This wide-ranging and accessible Reader examines the range of issues raised by ageing in contemporary society. The collection is unique in combining academic and practitioner analysis with personal accounts. Ageing and Later Life reflects the diverse nature of the subject by taking a multidisciplinary approach, including literary, historical, sociological, policy, psychological, philosophical and clinical perspectives.
This lively and informative book features essays by major authors in the field and includes discussions of: cultural aspects of self-image and identity; current concerns relating to health and well-being; the reality of power and control in the care of older people; concepts and values which shape our understanding of ageing; issues of policy and politics; and historical perspectives on ageing and possibilities for the future.
An invaluable sourcebook for students and researchers in social gerontology, sociology, psychology, health and social work, as well as policymakers and practitioners, this book is a set book for The Open University course K256 An Ageing Society
|Series:||Published in association with The Open University Series , #1|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.79(d)|
Table of Contents
IntroductionPART ONE: PERSONAL ACCOUNTSLook Me In the Eye - Barbara Mac DonaldComing Out of the Age Closet - Maxine MyersThe Ageing of Mary Berenson - Bill BythewayHome From Home? - Evan MarshMrs Hatter - Janet Ford and Ruth SinclairMr and Mrs Cosgrove - Jeremy SeabrookEpilogue to - Agatha ChristieAn AutobiographyPART TWO: IMAGES AND IDENTITYOld Age in Crime Fiction - Mike HepworthA Cream Cracker Under the Settee - Alan BennettHave the Men Had Enough? - Margaret ForsterThe Photographic Image - Kathleen WoodwardAgeing with a Disability - Gerry ZarbAgeing and Cultural Stereotypes of Older Women - Jay Ginn and Sara ArberAgeing and Ethnicity - Ken BlakemorePART THREE: ILL-HEALTH AND WELL-BEINGThe Health of Older Asians - Liam Donaldson and Marie JohnsonOsteoporosis in Women - Jean ShapiroDepression in Later Life - Elaine MurphyFrames of Reference for an Understanding of Dementia - Tom KitwoodLove, Sex and Aging - Edward M BrecherAge Discrimination in Health Care - Melanie HenwoodPART FOUR: INTERVENTION AND THERAPYDoes Group Living Work? - Julia JohnsonA Holistic Approach in the Ward - Helen PassantElderly People, Their Medicines and Their Doctors - Drugs and Therapeutics BulletinAssessing Risk - Alison NormanVulnerable to Abuse - Olive StevensonBaffle Locks - Grainne Sheridan In Whose Best Interest?Freedom to Wander - Peter BlackburnPART FIVE: POWER AND CONTROLObstacles to the Development of User-Centred Services - Tim BoothRest Assured - Leonie Kellaher and Sheila Peace New Moves in Quality Assurance for Residential CareA Powerhouse for Change - Phyllida Parsloe and Olive Stevenson Empowering UsersApproaches to Advocacy - Chris PhillipsonThe Pensioners' Movement - Andrew Blaikie Federation, Consolidation, Fragmentation, 1938-48On Being a Woman in the Pensioners' Movement - Zelda CurtisPART SIX: CONCEPTS AND VALUESAgeism - Julia Johnson and Bill Bytheway Concept and Definition'Us' and 'Them'? Feminist Research, Community Care and Disability - Jenny MorrisPhilosophical Perspectives on Quality of Life - Andrew SixsmithReligion and Aging - David O MobergGerontological Approaches to Quality of Life - Beverley HughesMeasuring Quality of Life - Michael Bury and Anthea HolmePART SEVEN: POLICY AND POLITICSIdeology and the Private Sector of Welfare - Roy ParkerHousing and Community Care - Robin MeansWorkers versus Pensioners - Paul Johnson, Christoph Conrad and David ThompsonThe New Prospects for Retirement - Michael Young and Tom SchullerOlder People in Europe - Alan Walker and Jens Alber Social and Economic PoliciesPART EIGHT: PASTSBorn 1898 - Mark Abrams A Brief Group BiographyOral History as a Social Movement - Joanna Bornat Reminiscence and Older PeopleHistory of Migration to the United Kingdom - John Young and James GeorgeGlimpses of a Lost History - Paul ThompsonSocial Services for Elderly People - Robin Means From Beveridge to ThatcherThe Historical Development of Geriatric Medicine as a Specialty - Helen EversHistory of Old Age in Western Culture and Society - George MinoisPART NINE: FUTURESThe Politics of Age - Russell A WardAgeing in Developing Countries - Alex Kalache Has it Got Anything to Do with Us?Paths for Future Population Ageing - Jill GrigsbyCan We Survive the World Revolution? - Alexander King and Bertrand Schneider