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Critical Approaches To Ageing And Later Life By Anne Jamieson

Critical Approaches To Ageing And Later Life
by Christina Victor

Discuss the theoretical developments in the international field of ageing. This book covers social sciences and humanities. It provides a critical approach to our understanding of the experience of ageing and later life.
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Critical Approaches To Ageing And Later Life by Christina Victor

* How are individuals and society ageing towards the end of the twentieth century?
* How can different disciplines help us to understand the ageing process?
* What are the key developments in postmodern thought and critical studies in relation to ageing and later life?

In answer to these questions, the editors of this volume have brought together some of the leading figures in the field. Gathered together for the first time in a single volume, the authors discuss the latest theoretical developments in the international field of ageing. Drawing on research from the USA and UK, the book is strongly multi-disciplinary in content with chapters from both social sciences and humanities. The book provides a critical approach to our understanding of the experience of ageing and later life. It has been written for advanced students of gerontology and those with an interest in ageing and later life, but it is also relevant to policy makers and practitioners in the field.

Key features:
* First time work from the USA and UK has been available in one volume
* Wide coverage of the latest trends and theoretical approaches in gerontology
* Issues addressed from a range of disciplines - unusual combination of humanities and social science in one volume
* Written by leading experts in the field

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"This is a wide-ranging and stimulating collection, expertly put together by the editors." - Sociology

About Christina Victor


The editors bring three distinctive approaches to the collection:

Anne Jamieson, is Lecturer in Gerontology at Birkbeck College, she has worked extensively on issues of ageing in Europe, co-ordinating the European Commission's Agecare Research Europe programme. Her publications include Home Care for Older People in Europe: policies and practices.

Sarah Harper worked on the collection while an Associate Professor in Public Policy at the University of Chicago. She is currently at the Welcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Oxford, working on twentieth century health care and ageing. She is the author of Ageing Societies.

Christina Victor is a lecturer in Public Health at St George's Medical School. Her book Health and Health Care in Later Life was published by Open University Press.



Table of Contents


Introduction

Part I: Reflections on gerontology

Talking about age
the theoretical basis of social gerontology
Critical gerontology
From minorities to majorities
perspectives on culture, ethnicity and ageing in British gerontology
The uses of literature in the study of older people
Historical research into ageing
old age and the aged
Recalling life
analytical issues in the use of 'memories'

Part II: Conceptualising age relations and later life

Inter-generational relationships
an autobiographical perspective
Spatiality and age relations
Representations of old age in painting and photography
Citizenship theory and old age
from social rights to surveillance older people
Illustrating care
images of care relationships with older people
Figuring identities
older people, medicine and time
Constructing later life, constructing the body
some thoughts from feminist theory

Part III: Concluding observations

Concepts and theories in social gerontology
Index.

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GOR006673582
Critical Approaches To Ageing And Later Life by Christina Victor
Christina Victor
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Open University Press
1997-08-01
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0335197256
9780335197255
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