Dementia Studies: A Social Science Perspective
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Dementia Studies: A Social Science Perspective

by Anthea Innes
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412921643

ISBN-13: 9781412921640

Pub. Date: 03/18/2009

Publisher: SAGE Publications

'There is a tendency in dementia studies to focus on individual psychosocial dynamics. This book reminds us how important it is to think about broader social and political forces as well. It will appeal to a wide range of students and academics, as well as those personally affected by the condition.'

Dr. Ruth Bartlett, Bradford Dementia Group,

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'There is a tendency in dementia studies to focus on individual psychosocial dynamics. This book reminds us how important it is to think about broader social and political forces as well. It will appeal to a wide range of students and academics, as well as those personally affected by the condition.'

Dr. Ruth Bartlett, Bradford Dementia Group, University of Bradford

'Anthea Innes, through the lens of a social scientist, provides a very much needed historical and critical evaluation of where and why the study of dementia began, how it has developed in the ares of research, practice, and policy, and what we need to do with this knowledge in order to create social change. I know this is a book that I will often take down from my shelf, to teach my students, develop my lectures, and plan my future research projects.'

Phyllis Braudy Harris, Professor of Sociology & Director of the Aging Studies Program, John Carroll University

'This is an important and innovative text examining social science perspectives relating to dementia. Innes provides a comprehensive guide to research literature, drawing on critical perspectives within sociology and social gerontology. The book makes a significant contribution to re-thinking practice and policies for people with dementia.'

Chris Phillipson, Professor of Applied Social Studies and Social Gerontology, Keele University

What is dementia? How should we organize dementia care? This comprehensive book critically examines the main approaches to understanding dementia (bio-medical, social-psychological and socio-gerontological) and the main principles and ideologies of care.

The book:

• provides clarity on the gap between the utopian aspirations of care and the reality of care;

• opens up a series of questions about knowledge and treatment of dementia;

• argues for a transition from positions that place emphasis upon the individual or particular care services to the social, cultural and economic context.

Lively, informative and challenging, the book will be of interest to students of nursing, sociology of health and illeness, social work, social gerontology and dementia studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412921640
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/18/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
443,985
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1 - What is dementia? : unpicking what is 'known'
2 - The context of dementia studies - political, economic and social issues
3 - Caring for people with dementia: utopian ideals?
4 - Dementia studies within cultural contexts
5 - Researching dementia and dementia care: implications of the generation of research knowledge for policy, practice and approaches to research
6 - A model for dementia studies: knowledge generation and development

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