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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

Age-Friendly Cities and CommunitiesA Global Perspective

Age-Friendly Cities and Communities: A Global Perspective

Tine Buffel, Sophie Handler, and Chris Phillipson (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447331315
eISBN:
9781447331339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447331315.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

The book provides a comprehensive analysis of research and policies examining the development of age-friendly cities and communities. The chapters examine the theoretical assumptions behind the idea ... 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

Ageing, meaning and social structureConnecting critical and humanistic gerontology

Ageing, meaning and social structure: Connecting critical and humanistic gerontology

Jan Baars, Joseph Dohmen, Amanda Grenier, and Chris Phillipson (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447300908
eISBN:
9781447307822
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300908.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

The volume discusses the interrelationship between critical and humanistic gerontology. It prepares the common ground for these two paradigms that have developed separately with each drawing on their ... More

Belief and ageingSpiritual pathways in later life

Belief and ageing: Spiritual pathways in later life

Peter G. Coleman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424600
eISBN:
9781447301530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424600.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Based on forty years' interviewing experience, this book illustrates the variety of religious, spiritual, and other beliefs held by older people. It provides models of research procedure, especially ... More

Beyond Successful and Active AgeingA Theory of Model Ageing

Beyond Successful and Active Ageing: A Theory of Model Ageing

Virpi Timonen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447330172
eISBN:
9781447330219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447330172.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This book argues that concepts such as successful, active, positive, healthy and productive ageing - ubiquitous terms in research, marketing and policymaking concerned with older adults – are ... More

Broadening the dementia debateTowards social citizenship

Broadening the dementia debate: Towards social citizenship

Ruth Bartlett

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421784
eISBN:
9781447301561
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421784.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Dementia has been widely debated from the perspectives of biomedicine and social psychology. This book broadens the debate to consider the experiences of men and women with dementia from a ... More

Community and ageingMaintaining quality of life in housing with care settings

Community and ageing: Maintaining quality of life in housing with care settings

Simon Evans

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420718
eISBN:
9781447301905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420718.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Specialist forms of housing with care are becoming increasingly popular in the United Kingdom, largely as a result of the ageing of the population and the relative wealth of the latest generation of ... More

Critical perspectives on ageing societies

Critical perspectives on ageing societies

Miriam Bernard and Thomas Scharf (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348906
eISBN:
9781447302001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348906.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This book brings together international scholars working within a critical gerontology perspective. Chapters review and update our understanding of how the field has developed over the last ... More

Dementia and Human Rights

Dementia and Human Rights

Suzanne Cahill

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447331377
eISBN:
9781447331391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447331377.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This book adopts a fresh approach by exploring dementia from a human rights perspective, thereby expanding the dementia debate. The main aim is to challenge thinking by interrogating policy and ... More

Family practices in later life

Family practices in later life

Pat Chambers

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420534
eISBN:
9781447302346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420534.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

There is no shortage of political and moral commentary on family life. Frequently the underlying theme of these commentaries is the decline of contemporary family commitment, particularly when older ... More

From exclusion to inclusion in old ageA global challenge

From exclusion to inclusion in old age: A global challenge

Thomas Scharf and Norah C. Keating (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847427731
eISBN:
9781847427731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427731.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Evidence of widening inequalities in later life raises concerns about the ways in which older adults might experience forms of social exclusion. Such concerns are evident in all societies as they ... More

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