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Ageing and Globalisation

Martin Hyde and Paul Higgs


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 first time, an accessible overview of how they interact. Ageing has been conventionally framed within the boundaries of nation states, yet demographic changes, transmigration, financial globalization and the global media have rendered this perspective problematic. This book critically applies theories of globalisation, notably Appadurai’s model of the landscapes of global modernity, to gerontology. In ... More

Keywords: ageing, globalisation, health, Appadurai’s model, financial circumstances, identity, older population

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781447322276
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447322276.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin Hyde, author
University of Manchester

Paul Higgs, author
University College London