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Social class in later life: Power, identity and lifestyle

Marvin Formosa and Paul Higgs


Social class in Later Life: Power, Identity and Lifestyle advances contemporary debates on class dynamics in later life. Focusing attention on various spheres of class analysis, it provides the most up-to-date collection of emerging research relevant to the relationship between class, culture, and ageing. The book develops an empirical understanding of the interface between social class and later life, with chapters presenting data which demonstrate an inverse relationship between class background and various forms of capital. Social Class in Later Life addresses the paradox that, while many r ... More

Keywords: social class, later life, third age, critical gerontology, inequality, sociology of class, retirement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781447300588
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447300588.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marvin Formosa, author

Paul Higgs, author

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