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Reconstructing old age : new agendas in social theory and practice

Author: Chris Phillipson
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publication, 1998.
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Reconstructing Old Age outlines the changing contexts and experiences associated with later life, and provides an overview of theoretical debates in gerontology.
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Phillipson, Chris.
Reconstructing old age.
London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publication, 1998
(OCoLC)607098731
Online version:
Phillipson, Chris.
Reconstructing old age.
London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publication, 1998
(OCoLC)608599225
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Phillipson
ISBN: 0803979886 9780803979888 0803979894 9780803979895
OCLC Number: 40664950
Description: viii, 161 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements --
1. Introduction : the crisis of social ageing --
PART I. CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES --
2. The development of critical gerontology --
3. Constructing old age --
4. Growing old in a postmodern world --
PART II. SOCIAL CHANGE AND SOCIAL DIVISIONS --
5. The social construction of retirement --
6. Financing old age --
7. The sociology of generations : conflict or consensus? --
PART III. NEW AGENDAS --
8. Old age : sociological and historical perspectives --
9. Reconstructing old age : policy options --
10. Conclusion : exclusion and resistance in the sociology of ageing --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Chris Phillipson.
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