dangers inherent in an array of technologies
that threaten not just our survival, but our identity.
Imagine a future where lab workers can reprogram human embryos to
make our children "smarter" or "more sociable" or "happier." Some
researchers are doing more than imagining this future; having worked
such changes on a wide range of other animals, they've begun to plan
for what they see as the inevitable transformation of our species.
They are joined by other engineers, working in fields like advanced
robotics and nanotechnology, who foresee a not-very-distant day when
people merge with machines to create a "posthuman" world.
Enough examines such possibilities, and explains how we can
avoid their worst consequences while still enjoying the fruits of
our new scientific understandings. More, it confronts the most basic
questions that our technological society faces: Will we ever decide
that we've grown powerful enough? Can we draw a line and say this
far and no further?
McKibben answers yes, and argues that only by staying human can we
find true meaning in our lives. A warning against the gravest dangers
humans have ever faced, this wise and eloquent book is also a passionate
defense of the world we were born into, and a celebration of our ability
to say, "Enough."
Mature Audiences: Television in the Lives of Elders (Communications,
Media and Cultures Series)
by Karen E. Riggs
In Mature Audiences, Karen Riggs challenges traditional ideas about
older viewers as passive, vulnerable audiences for television. She
tells the stories of seventy elder Americans who have worked television
into their lives in specific and practical ways. In particular, Riggs
studies older women fans of Murder, She Wrote, the impact of news
and public affairs programming in an affluent retirement community,
the efforts of several older African Americans to produce and telecast
their own public-access shows, and the role of television in the daily
lives of minority elders, including gays, American Indians, and immigrants
from Russia and Laos. Although television's own images of the elderly
are nearly nonexistent or frequently negative, this collection of
interviews provides a portrait of viewers who are often deliberate,
thoughtful, and seasoned in their responses to questions about the
role of television in their daily lives.
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