World Growing Old

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Distinguished author and journalist Jeremy Seabrook examines the real implications of the global aging phenomenon. In A World Growing Old he challenges our preconceptions about how aging should be tackled. Seabrook argues that the accumulated skills and experience of the elderly should be employed to enrich society, rather than perceived as a "burden." He makes a passionate case for a radical rethinking of our attitude to population issues, migration, social structures, and ...

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Overview

Distinguished author and journalist Jeremy Seabrook examines the real implications of the global aging phenomenon. In A World Growing Old he challenges our preconceptions about how aging should be tackled. Seabrook argues that the accumulated skills and experience of the elderly should be employed to enrich society, rather than perceived as a "burden." He makes a passionate case for a radical rethinking of our attitude to population issues, migration, social structures, and employment policy.

This lively and readable book illustrates that the reintegration of the elderly into societies worldwide is vital for our survival.

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745318394
  • Publisher: Pluto Press
  • Publication date: 12/23/2003
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 5.42 (w) x 8.55 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeremy Seabrook is a frequent contributor to the New Internationalist and the author of many books, including the No-Nonsense Guide to World Poverty (BTL, 2003) and the No-Nonsense Guide to Class, Caste & Hierarchies (BTL, 2002).

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