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Ageing and Gerontology - All titles
From generalisation to evidence
This original book analyses the links between development, population ageing and the experiences of older people, especially in developing countries where more than 80% of the increase in people aged over 60 will take place over the coming decades.
A New Approach to Care
Challenging the ethics of care as a tradeable commodity, this book introduces the concept of ailment as a framework for understanding social care. Providing examples from Britain and Finland, it demonstrates how ailment shapes all societies, and by addressing the marketisation of care, the authors bring to light increasing inequalities in care.
This reader brings together for the first time a collection of Peter Townsend's most distinctive work, allowing readers to review the changes that have taken place over the past six decades, and reflect on issues that have returned to the fore today.
Pushing forward new sociological theory, this book explores the theoretical and practical issues raised by ageing, and the associated problems of mental and physical frailty in later life.
This book provides a much-needed introductory guide to the issues surrounding pension policy and offers a critique of some of the dominant ideas and assumptions. Noting the intense debate that currently surrounds the subject, the book explores a wider view of the continuing issues about pension policy.
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From Exclusion to Involvement
This book examines for the first time the exclusionary nature of prevailing political ideologies. Bringing together theory, practice and the relationship between participation, political ideology and social welfare, it offers a detailed critique of how the crucial move to more participatory approaches may be achieved.
This unique book represents the first multi-disciplinary examination of ageing, from basic cell biology to social participation in later life, drawing on the pioneering New Dynamics of Ageing Programme, the UK’s largest research programme in ageing.
A comprehensive multi-disciplinary overview of the very latest research on ageing, concentrating on four major themes: autonomy and independence in later life, biology and ageing, food and nutrition and representation of old age.
A comprehensive multi-disciplinary overview of the very latest research on ageing, concentrating on three major themes: active ageing, design for ageing well and the relationship between ageing and socio-economic development.
How Society Needs to Change
Debunking the myth of the ageing time bomb, this timely book from the authors of Retiring with Attitude challenges our assumptions and stereotypes and demonstrates that we are capable of living better together longer in this new, older world.
Taking a Life Course Approach
Drawing together material from a number of different fields the book analyses the meaning and determinants of mental health amongst older populations and offers a critical review of the lifecourse, ageing and mental health debate.
Learning from older people
This book provides an engaging analysis of how older people manage the ageing experience and gives the reader an insight into what this means for policy and practice.