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Ageing in a consumer society : from passive to active consumption in Britain

Author: Ian R Jones; et al
Publisher: Bristol : Policy, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides a unique critical perspective on the changing nature of later life by examining the engagement of older people with consumer society in Britain since the 1960s.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian R Jones; et al
ISBN: 9781861348821 1861348827
OCLC Number: 963500768
Description: XII, 148 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Social change and later life; The historical evolution of the third age; Cohort, generation and time; Consumption and the changing nature of the household in later life; Later life in consumer society; Income, expenditure and inequalities in later life; Consuming health in later life; Health and social policy: a moving target; Conclusion.
Responsibility: Ian Rees Jones ... [et al.].

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"This book brings together research on later life and the literature on consumption in new ways. It is timely, informative, and thought-provoking." Professor Frank Trentmann, Birkbeck College, Read more...

 
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