Researching Social Gerontology
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Researching Social Gerontology

Four-Volume Set



© 2013 | 1 816 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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Through a careful selection of key articles published over the past few decades, this major work addresses how social gerontologists research ageing. Social gerontology draws upon a wide base of disciplines such as sociology, geography, anthropology, psychology and more. The complexity of ageing from a social gerontology perspective demands a broad range of methodological approaches. Thus, the overarching theme of this collection is methodological-exemplifying the different ways of conducting investigations about the most important issues in ageing studies.

Under the expert guidance of a team of respected editors, this four-volume set brings together key contributions to the social scientific study of the ageing process and the places, relationships, and institutions that shape that process. Broken down into thematic chapters, it offers works that take on the most significant challenges of research about ageing.

Volume 1: Ageing and Places

Volume 2: Social Relationships and Ageing

Volume 3: Social Institutions, the Life Course, and Ageing

Volume 4: Cross-cutting Epistemological Issues

VOLUME ONE: AGEING AND PLACES
PART ONE: HOME AND HOUSING
Robert Rubinstein
The Home Environment of Older People
A Description of the Psychosocial Processes Linking Person to Place  
Anne Martin-Matthews
Situating 'Home' at the Nexus of the Public and Private Spheres
Ageing, Gender and Home Support Work in Canada  
Isabel Dyck et al
The Home as a Site for Long-Term Care
Meanings and Management of Bodies and Spaces  
Frank Oswald et al
Relationships between Housing and Health Aging in Very Old Age
Maureen Crane and Anthony Warnes
The Outcomes of Re-Housing Older Homeless People
A Longitudinal Study  
PART TWO: NEIGHBORHOODS
Graham Rowles
The Surveillance Zone as Meaningful Space for the Aged
Li Yao and Stephanie Robert
The Contributions of Race, Individual Socioeconomic Status and Neighborhood Socioeconomic Context on the Self-Rated Health Trajectories and Mortality of Older Adults
Kathleen Cagney et al
Neighborhood-Level Cohesion and Disorder
Measurement and Validation in Two Older Adult Urban Populations  
Scott Brown et al
The Relationship of Built Environment to Perceived Social Support and Psychological Distress in Hispanic Elders
The Role of 'Eyes on the Street'  
Paula Gardner
Natural Neighborhood Networks
Important Social Networks in the Lives of Older Adults Aging in Place  
PART THREE: COMMUNITIES
Malcolm Cutchin, Steven Owen and Pei-Fen Chang
Becoming 'at Home' in Assisted-Living Residences
Exploring Place Integration Processes  
Mary Ball et al
Managing Decline in Assisted Living
The Key to Aging in Place  
Mary Byrnes
A City within a City
A 'Snapshot' of Aging in a HUD 202 in Detroit, Michigan  
Kevin McHugh and Elizabeth Larson-Keagy
These White Walls
The Dialectic of Retirement Communities  
Janet Seeley et al
'This Is Where We Buried Our Sons'
People of Advanced Old Age Coping with the Impact of the AIDS Epidemic in a Resource-Poor Setting in Rural Uganda  
PART FOUR : MIGRATION
Charles Longino et al
Predictors of Non-Local Moves among Older Adults
A Prospective Study  
John Knodel et al
How Left behind Are Rural Parents of Migrant Children? Evidence from Thailand
Song-lee Hong and Li-Mei Chen
Contribution of Residential Relocation and Lifestyle to the Structure of Health Trajectories
Joseph Sabia
There's No Place Like Home
A Hazard Model Analysis of Aging in Place among Older Home Owners in the PSID  
VOLUME TWO: SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS AND AGEING
PART ONE: FAMILY AND FICTIVE KIN
Katharina Herlofson and Gunhild Hagestad
Challenges in Moving from Macro to Micro
Population and Family Structures in Ageing Societies  
Steven Ruggles
Intergenerational Co-Residence and Family Transitions in the United States, 1850-1880
Vern Bengston
Beyond the Nuclear Family
The Increasing Importance of Multigenerational Bonds  
Candace Kemp
Grandparent-Grandchild Ties
Reflections on Continuity and Change across Three Generations  
Katherine Allen, Rosemary Bleiszner and Karen Roberto
Perspectives on Extended Family and Fictive Kin in the Later Years
Strategies and Meanings of Kin Re-Interpretation  
PART TWO: FRIENDSHIP
Diane Felmlee and Anna Muraco
Gender and Friendship Norms among Older Adults
Kate de Medeiros et al
Friendships among People with Dementia in Long-Term Care
PART THREE: CARE AND CAREGIVING RELATIONSHIPS
Jaber Gubrium
Family Responsibility and Caregiving in the Qualitative Analysis of the Alzheimer's Disease Experience
Feinian Chen and Guangya Liu
The Health Implications of Grandparents Caring for Grandchildren in China
Man Guo and Iris Chi
Does Providing Tangible Support to Children Enhance Life Satisfaction of Older Chinese Women? The Role of Perceived Filial Piety of Children
Ishan Williams
Emotional Health of Black and White Dementia Caregivers
A Contextual Examination  
Chantal Munthree and Pranitha Maharaj
Growing Old in the Era of a High Prevalence of HIV/AIDS
The Impact of AIDS on the Older Men and Women in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa  
Mercedes Berg-Klug
A Framework for Categorizing Social Interactions Related to End-of-Life Care in Nursing Homes
PART FOUR: SOCIAL ROLES, NETWORKS AND RESOURCES
Philippa Clarke et al
The Social Structuring of Mental Health over the Adult Life Course
Advancing Theory in the Sociology of Aging  
Katherine Fiori, Toni Antonucci and Hiroko Akiyama
Profiles of Social Relations among Older Adults
A Cross-Cultural Approach  
Sara Arber
Gender, Marital Status and Ageing
Linking Material, Health and Social Resources  
Neal Krause, Jason Newsom and Karen Rook
Financial Strain, Negative Social Interaction and Self-Related Health
Evidence from Two United States Nationwide Longitudinal Surveys  
PART FIVE: SOCIAL CONTACT AND ENGAGEMENT
Benjamin Cornwell
Age Trends in Daily Social Contact Patterns
Keming Yang and Christina Victor
Age and Loneliness in 25 European Nations
Bo Xie
Civic Engagement among Older Chinese Internet Users
Bill Bytheway
Writing about Age, Birthdays and the Passage of Time
VOLUME THREE: SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS, THE LIFE COURSE AND AGEING
PART ONE: THE STATE AND SOCIAL POLICY
Angela O'Rand
The Devolution of Risk and the Changing Life Course in the United States
Klaus Haberkern and Marc Szydlik
State Care Provision, Societal Opinion and Children's Care of Older Parents in 11 European Countries
Marco Albertini, Martin Kohli and Claudia Vogel
Inter-Generational Transfers of Time and Money in European Families
Common Patterns - Different Regimes?  
Edwin Amenta, Neal Caren and Sheera Joy Olasky
Political Mediation and the Impact of the Pension Movement on U.S. Old-Age Policy
PART TWO: WORK AND THE LIFE COURSE
Victor Marshall
Reasoning with Case Studies
Issues of an Aging Workforce  
Julie Ann McMullin, Tammy Duerden Comeau and Emily Jovic
Generational Affinities and Discourses of Difference
A Case Study of Highly Skilled Information Technology Workers  
Jill Quadagno, Melissa Hardy and Lawrence Hazelrigg
Labour Market Transitions and the Erosion of the Fordist Lifecycle
Discarding Older Workers in the Automobile Manufacturing and Banking Industries in the United States  
Vincent Rosigno et al
Age Discrimination, Social Closure and Employment
Julia Simonson, Laura Romeu Gordo and Nadiya Titova
Changing Employment Patterns of Women in Germany
How Do Baby Boomers Differ from Other Cohorts? A Comparison Using Sequence Analysis  
PART THREE: RETIREMENT, INCOME AND INEQUALITY
Toni Calasanti
Incorporating Diversity
Meaning, Levels of Research and Implications for Theory  
Simone Scherger, James Nazroo and Paul Higgs
Leisure Activities and Retirement
Do Structures of Inequality Change in Old Age?  
Brian Gran
Shifts in Public-Private Provision of Retirement Income
A Four-Country Comparison  
Gabriela Topa et al
Retirement and Wealth Relationships
Meta-Analysis and SEM  
PART FOUR: HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTIONS
Cristina Flores, Alan Bostrom and Robert Newcomer
Inspection Visits in Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly
The Effects of a Policy Change in California  
Katherine Froggatt
The 'Regulated Death'
A Documentary Analysis of the Regulation and Inspection of Dying and Death in English Care Homes for Older People  
Linda Pickard
Substitution between Formal and Informal Care
A 'Natural Experiment' in Social Policy in Britain between 1985 and 2000  
Catherine Ward-Griffin and Victor Marshall
Reconceptualizing the Relationship between 'Public' and 'Private' Elder Care
Adam Shapiro, Chung-Ping Loh and Glenn Mitchell II
Medicaid Cost-Savings of Home and Community-Based Service Programs for Older Persons in Florida
PART FIVE: OTHER SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS
John Vincent
Aging Contested
Anti-Ageing Science and the Cultural Construction of Old Age  
Yi Zeng, Danan Gu and Linda George
Association of Religious Participation with Mortality among Chinese Old Adults
VOLUME FOUR: CROSS-CUTTING EPOSITEMOLOGICAL ISSUES
PART ONE: CONCEPTUAL BASES OF INQUIRY
Clemens Tesch-Roemer and Hans-Joachim von Kondratowitz
Comparative Ageing Research
A Flourishing Field in Need of Theoretical Cultivation  
Leonard Pearlin and Marilyn McKean Skaff
Stress and the Life Course
A Paradigmatic Alliance  
Kenneth Ferraro and Tetyana Shippee
Aging and Cumulative Inequality
How Does Inequality Get under the Skin?  
Maria-Eugenia et al
Identifying Connections between the Subjective Experience of Health and Quality of Life in Old Age
Graham Rowles
Place in Occupational Science
A Life-Course Perspective on the Role of Environmental Context in the Quest for Meaning  
Janet Giele
Life Stories to Understand Diversity
Variations by Class, Race and Gender  
PART TWO: DESIGN AND MEASUREMENT
John Gallacher and Scott Hofer
Generating Large-Scale Longitudinal Data Resources for Aging Research
Stephen Smith et al
Instrument Development, Study Design Implementation and Survey Conduct for the National Social Life, Health and Aging Project
Barry Radler and Carol Ryff
Who Participates? Accounting for Longitudinal Retention in the MIDUS National Study of Health and Well-Being
George Ploubidis and Emily Grundy
Later-Life Mental Health in Europe
A Country-Level Comparison  
Meryl Brod et al
Conceptualization and Measurement of Quality of Life in Dementia
The Dementia Quality of Life Instrument (DQoL)  
Denise Tyler et al
How Valid Are the Responses to Nursing Home Survey Questions? Some Issues and Concerns
PART THREE: CROSS-CULTURAL RESEARCH
Iris Chi
Cross-Cultural Gerontology Research Methods
Challenges and Solutions  
Anna Nápoles and Letha Chadiha
Advancing the Science of Recruitment and Retention of Ethnically Diverse Populations
Berit Ingersoll-Dayton
The Development of Culturally Sensitive Measures for Research on Ageing
PART FOUR: PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH AND ETHICS
Robin Shura, Rebecca Siders and Dale Dannefer
Culture Change in Long-Term Care
Participatory Action Research and the Role of the Resident  
Martha Doyle and Virpi Timonen
Lessons from a Community-Based Participatory Research Project
Older People's and Researchers' Reflections  
Sabine Pleschberger et al
Interviews on End-of-Life Care with Older People
Reflections on Six European Studies  
Phillip Clark
Understanding Aging and Disability Perspectives on Home Care
Uncovering Facts and Values in Public-Policy Narratives and Discourse  

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