Cultural Perspectives on Aging

Cultural Perspectives on Aging

Author: Andrea Hülsen-Esch

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110683110

Category: History

Page: 177

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Current demographic developments and change due to long life expectancies, low birth rates, changing family structures, and economic and political crises causing migration and flight are having a significant impact on intergenerational relationships, the social welfare system, the job market and what elderly people (can) expect from their retirement and environment. The socio-political relevance of the categories of ‘age’ and ‘ageing’ have been increasing and gaining much attention within different scholarly fields. However, none of the efforts to identify age-related diseases or the processes of ageing in order to develop suitable strategies for prevention and therapy have had any effect on the fact that attitudes against the elderly are based on patterns that are determined by parameters that or not biological or sociological: age(ing) is also a cultural fact. This book reveals the importance of cultural factors in order to build a framework for analyzing and understanding cultural constructions of ageing, bringing together scholarly discourses from the arts and humanities as well as social, medical and psychological fields of study. The contributions pave the way for new strategies of caring for elderly people.

Congressional Record

Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044116493958

Category: Law

Page: 1326

View: 997

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Identifying, Measuring, and Valuing Knowledge-Based Intangible Assets: New Perspectives

Identifying, Measuring, and Valuing Knowledge-Based Intangible Assets: New Perspectives

Author: Vallejo-Alonso, Belen

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781609600563

Category: Social Science

Page: 438

View: 117

"The main scope of the book is to highlight the importance of intangible resources in business management, evidenced in their measurement and financial valuation, and the need for a strategic analysis that enables them to be identified and then assessed"--Provided by publisher.

American Corporate Economy

American Corporate Economy

Author: William Lazonick

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415186129

Category: Corporations

Page: 448

View: 247

The readings collected in these four volumes examine the evolution, operation, and performance of the American corporate enterprise, and the American corporate economy more generally. Divided into seven sections, many of the readings provide broad overviews of the evolution of the US corporate enterprise, while others contribute to debates on its role in the evolution of American economy and society. The material is arranged thematically to help the reader navigate the field. There is also a new introduction and a thorough index, making this set an invaluable resource for both academics and practitioners in the field.