Growing Up and Growing Old: Ageing and Dependency in the Life Course

Growing Up and Growing Old: Ageing and Dependency in the Life Course

by Jenny Hockey, Allison James

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Overview

Ranging across disciplinary boundaries, this book analyzes metaphors of dependency in differing contexts - the body, the family, work and leisure. Combining a robustly critical analysis with breadth of interdisciplinary sweep, Growing Up and Growing Old challenges the stigmatizing role that stereotypes can play in the lives of particular groups of people.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803988330
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 04/14/1993
Series: Life Course Studies series , #20
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Allison James is Professor of Sociology at the University of Sheffield where she is also co-director of the Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Infantilization as Social Discourse
Constructing Personhood
Changing Categories of the Child
Young at Heart
Dependency, Family and Community
The Making and Sustaining of Marginality
Weakness and Power

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