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Description - Ageing and Sexualities by Rosie Harding

This book showcases developments in theory, research and practice regarding sexuality and ageing, considering the differences as well as similarities between and among ageing heterosexual and LGBT older people. Identifying the questions central to future social scientific research on ageing and sexuality, it focuses on the important, emerging dimensions of sexuality and ageing: embodiment, the diversification of the ageing context and the intersections of care and sexuality. With attention to the different forms of sexualities, particularly at their intersection with gender, this volume explores the importance of spatial and relational contexts, whether individual, residential or virtual, with authors offering studies of online dating, sexuality in the context of residential care and the relationship between sexuality, legal frameworks and social policy. Interdisciplinary in scope and offering the latest research from scholars in the UK, Australasia and Africa, Ageing and Sexualities constitutes an integrated approach to the conceptual and practical challenges of understanding the interplay of ageing and sexuality in contemporary society. As such, it will appeal to scholars from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, including sociology, cultural studies, socio-legal studies, social gerontology, psychology, medicine and health care.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781472432155
ISBN-10: 1472432150
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 238
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Jan-2016
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Rosie Harding

Elizabeth Peel is Professor of Psychology and Social Change at the University of Worcester, UK. She is co-author of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer Psychology: An Introduction and co-editor of Out in Psychology: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer Perspectives, and British Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Psychologies: Theory, Research and Practice. Rosie Harding is Professor of Law and Society at Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham, UK and author of Regulating Sexuality: Legal Consciousness in Lesbian and Gay Lives.

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