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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.
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.
From passive to active consumption in Britain
This book provides a unique critical perspective on the changing nature of later life by examining the engagement of older people with consumer society in Britain since the 1960s.
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.
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.
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.
Place attachment and social exclusion
This book addresses the shortfall in knowledge regarding older people's attachment to deprived neighbourhoods, offering a re-conceptualisation of environmental gerontology. The author examines new research, challenging the common view that ageing 'in place' is optimal, particularly within areas that present multiple risks to the individual.
Family reciprocity from a global perspective
This book explores the exchange of support between generations and examines variations in contemporary practice and theory in different societies around the world. It draws on theoretical perspectives to discuss both newly emerging patterns of family reciprocity and more established ones affected by changing issues in contemporary societies.
The ageing of the population has enormous policy implications for health care. This important new textbook, written by a leader in the field, covers key questions such as the fitness of older people in the future, the widening inequalities in the health of older people and how health in old age reflects habits and behaviour in earlier life.