Cultures of Care in Aging, Paperback Book

Cultures of Care in Aging Paperback

Edited by Thomas Boll, Dieter Ferring, Jaan Valsiner

Part of the Advances in Cultural Psychology series

Description

This book is about caring for elderly persons in the 21th century.

It shows that care has many facets and is influenced by many factors.

Central topics of this book thus include the relation between the person depending on care and the care giver(s), the impacts of caregiving on the family and the larger social context, as well as socio-cultural and political aspects underlying the growing need for and the practice of formal and informal care.

It is evident that care as a real-life phenomenon of our time needs the co-operation ofmultiple disciplines to better understand, describe, explain and modify phenomena of elder care.

Such a need for crossdisciplinary research is even more urgent given the increasing population aging and the impending gaps between demand and supply of care.

The present book is dedicated to this approach and provides a first substantive integration of knowledge from geropsychology, other gerosciences, and cultural psychologies by a multi-disciplinary cast of internationally renowned authors.

Cultural psychology emerged as a valuable partner of the gerosciences by contributing essentially to a deeper understanding of the relevant issues.

Reading of this book provides the reader-researcher or practitioner-with new insights of where the problems of advancing age take our caring tasks in our 21st century societies and it opens many new directions for further work in the field.

Finally and above all, this book is also a strong plea for solidarity between generations in family and society in a rapidly changing globalized world.

Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 440 pages
  • Publisher: Information Age Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Care of the elderly
  • ISBN: 9781641131377

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