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Alter(n) und Gesellschaft

Gender, Health and Ageing

European Perspectives on Life Course, Health Issues and Social Challenges

Editors: Backes, Gertrud M., Lasch, Vera, Reimann, Katja (Eds.)

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About this book

The different research fields – gerontology, gender and health – have generated different views, knowledge and foci on ageing, health and gender. It is now necessary to integrate these aspects into research, policy and practice.
The objective of this book is to provide an overview of gender, health and ageing. Important theoretical concepts, such as life course and "Lebenslagen" in old age, or differences in men's health, are introduced. It is increasingly important to build a European basis of knowledge, to conduct discussions on European research findings, and to develop European research frameworks. In this volume, central theoretical debates on gender impacts on life course and old-age health, and vital issues of health research in the context of gender and old age are introduced. Specific aspects, such as the impact of gender and age on cardiovascular health, elder abuse and mental health, or care between gender relations, gender roles and gender constructs, are pointed out. Special attention is given to the impact of social, political and economic change in different New EU Member States, like Hungary, Poland and Slovenia.



About the authors

Gertrud M. Backes, Professor for Ageing and Society at Vechta University, Centre for Research on Ageing and Society, Director.
Vera Lasch, Ph.D., Social Gerontology, at the Department of Social Studies, University of Kassel.
Katja Reimann, Diploma of Social Pedagogic, Social Gerontology, at the Department of Social Studies, University of Kassel.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Gender, Health, and Ageing: An Introduction

    Lasch, Vera (et al.)

    Pages 11-26

  • Gendered Life Course and Ageing — Implications on „Lebenslagen“ of Ageing Women and Men

    Backes, Gertrud M. (et al.)

    Pages 29-56

  • Men in Later Life: Perspectives on Gender, Health, and Embodiment

    Reimann, Katja (et al.)

    Pages 57-70

  • Mapping Existing Research and Identifying Knowledge Gaps Concerning the Situation of Older Women in Europe (MERI). From the Swedish National Report

    Lindencrona, Birgitta (et al.)

    Pages 71-101

  • The Impact of Gender and Age on Cardiovascular Health in Germany

    Kendel, Friederike (et al.)

    Pages 105-124

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
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Softcover $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-531-14980-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender, Health and Ageing
Book Subtitle
European Perspectives on Life Course, Health Issues and Social Challenges
Editors
  • Gertrud M. Backes
  • Vera Lasch
  • Katja Reimann
Series Title
Alter(n) und Gesellschaft
Series Volume
13
Copyright
2006
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-531-90355-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-531-90355-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-531-14980-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 316
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