Summary Book Review Ageing, Ritual and Social Change by Daniela Koleva:
Download or read book Ageing, Ritual and Social Change written by Daniela Koleva and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-01 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Author :Malcolm Johnson Publisher :Cambridge University Press Release Date :2016-11-24 ISBN 10 :9781107092570 Pages :329 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.9/5 (257 users download)
Summary Book Review Spiritual Dimensions of Ageing by Malcolm Johnson:
Download or read book Spiritual Dimensions of Ageing written by Malcolm Johnson and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2016-11-24 with total page 329 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Well-known authors in the field of ageing and spirituality present their considered contributions to current understandings in this fast-changing field.
Summary Book Review Aging and Development by Peter G. Coleman:
Download or read book Aging and Development written by Peter G. Coleman and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2017-02-03 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The psychology of aging usually focuses upon cognitive changes, with a particular focus on dementia and other forms of cognitive decline. But getting older is about more than simply changes to the brain and related health issues. Changes to our social and emotional lives are also hugely significant as we adapt across our lifespan. The second edition of Aging and Development is the only textbook available that responds to the growing interest in social, personal and emotional development in older age. Ideally suited to complement texts on cognitive change, the book provides a holistic developmental perspective on aging. It highlights a range of issues, including the development of personal meaning and spirituality, improvements in emotional control, uses of reminiscence and life review, the importance of healthy attitudes to aging, as well as the maintenance of close personal relationships. It does not avoid the difficult issues of late life decline, but illustrates how even in circumstances of physical and mental frailty a positive sense of self can be created and enhanced. Fully updated to provide the most cutting-edge overview on this burgeoning topic of interest, Aging and Development includes a glossary and list of useful websites both on the study of gerontology and the psychology of aging. It will be essential reading for all students of developmental psychology, as well as anyone either training to work or already working with older people.
Summary Book Review Ageing, Ritual and Social Change by Peter Coleman:
Download or read book Ageing, Ritual and Social Change written by Peter Coleman and published by Ashgate Publishing. This book was released on 2013 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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. 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 and an invaluable resource for all those exploring issues of ageing.
Summary Book Review New Dimensions in Spirituality, Religion, and Aging by Vern L Bengtson:
Download or read book New Dimensions in Spirituality, Religion, and Aging written by Vern L Bengtson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-08-29 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New Dimensions in Spirituality, Religion, and Aging expands the traditional focus of religiosity to include and evaluate recent research and discoveries on the role of secular spirituality in the aging process. Contributors examine the ways conventional religion and other forms of spirituality affect human development, health and longevity, and they demonstrate how myth-creation enables humans to make meaning in their lives. Taken together, the book points to further research to enhance current knowledge, approaches to care, and social policies.
Summary Book Review Handbook of Theories of Aging by Dr. Vern L. Bengtson, PhD:
Download or read book Handbook of Theories of Aging written by Dr. Vern L. Bengtson, PhD and published by Springer Publishing Company. This book was released on 2016-05-28 with total page 752 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This state-of-the-art handbook will keep researchers and practitioners in gerontology abreast of the newest theories and models of aging. With virtually all new contributors and content, this edition contains 35 chapters by the most highly respected luminaries in the field. It addresses theories and concepts built on cumulative knowledge in four disciplinary areas- biology, psychology, social sciences, and policy and practice- as well as landmark advances in trans-disciplinary science. With its explicit focus on theory, the handbook is unique in providing essential knowledge about primary explanations for aging, spanning from cells to societies. The chapters in the third edition place a strong emphasis on the future of theory development, assessing the current state of theories and providing a roadmap for how theory can shape research, and vice versa, in years to come. Many chapters also address connections between theories and policy or practice. Each set of authors has been asked to consider how theories in their area address matters of diversity and inequalities in aging, and how theories might be revised or tested with these matters in mind. The third edition also contains a new section, "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants," which includes personal essays by senior gerontologists who share their perspectives on the history of ideas in their fields, and on their experiences with the process and prospects of developing good theory. Hallmarks of the Third Edition: Highlights important gains in trans-disciplinary theories of aging Emphasizes the future of theory development Provides insights on theory development from living legends in gerontology Examines what human diversity and inequality mean for aging theories Emphasizes interconnections between theory, research, intervention, and policy Underscores international issues with greater representation of international authors Includes section introductions by the editors and associate editors that summarize theoretical developments Key Features: Highlights variability and diversity in aging processes, from the cellular level of biological aging to the societal level of public policy Provides insights on theory development from living legends in gerontology Offers intergenerational, interdisciplinary, and international perspectives Disseminates a forward-thinking, future-oriented focus in theory development
Summary Book Review Art, Religion and Resistance in (Post-)Communist Romania by Maria Alina Asavei:
Download or read book Art, Religion and Resistance in (Post-)Communist Romania written by Maria Alina Asavei and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-10-22 with total page 309 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book illuminates the interconnections between politics and religion through the lens of artistic production, exploring how art inspired by religion functioned as a form of resistance, directed against both Romanian national communism (1960-1989) and, latterly, consumerist society and its global market. It investigates the critical, tactical and subversive employments of religious motifs and themes in contemporary art pieces that confront the religious ‘affair’ in post-communist Romania. In doing so, it addresses a key gap in previous scholarship, which has paid little attention to the relationship between religious art and political resistance in communist Central and South-East Europe.
Summary Book Review Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology by Julia Twigg:
Download or read book Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology written by Julia Twigg and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-06-12 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Later years are changing under the impact of demographic, social and cultural shifts. No longer confined to the sphere of social welfare, they are now studied within a wider cultural framework that encompasses new experiences and new modes of being. Drawing on influences from the arts and humanities, and deploying diverse methodologies – visual, literary, spatial – and theoretical perspectives Cultural Gerontology has brought new aspects of later life into view. This major new publication draws together these currents including: Theory and Methods; Embodiment; Identities and Social Relationships; Consumption and Leisure; and Time and Space. Based on specially commissioned chapters by leading international authors, the Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology will provide concise authoritative reviews of the key debates and themes shaping this exciting new field.
Summary Book Review Balkan Life Courses. Part 1 by Klaus Roth:
Download or read book Balkan Life Courses. Part 1 written by Klaus Roth and published by LIT Verlag Münster. This book was released on 2018-06-27 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The historical upheavals in Southeast Europe since the early 20th century brought about deep transformations of people's everyday lives and their life courses. The concept of ‘life course’ enables the understanding of human lives within their socio-cultural and political contexts, stressing agency and people’s everyday experience. Balkan contexts invite for analyses that bridge political and social changes and their influence on individual life courses. The papers discuss problems such as family life and parenthood, ages and ageing, life-cycle rituals and the artistic expressions devoted to them. The authors present manifestations of the social differentiation and cultural multiplicity under post-socialist or post-colonial conditions – from developing contemporary global life styles among the emerging urban middle class to the ghettoization of some social or age groups. This volume focusses on developing family cultures, on experiencing socialization and age, on ‘old’ and ‘new’ life cycle rituals and their artistic representations in contemporary Southeast Europe.
Summary Book Review Ritual and Rubbish in the Iron Age of Wessex by J. D. Hill:
Download or read book Ritual and Rubbish in the Iron Age of Wessex written by J. D. Hill and published by British Archaeological Reports Oxford Limited. This book was released on 1995 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author has been a familiar speaker at Theoretical Archaeology Group meetings in Britain for a number of years and his general approach must now be familiar to many people. His specific argument that pit deposits usually interpreted as `rubbish' are in fact structured in a meaningful way is sure to be of interest to all archaeologists involved with the investigation of middens or faunal `rubbish' deposits, though taphonomists may remain sceptical. The wider implications for the study of the Iron Age in Britain (especially his historiographical critique of past `culture-historical' approaches) are also stimulating.
Summary Book Review Ageing in Africa by Koen Stroeken:
Download or read book Ageing in Africa written by Koen Stroeken and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-10-24 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: African gerontology has expanded dramatically as a discipline with population ageing and its consequences for societies and for individual experiences of ageing becoming prominent issues all over the continent. This volume therefore brings together some of the most prolific and skilful researchers working on ageing in Africa today. The book is based on sociolinguistic and anthropological research conducted in different regions of Southern Africa, West and East Africa, and in different types of communities, rural, urban and nomadic. Hence the book is able to adopt a pan-African slant to issues about ageing. The data and their interpretation are characterized by the richness, typicity and authenticity of both narratives and ethnographical fieldwork. Because the authors aim to present insider views and experiences of ageing in Africa from these diverse contexts, the book is able to distil common and variable aspects of ageing in Africa. These permit a formulation of critical models of ageing which are sensitive to the elderly person’s experience and to the dynamics of the historical contexts in which are sensitive to the elderly person’s experience and to the dynamics of the historical contexts in which elderly persons have lived. Critical models of ageing appear to shed a new light on the social change that affects all of us today. (e.g. post-apartheid, post-colonialism). The volume includes an introduction to the study of ageing, which proposes a conceptual apparatus that is transdisciplinary and cross-cultural. It also includes a concluding chapter sketching future directions of research and policy. The volume is divided into three sections: (1) Narratives and the construction of elderliness; (2) Cross-cultural perspectives on ageing and seniority; and (3) Crises and strategies of elderhood. The contributions employ a number of methodological approaches, ranging from discursive and literary analyses, to anthropological studies. The chapters in
Summary Book Review The Psychology of Human Ageing by Dennis Basil Bromley:
Download or read book The Psychology of Human Ageing written by Dennis Basil Bromley and published by . This book was released on 1978 with total page 452 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Coping with Old Age in a Changing Africa by Nana A. Apt:
Download or read book Coping with Old Age in a Changing Africa written by Nana A. Apt and published by . This book was released on 1996 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This work highlights the issues of caring for those in old age as traditional caring systems break down in Africa. At the same time, it emphasizes that there is an absence of substantial policy thinking on the development of alternative or new caring systems on the social agenda.
Summary Book Review Grief, Mourning, and Death Ritual by Jennifer Lorna Hockey:
Download or read book Grief, Mourning, and Death Ritual written by Jennifer Lorna Hockey and published by Facing Death. This book was released on 2001 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It does this by combining substantial reviews with shorter illustrative examples of grief, mourning and death ritual as they are manifest in specific settings and with defined groups. These illustrative examples include personal and institutional responses to death at different points in the life cycle, and responses to different sorts of death - the death of children and death in disasters for example.
Summary Book Review Pastoral Care of the Elderly in Africa by Samuel Ayete-Nyampong:
Download or read book Pastoral Care of the Elderly in Africa written by Samuel Ayete-Nyampong and published by . This book was released on 2008 with total page 396 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Feasting and Social Complexity in Later Iron Age East Anglia by Sarah Ralph:
Download or read book Feasting and Social Complexity in Later Iron Age East Anglia written by Sarah Ralph and published by British Archaeological Reports Limited. This book was released on 2007 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study examines feasting and consumption as indicators of social complexity in the Later Iron Age, a time of rapid change in settlements, material culture and social and political organisation.