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Aging in Perspective and the Case of China: Issues and Approaches $145.00
Authors: Sheying Chen (Indiana University, New Albany, IN, USA), Jason L. Powell (Associate Dean of Faculty, Coventry University, UK) 
Book Description:
This book has two main parts, one that examines what the world has learned so far in dealing with aging and another which discusses how such a country as China has kept up with that learning. By combining general reviews with case studies in a comparative context, the book illustrates the "state of the art" via a multidisciplinary approach to understanding Western and non-Western experiences. The book is a must-have for students and researchers interested in social, behavioral, and humanistic inquiry as well as public policy analysis related to aging with some of the leading experts that helped to define or redefine the fields.

Table of Contents:
List of Contributors

Introduction: Aging in the 21st Century: The World and China
(Sheying Chen)

Part I: Perspectives on Aging in a Diverse World

Chapter 1. The Importance of Social Perspectives in Gerontology
(Jason L. Powell)

Chapter 2. The Humanistic Study of Aging Past and Present
(Thomas R. Cole and Ruth Elaine Ray)

Chapter 3. Aging, Economics, and Business
(Barbara R. McIntosh)

Chapter 4. The Politics of Aging: Implications for Chinaís New Elders
(Fernando Torres-Gil and Anne Soon Choi)

Chapter 5. Aging and Law: Using a Multidimensional Model to
Understand the Legal Response to Aging
(Israel Doron and Nina A. Kohn)

Chapter 6. Aging, Family, and the Welfare State
(Andrew Scharlach)

Chapter 7. Caregivers for Older Chinese Americans:
Facilitating Access to Caregiver Support Services
(Herb Shon and Margaret E. Adamek)

Chapter 8. Professional Services and Training:Meeting the Diverse Needs of Older People
(Ernest Chui)

Part II: Approaches to Aging in Changing China

Chapter 9. Old Age Security, Inequality, and Poverty
(Xiaomei Pei and Qin Xu)

Chapter 10. Aging and Housing in Urban China
(Bin Li and Sheying Chen)

Chapter 11. Elder Care in China
(Hying Jenny Zhan)

Chapter 12. Ageing in Hong Kong: Care Arrangements for the Aged
(Alfred C.M. Chan)

Chapter 13. Senescence, Aging, Life Span, Frailty, Disability and Disease in Chinese Populations: Trends and Prospects
(Douglas E. Crews and Guibin Li)

Chapter 14. The Psychological Well-Being of Older People
(Vivian W. Q. Lou and Shixun Gui)

Chapter 15. Conducting Aging Research in China
(Iris Chi and DU Peng)

Index

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      Social Perspectives of Aging (Series Editor: Jason L. Powell, Associate Dean of Faculty, Coventry University, UK)
   Binding: ebook
   Pub. Date: 2010 4th quarter
   Pages: 7 x 10
   ISBN: 978-1-61761-136-0
   Status: AV
  
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