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Ageing and the Lifecourse series

Series Editor: Judith Phillips, University of Stirling, UK.

"Integrates a sophisticated understanding of ageing with novel analyses of how the life course influences policy responses and theoretical understandings of ageing in contemporary societies." Professor Sara Arber, University of Surrey, UK

"This refreshing and exciting series provides cutting edge discussion of key contemporary issues for ageing societies. It provides an essential and valuable resource for students, academics, practitioners and policy makers." John Bond, Newcastle University, UK

This wide-ranging series provides readers with much-needed texts and critical perspectives on the latest research, theory, policy and practice developments.

Focusing on the social rather than the medical aspects of ageing, the series bridges the gaps in the literature as well as providing cutting-edge debate on new and traditional areas of ageing, all from a lifecourse perspective.

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Valuing older people

A humanist approach to ageing

How can we understand older people as real human beings, value their wisdom, and appreciate that their norms and purposes both matter in themselves and are affected by those of others? Using a life-course approach this book argues that the complexity and potential creativity of later life demand a humanistic vision of older people and ageing.

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Transitions and the Lifecourse

Challenging the Constructions of 'Growing Old'

This book offers a unique perspective on ideas about late life as expressed in social policy and socio-cultural constructs of age with lived experience.

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Rural ageing

A good place to grow old?

Edited by Norah C Keating

This important book addresses a growing international interest in 'age-friendly' communities, examining the conflicting stereotypes of rural communities as either idyllic and supportive or isolated and bereft of services.

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Population Ageing from a Lifecourse Perspective

Critical and International Approaches

This much-needed volume, part of the Ageing and the Lifecourse series, combines insights from different disciplines and real-life experiences to argue that the lifecourse perspective helps us understand causes and effects of population ageing.

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Managing the ageing experience

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.

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Health and Care in Ageing Societies

A New International Approach

In the context of global ageing societies, there are few challenges to the underlying assumption that policies should promote functional health and independence in older people and contain the costs of care. This important book provides such a challenge.

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From Exclusion to Inclusion in Old Age

A Global Challenge

Taking a broad international perspective, this highly topical book casts light on patterns and processes that either place groups of older adults at risk of exclusion or are conducive to their inclusion.

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Family practices in later life

This exciting book challenges many common stereotypes about the nature of family involvement as people age. The book explores diversity and change in the family relationships older people maintain, looking at how family relationships are constructed and organised in later life.

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Critical perspectives on ageing societies

This important book brings together some of the best known international scholars working within a critical gerontology perspective to review and update our understanding of how the field has developed over and provide a challenging assessment of the complex practical and ethical issues facing older people, and those who conduct research on ageing.

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Community and ageing

Maintaining quality of life in housing with care settings

Community and ageing investigates changing concepts and experiences of community into older age and how they play out in housing with care settings, with an overview of how the housing with care sector in the UK and internationally. It explores the impact of a range of factors, from social networks to diversity and the built environment.

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Broadening the dementia debate

Towards social citizenship

This book examines dementia from a social citizenship perspective. It looks at rights, status(es) and participation and shows how this framework can be applied in practice.

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Belief and ageing

Spiritual pathways in later life

This book illustrates the variety of religious, spiritual and other beliefs held by older people, including British Christians, Muslims, Humanists and witnesses of the Soviet persecution of religion.

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