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Unmasking ageThe significance of age for social research$
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Bill Bytheway

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781847426185

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847426185.001.0001

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(p.217) Postscript
Unmasking age

Bill Bytheway

Policy Press

The lives of May Nilewska and Frances Partridge demonstrated how the lived experience of growing older is one of slow but constant change, change that continues for as long as there is life. Later life is characterised by a dynamic that is much more complex than either a general decline or some kind of end-of-life success, as promoted by competing gerontological theories. Age, and the ageing that goes with it, is a much more diverse and complicated phenomenon.

Keywords:   lived experience, later life, gerontological theories, ageing, age

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