The Myth of Generational Conflict
The Family and State in Ageing Societies
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Myth of Generational Conflict by Sara Arber
Book DescriptionThe ageing of Western societies has provoked extensive sociological debate, surrounding both the role of the state and whether it can afford the cost of an ageing population, and the role of the family, especially women, in supporting older people. In this important book, the authors examine how changes, such as cuts in welfare provision, migration, urbanization and individualisation influence intergenerational relations. The collection addresses theoretical and policy issues connecting age and generation with the family and social policy, and focuses both on cross-cultural comparison within societies and analysis based on a range of societies. This edited collection brings together a range of leading researchers and theorists from across Europe to advance a sociological understanding of generational relations, in terms of the state and the family and how they are interlinked. It will be of interest to academics and researchers in sociology, social policy and ageing, and to policy makers concerned with the implications of demographic and policy changes.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415207706
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Oct-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sara Arber
Gender and Ageing, Paperback (November 2003)
Contains original chapters on gender and ageing, addressing emergent areas within gender and ageing, including gender identity and masculinity in later life. This work emphasizes the changing gender roles and relationships, gender identity and an examination of masculinities in midlife and later life. It is for those studying social gerontology.
Ageing, Independence and the Life Course, Paperback (May 1993)» View all books by Sara Arber
Using a life course approach, which emphasises the importance of recognising the effects of different life experiences on different groups of individuals and the interlinkage between phases of the life course, the book explores the ways in which bases of structural advantage and disadvantage have cumulative impacts on the situation of older people.
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Author Biography - Sara Arber
Sara Arber is the President of The British Sociological Association, 1999-2001
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