Even with baby boomers retiring and greater media and research attention being lavished on older people, most gerontologists have studiously avoided examining romance among the elderly. Love Stories of Later Life is an appealing and eye-opening remedy to this neglect, as leading gerontologist Amanda Smith Barusch presents original research into what love and romance mean in seniors' lives. The result is a glimpse into a world many people didn't know existed - that of romantic love in later life.
Unlike superficial guidebooks that purport to help seniors find a new mate, Love Stories of Later Life integrates theory and the latest research on love and the aging process. Drawing on a wealth of personal narratives collected during a landmark five-year study, the book presents the lived experiences of older adults from all walks of life. It addresses the impact of common age-related changes, both emotional and physical, on romantic relationships, and argues that love continues to sculpt our personalities and our lives, even in life's later decades. Each chapter includes practical tools for the serious student of love, including exercises designed to increase self-awareness and relationship-building as well as annotated lists of suggested reading that are at once comprehensive and accessible.
Barusch's fresh perspective, engaging voice, and in-depth qualitative research make Love Stories of Later Life an important contribution to the study of individual lives and the aging process. This book will guide gerontologists, social workers, and counselors as they in turn help their older clients navigate love's challenges.
Visit the author's website: Amanda Barusch
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Amanda Smith Barusch, PhD, has been teaching and researching in the field of aging for over 25 years. Most of those were spent on the faculty of the College of Social Work at the University of Utah. She now serves as Professor and Head of Department of Social Work and Community Development at the University of Otago in New Zealand. She has received numerous academic awards, prizes and fellowships, and her work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Administration on Aging, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
"In Love in Later Life, Amanda Barusch takes the reader on a tour of late life's romantic possibilities - from infatuation to loss, with stops along the way at ecstasy, betrayal, and other complications. Part romance novel, part scholarly work, the book explores love through the ages. In late life, as when we are younger, love changes everything."--Andrew Scharlach, Associate Dean and Kleiner Professor of Aging, School of Social Welfare, University of California-Berkeley
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0195314042
Book Description Oxford Univ Pr, 2008. Gebundene Ausgabe. Book Condition: Neu. 224 Seiten Text englisch - Topzustand, neu und ungelesen - new, mint - Jeder Lieferung liegt eine ordentliche Rechnung mit ausgewiesener MwSt. bei Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 510. Bookseller Inventory # 59705
Book Description Oxford University Press, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110195314042
Book Description Oxford Univ Pr, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. annotated edition. 240 pages. 8.00x7.00x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0195314042
Book Description Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0195314042 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0976832