Contexts of Ageing: Class, Cohort and Community / Edition 1by Chris Gilleard, Paul Higgs
Pub. Date: 08/28/2005
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.
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Table of Contents
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.
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