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Old age in modern society : a textbook of social gerontology

Author: Christina R Victor
Publisher: London ; New York : Chapman & Hall, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Old age is a part of the lifecycle about which there are numerous myths and stereotypes. Older people are perceived as a single homogeneous group, and the experiment of ageing characterized as being  Read more...

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Victor, Christina R.
Old age in modern society.
London ; New York : Chapman & Hall, 1994
(OCoLC)608680478
Online version:
Victor, Christina R.
Old age in modern society.
London ; New York : Chapman & Hall, 1994
(OCoLC)624376518
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christina R Victor
ISBN: 0412543508 9780412543500 1565932331 9781565932333
OCLC Number: 30620094
Description: 262 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction to the study of ageing.- 2. Approaches to the study of ageing.- 3. Methodological aspects of the study of ageing.- 4. Historical and cultural perspectives on ageing.- 5. Images of ageing.- 6. The demography of ageing.- 7. Housing and the elderly.- 8. Work and retirement.- 9. Standards of living.- 10. Family and social networks.- 11. Health and illness.- 12. Services for elderly people.- 13. Issues in the politics of ageing.- References.
Responsibility: Christina R. Victor.

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