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World Growing Old
     

World Growing Old

by Jeremy Seabrook
 

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Here, Jeremy Seabrook examines the real implications of the ageing phenomenon and challenges our preconceptions about how it should be tackled. Arguing that the accumulated skills and experience ofthe elderly should be employed to enrich society, rather than being perceived as a "burden", he makes a case for a radical re-thinking of our attitude to population

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Here, Jeremy Seabrook examines the real implications of the ageing phenomenon and challenges our preconceptions about how it should be tackled. Arguing that the accumulated skills and experience ofthe elderly should be employed to enrich society, rather than being perceived as a "burden", he makes a case for a radical re-thinking of our attitude to population issues, migration, social structures and employment policy.

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"Jeremy Seabrook [has a preacher's talent for prophesy and a capacity for righteous indignation reminiscent of George Orwell."

—The Guardian

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745318394
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
12/23/2003
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 8.47(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Jeremy Seabrook is a researcher and writer. He is the author of The Refuge and the Fortress: Britain and the Flight from Tyranny 1933 - 2008 (2008), Consuming Cultures: Globalization and Local Lives (2006), Travels in the Skin Trade (Pluto, 2001) and Cities (Pluto, 2007).

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