Reconstructing Old Age by Professor Chris Phillipson
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Reconstructing Old Age
By Professor Chris Phillipson

Reconstructing Old Age

New Agendas in Social Theory and Practice

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Reconstructing Old Age by Professor Chris Phillipson

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In this timely and authoritative overview on social gerontology and social theory, Chris Phillipson outlines the changing contexts and experiences associated with later life as we move into a new century. The book critically reviews the different theoretical explanations which attempt to explain these changes. Phillipson shows how in late modernity changes to pensions, employment and retirement, and intergenerational relations, are placing doubt on the meaning of growing old. He suggests that later life is being reconstructed as a period of potential choice on the one hand, but also of risk and danger on the other. This book will be essential reading for students and academics in social gerontology, as well as for students and academics in sociology, social policy and related disciplines interested in the future of an ageing population and the future of social gerontology.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780803979895
ISBN-10: 0803979894
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 9mm)
Pages: 170
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Oct-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Futures of Old Age by Professor Chris Phillipson Futures of Old Age, Paperback (May 2006)

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Author Biography - Professor Chris Phillipson

Chris Phillipson is Professor of Applied Social Studies and Social Gerontology at Keele University.

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