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Active ageingVoluntary work by older people in Europe

Active ageing: Voluntary work by older people in Europe

Andrea Principi, Per H. Jensen, and Giovanni Lamura (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447307204
eISBN:
9781447303145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447307204.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

‘Active ageing’ has become a key phrase in discourses about challenges and remedies for demographic ageing and the enrolment of older adults into voluntary work is an important dimension of it. The ... More

Ageing and Globalisation

Ageing and Globalisation

Martin Hyde and Paul Higgs

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447322276
eISBN:
9781447322283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322276.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Population ageing and globalisation represent two of the most radical and far reaching social transformations that have occurred since the middle of the last century. This book provides, for the ... More

Ageing and intergenerational relationsFamily reciprocity from a global perspective

Ageing and intergenerational relations: Family reciprocity from a global perspective

Misa Izuhara (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422057
eISBN:
9781447301424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422057.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

With socio-economic and demographic changes taking place in contemporary societies, new patterns of family relations are forming partly due to significant family changes, value shifts, precariousness ... More

Ageing in a consumer societyFrom passive to active consumption in Britain

Ageing in a consumer society: From passive to active consumption in Britain

Ian Rees Jones

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348821
eISBN:
9781447301431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348821.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Targeted as ‘grey consumers’, people retiring now participated in the creation of the post-war consumer culture. These consumers have grown older, but have not stopped consuming. Based on extensive ... More

Ageing in Sub-Saharan AfricaSpaces and Practices of Care

Ageing in Sub-Saharan Africa: Spaces and Practices of Care

Jaco Hoffman and Katrien Pype (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447325253
eISBN:
9781447325307
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447325253.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This collection of in-depth ethnographic analyses examines the care, or lack of care, older people receive in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and how it affects the contemporary life-worlds of those older ... More

Ageing in the Mediterranean

Ageing in the Mediterranean

Joseph Troisi and Hans-Joachim von Kondratowitz (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447301066
eISBN:
9781447311393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447301066.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

At a time of extreme globalisation Ageing in the Mediterranean fills a key void in international literature on ageing societies. This important and timely volume brings together a distinguished set ... More

Ageing in urban neighbourhoodsPlace attachment and social exclusion

Ageing in urban neighbourhoods: Place attachment and social exclusion

Allison E. Smith

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422712
eISBN:
9781447301448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422712.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Many western nations have experienced a rise in the number of marginalised and deprived inner-city neighbourhoods. Despite a plethora of research focused on these areas, there remain few studies that ... More

Ageing through austerityCritical perspectives from Ireland

Ageing through austerity: Critical perspectives from Ireland

Keiran Walsh, Gemma M. Carney, and Áine Ní Léime (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447316237
eISBN:
9781447316244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316237.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Demographic ageing is identified as a global challenge with significant social policy implications across local, national and international contexts. The 2008 economic crisis and related austerity ... More

Ageing with disabilityA lifecourse perspective

Ageing with disability: A lifecourse perspective

Eva Grassman and Anna Whitaker

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447305224
eISBN:
9781447310907
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305224.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This is the first book to address the issue of ageing after a long life with disability. It breaks new ground through its particular lifecourse perspective, examining what it means to age with a ... More

Ageing, insight and wisdomMeaning and practice across the lifecourse

Ageing, insight and wisdom: Meaning and practice across the lifecourse

Ricca Edmondson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781847425935
eISBN:
9781447311737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847425935.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Life-course meaning and insight remain stubbornly significant for (older) people: it is damaging to inhabit societies that believe existence loses meaning after paid employment ceases. This view ... More

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