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Ageing and diversity : multiple pathways and cultural migrations

Author: Svein Olav Daatland; Simon Biggs
Publisher: Bristol : Policy, 2006.
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To understand contemporary ageing it is necessary to recognise its diversity. Drawing on an extraordinary range of theory, original research and empirical sources, this book assesses the stereotyped  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Svein Olav Daatland; Simon Biggs
ISBN: 1861348479 9781861348470
OCLC Number: 63137287
Notes: Originally published: 2004.
Description: x, 236 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Ageing and diversity : a critical introduction / Simon Biggs and Svein Olav Daatland --
Ageing differently : potential and limits / Jacqui Smith and Denis Gerstorf --
Personal meaning of individuality and relatedness : gender differences in middle and late adulthood / Gerben J. Westerhof and Christina Bode --
Diversity, health and ageing / Lars Andersson and Peter Öberg --
Gender trajectories : how age and marital status influence patterns of gender inequality in later life / Sara Arber --
Search for ageing identities / Andrew Blaikie --
New ageism : age imperialism, personal experience and ageing policy / Simon Biggs --
Sexuality in gerontology : a heteronormative presence, a queer absence / Ann Cronin --
Making sense of the construct of successful ageing : the migrant experience / Sandra Torres --
Older foreign migrants in Europe : multiple pathways and welfare positions / Tony Warnes --
Transnational communities, migration and changing identities in later life : a new research agenda / Chris Phillipson and Nilufar Ahmed --
Societal trends and lifecourse events affecting diversity in later life / Jenny De Jong Gierveld --
Quality of life and social inequality in old age / Andreas Motel-Klingebiel --
Class, power and inequality in later life / Paul Higgs and Chris Gilleard --
Ageing and diversity, what next? / Svein Olav Daatland and Simon Biggs.
Responsibility: edited by Svein Olav Daatland and Simon Biggs.

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