Contexts of Ageing: Class, Cohort and Community / Edition 1

Contexts of Ageing: Class, Cohort and Community / Edition 1

by Chris Gilleard, Paul Higgs
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745629490

ISBN-13: 9780745629490

Pub. Date: 08/28/2005

Publisher: Wiley

We live in ageing societies. Age preoccupies governments as much as individuals. Most people reaching retirement no longer face a future of impoverishment and destitution. A new affluence has spread across society and across the life course. Instead of being concerned with the negative connotations of old age, this book acknowledges that for many people looking

Overview

We live in ageing societies. Age preoccupies governments as much as individuals. Most people reaching retirement no longer face a future of impoverishment and destitution. A new affluence has spread across society and across the life course. Instead of being concerned with the negative connotations of old age, this book acknowledges that for many people looking forward to retirement, later life has changed for the better. With this positive outcome for older people have come policy and social dilemmas for governments and individuals alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745629490
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Chapter 1. Introduction.

Chapter 2. Class, Modernity and the Lifecourse.

Chapter 3. The Nature of Class in Later Life.

Chapter 4. Cohort and Generation and the Study of Social Change.

Chapter 5. Later life and the two generational fields of modernity.

Chapter 6. Community and the nature of belonging.

Chapter 7. Community in Later Life.

Chapter 8. Fog-lamps and Leitmotifs.

Notes.

References.

Index

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