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Ageing, meaning and social structure : connecting critical and humanistic gerontology

Author: Jan Baars; Joseph Dohmen; Amanda Grenier; Chris Phillipson
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ageing, meaning and social structure is a unique book advancing critical discourse in gerontology and makes a major contribution to understanding key social and ethical dilemmas facing ageing societies. It confronts and integrates approaches that have been relatively isolated from each other, and interrelates two major streams of thought within critical gerontology: analyses of structural issues in the context of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Baars; Joseph Dohmen; Amanda Grenier; Chris Phillipson
ISBN: 9781447300908 1447300904 9781447300892 1447300890
OCLC Number: 810113698
Description: vii, 205 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1 Introduction / Jan Baars Baars, Jan, Chris Phillipson Phillipson, Chris 1 --
2 Connecting meaning with social structure: theoretical foundations / Jan Baars Baars, Jan, Chris Phillipson Phillipson, Chris 11 --
3 My own life: ethics, ageing and lifestyle / Joseph Dohmen Dohmen, Joseph 31 --
4 Rethinking agency in late life: structural and interpretive approaches / Amanda Grenier Grenier, Amanda, Chris Phillipson Phillipson, Chris 55 --
5 Dementia: beyond structures of medicalisation and cultural neglect / Margreet Th. Bruens Bruens, Margreet Th. 81 --
6 Self-realisation and ageing: a spiritual perspective / Hanne Laceulle Laceulle, Hanne 97 --
7 Social ability or social frailty? The balance between autonomy and connectedness in the lives of older people / Anja Machielse Machielse, Anja, Roelof Hortulanus Hortulanus, Roelof 119 --
8 Critical perspectives on social work with older people / Mo Ray Ray, Mo 139 --
9 Community-based participatory action research: opportunities and challenges for critical gerontology / Friederike Ziegler Ziegler, Friederike, Thomas Scharf Scharf, Thomas 157 --
10 Commentary: contingent ageing, naturalisation and some rays of intellectual hope / Dale Dannefer Dannefer, Dale, Jielu Lin Lin, Jielu 181.
Other Titles: Aging, meaning and social structure
Responsibility: edited by Jan Baars, Joseph Dohmen, Amanda Grenier and Chris Phillipson.

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A wide range of contributors focus on major issues in ageing such as autonomy, agency, frailty, lifestyle, social isolation, dementia and professional challenges in social work and participatory  Read more...

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"A much-needed integration of two relatively new but flourishing areas of ageing studies, which have developed separately up to now. I gained fresh insights from each and every chapter." Peter G. Read more...

 
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