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Critical perspectives on ageing societies
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Critical perspectives on ageing societies

Miriam Bernard and Thomas Scharf

Abstract

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 twenty-five years and, through the lens of ‘passionate scholarship’, provide a challenging assessment of the complex practical and ethical issues facing older people, and those who conduct research on ageing, in the 21st century. The chapters extend the critical gerontological approach conceptually, methodologically and practically. They offer close and scholarly analysis of policies affecting the lives of ... More

Keywords: gerontology, older people, ageing, gerontological approach, feminist contributions, age discrimination, ageism, human rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9781861348906
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861348906.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Miriam Bernard, editor

Thomas Scharf, editor

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