Ageing and Later Life / Edition 2

Ageing and Later Life / Edition 2

by Julia Johnson
     
 

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,

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803989665
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/07/1994
Series:
Published in association with The Open University Series, #1
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction1
Personal Accounts
1Look me in the eye5
2Coming out of the age closet9
3The ageing of Mary Berenson12
4Home from home?18
5Mrs Hatter22
6Mr and Mrs Cosgrove26
7Epilogue to An Autobiography29
Images and identity
8Old age in crime fiction32
9A cream cracker under the settee38
10Have the men had enough?47
11The photographic image51
12Ageing with a disability54
13Ageing and cultural stereotypes of older women60
14Ageing and ethnicity68
Ill-Health and Well-Being
15The health of older Asians76
16Osteoporosis in women84
17Depression in later life94
18Frames of reference for an understanding of dementia100
19Love, sex and aging107
20Age discrimination in health care112
Intervention and Therapy
21Does group living work?120
22A holistic approach in the ward128
23Elderly people: their medicines and their doctors132
24Assessing risk137
25Vulnerable to abuse144
26Baffle locks: in whose best interest?151
27Freedom to wander155
Power and Control
28Obstacles to the development of user-centred services160
29Rest assured: new moves in quality assurance for residential care168
30A powerhouse for change: empowering users178
31Approaches to advocacy181
32The pensioners' movement: federation, consolidation, fragmentation, 1938-1948188
33On being a woman in the pensioners' movement193
Concepts and Values
34Ageism: concept and definition200
35'Us' and 'them'? Feminist research, community care and disability207
36Philosophical perspectives on quality of life215
37Religion and aging221
38Gerontological approaches to quality of life228
39Measuring quality of life233
Policy and Politics
40Ideology and the private sector of welfare239
41Housing and community care246
42Workers versus pensioners254
43The new prospects for retirement262
44Older people in Europe: social and economic policies269
Pasts
45Born 1898; a brief group biography276
46Oral history as a social movement: reminiscence and older people280
47History of migration to the United Kingdom288
48Glimpses of a lost history297
49Social services for elderly people: from Beveridge to Thatcher310
50The historical development of geriatric medicine as a specialty319
51History of old age in western culture and society327
Futures
52The politics of age332
53Ageing in developing countries: has it got anything to do with us?339
54Paths for future population aging344
55Can we survive the world revolution?352
Author Index359
Subject Index364

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