Aging And Society: Canadian Perspectives by Mark NovakAging And Society: Canadian Perspectives by Mark Novak

Aging And Society: Canadian Perspectives

byMark Novak, Lori Campbell, HERBERT C NORTHCOTT

Paperback | October 17, 2013

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As the 21st century unfolds, the study of aging will increase in importance. Canada's population will have more older people than ever before. These people will make new demands on Canada's healthcare, retirement income, and housing resources. They will also bring new interests, skills, and approaches to later life. People young and old will need to understand the realities of aging in this new era. This text presents a full picture of aging-problems and all. But it also emphasizes the opportunities and advantages of later life to illustrate its underlying theme: successful aging. This theme makes more sense today than ever before. Longer life and more years of activity and good health have changed the landscape of old age. With the new, seventh edition of this text, a number of new pedagogical features have been included to engage students and provide a deeper understanding of how the topic relates to their lives and society as a whole.
Dr. Mark Novak received his bachelor's degree in sociology from Rutgers University in New Jersey and his Ph.D. degree in Sociology from York University in Toronto. He specializes in the study of adult development, adult education, and aging. Dr. Novak taught and conducted research at the University of Winnipeg and the University of Man...
Title:Aging And Society: Canadian PerspectivesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 10 × 7.94 × 0.63 inPublished:October 17, 2013Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176562265

ISBN - 13:9780176562267

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Visually better than the 6th edition I found that the textbook was easy to understand, since, there were multiple graphics and the layout of the textbook is better than the previous edition of the book. However, the content of the textbook is very similar, if not almost identical, to the content of the previous edition. I would suggest, that if you don't care about having a book with more visuals, then maybe just getting the previous edition. In addition, the book isn't too large, so even if you are not a student, the book may be an easy enough read for the average person who's interested in the general treads and issues revolving around older adults in Canada. Overall, the book serves its purpose: the book gave a general understanding of gerontological issues in Canada. In comparison to the previous edition, the 7th edition accommodates visual learners better and makes learning about the material easier (e.g. addition of tables, graphs, photographs and other visuals).
Date published: 2017-09-22

Table of Contents

Part One: Gerontology TodayChapter 1: Aging Today Chapter 2: Theories and Methods Part Two: Social Change Chapter 3: Aging in Canada and the World Today Chapter 4: Aging and Ethnicity Part Three: Maturational ChangeChapter 5: Personal Health and IllnessChapter 6: The Psychology and Social Psychology of Aging Part Four: Institutional Change Chapter 7: Healthcare Chapter 8: Finances and Economics Chapter 9: Retirement and Work Chapter 10: Leisure, Recreation, and ServiceChapter 11: Housing and Transportation Part Five: The Experience of AgingChapter 12: Family LifeChapter 13: Social Support Chapter 14: Death, Dying, and Bereavement