Ageing And Later Life / Edition 2

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Overview

This wide-ranging and accessible Reader examines the range of issues raised by ageing in contemporary society. The collection is unique in combining academic and practitioner analysis with personal accounts. Ageing and Later Life reflects the diverse nature of the subject by taking a multidisciplinary approach, including literary, historical, sociological, policy, psychological, philosophical and clinical perspectives.

This lively and informative book features essays by major authors in the field and includes discussions of: cultural aspects of self-image and identity; current concerns relating to health and well-being; the reality of power and control in the care of older people; concepts and values which shape our understanding of ageing; issues of policy and politics; and historical perspectives on ageing and possibilities for the future.

An invaluable sourcebook for students and researchers in social gerontology, sociology, psychology, health and social work, as well as policymakers and practitioners, this book is a set book for The Open University course K256 An Ageing Society

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'An imaginative collection of articles and papers.... It is a real pleasure to recommend this very pleasing collection, which is a welcome addition to any gerontology library, personal or public.' - Baseline

'This book offers a wealth of valuable information together with a collection of fascinating insights into ageing and later life. Although its scope it extremely ambitious, it manages to highlight the most salient aspects of social gerontology and will appeal to readers at all levels in this subject.... In summary, this is an extremely enjoyable and very informative book which should have wide appeal and represents excellent value.' - Update

'From personal accounts to academic treatise, with the thoughtful fiction of Alan Bennett cheek by jowl with commentary on the place of old age in Agatha Christie, one is able to observe the full range of possibility. Image, value, policy, power; these, and other perspectives, are fluidly present. It embraces, then, like the course it supports, a multi-disciplinary approach.... The Open University strikes again.... it has truly been in the production of texts, in respect both of content and presentation, that the Open University has made so significant a mark. The re-designed course, An Ageing Society, not least its accessible reader, is yet another contribution.' - Ageing and Society

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Table of Contents

Introduction
PART ONE: PERSONAL ACCOUNTS
Look Me In the Eye - Barbara Mac Donald
Coming Out of the Age Closet - Maxine Myers
The Ageing of Mary Berenson - Bill Bytheway
Home From Home? - Evan Marsh
Mrs Hatter - Janet Ford and Ruth Sinclair
Mr and Mrs Cosgrove - Jeremy Seabrook
Epilogue to - Agatha Christie
An Autobiography
PART TWO: IMAGES AND IDENTITY
Old Age in Crime Fiction - Mike Hepworth
A Cream Cracker Under the Settee - Alan Bennett
Have the Men Had Enough? - Margaret Forster
The Photographic Image - Kathleen Woodward
Ageing with a Disability - Gerry Zarb
Ageing and Cultural Stereotypes of Older Women - Jay Ginn and Sara Arber
Ageing and Ethnicity - Ken Blakemore
PART THREE: ILL-HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
The Health of Older Asians - Liam Donaldson and Marie Johnson
Osteoporosis in Women - Jean Shapiro
Depression in Later Life - Elaine Murphy
Frames of Reference for an Understanding of Dementia - Tom Kitwood
Love, Sex and Aging - Edward M Brecher
Age Discrimination in Health Care - Melanie Henwood
PART FOUR: INTERVENTION AND THERAPY
Does Group Living Work? - Julia Johnson
A Holistic Approach in the Ward - Helen Passant
Elderly People, Their Medicines and Their Doctors - Drugs and Therapeutics Bulletin
Assessing Risk - Alison Norman
Vulnerable to Abuse - Olive Stevenson
Baffle Locks - Grainne Sheridan
In Whose Best Interest?
Freedom to Wander - Peter Blackburn
PART FIVE: POWER AND CONTROL
Obstacles to the Development of User-Centred Services - Tim Booth
Rest Assured - Leonie Kellaher and Sheila Peace
New Moves in Quality Assurance for Residential Care
A Powerhouse for Change - Phyllida Parsloe and Olive Stevenson
Empowering Users
Approaches to Advocacy - Chris Phillipson
The Pensioners' Movement - Andrew Blaikie
Federation, Consolidation, Fragmentation, 1938-48
On Being a Woman in the Pensioners' Movement - Zelda Curtis
PART SIX: CONCEPTS AND VALUES
Ageism - Julia Johnson and Bill Bytheway
Concept and Definition
'Us' and 'Them'? Feminist Research, Community Care and Disability - Jenny Morris
Philosophical Perspectives on Quality of Life - Andrew Sixsmith
Religion and Aging - David O Moberg
Gerontological Approaches to Quality of Life - Beverley Hughes
Measuring Quality of Life - Michael Bury and Anthea Holme
PART SEVEN: POLICY AND POLITICS
Ideology and the Private Sector of Welfare - Roy Parker
Housing and Community Care - Robin Means
Workers versus Pensioners - Paul Johnson, Christoph Conrad and David Thompson
The New Prospects for Retirement - Michael Young and Tom Schuller
Older People in Europe - Alan Walker and Jens Alber
Social and Economic Policies
PART EIGHT: PASTS
Born 1898 - Mark Abrams
A Brief Group Biography
Oral History as a Social Movement - Joanna Bornat
Reminiscence and Older People
History of Migration to the United Kingdom - John Young and James George
Glimpses of a Lost History - Paul Thompson
Social Services for Elderly People - Robin Means
From Beveridge to Thatcher
The Historical Development of Geriatric Medicine as a Specialty - Helen Evers
History of Old Age in Western Culture and Society - George Minois
PART NINE: FUTURES
The Politics of Age - Russell A Ward
Ageing in Developing Countries - Alex Kalache
Has it Got Anything to Do with Us?
Paths for Future Population Ageing - Jill Grigsby
Can We Survive the World Revolution? - Alexander King and Bertrand Schneider

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