Contexts of Ageing
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Contexts of Ageing by Chris Gilleard
Book DescriptionWe live in ageing societies. Age preoccupies governments as much as individuals. Most people reaching retirement no longer face a future of impoverishment and destitution. A new affluence has spread across society and across the life course. Instead of being concerned with the negative connotations of old age, this book acknowledges that for many people looking forward to retirement, later life has changed for the better. With this positive outcome for older people have come policy and social dilemmas for governments and individuals alike.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745629490
(229mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 18-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Chris Gilleard
Rethinking Old Age, Paperback (May 2015)
This insightful re-examination of the nature of old age presents a unique theoretical account of the fourth age as the embodiment of the most feared and marginalized aspects of old age, addressing contemporary society's anxieties and offering opportunities for re-framing conceptions of old age.
Ageing, Corporeality and Embodiment, Paperback (November 2014)
This book investigates the emergence of a 'new ageing' and its realisation through the body. The work explores new forms of embodiment concerned with identity and care of the self, which have seen the body become a site for ageing differently - for ageing without becoming old.
Contexts of Ageing, Paperback (May 2005)» View all books by Chris Gilleard
* Upper-level undergraduate textbook that focuses on the complexities of old age in modern society. * Draws on a wide range of sources to argue that a new affluence typifies old age, and examines the policy implications of these changes.
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Author Biography - Chris Gilleard
Chris Gilleard, Director of Psychology at South West London and St. George's Mental Health Trust Paul Higgs Senior, Lecturer in Sociology at University College, London
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