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Social theory, social policy and ageing : a critical introduction

Author: Carroll L Estes; Simon Biggs; Chris Phillipson
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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In this [text] three leading social theorists of old age present a critical review of key theoretical developments and issues influencing the study of adult ageing. The authors explore contemporary trends in social policy drawing on the experience of ageing in the USA, Europe and an increasingly global environment. [The text] will be valuable reading for advanced students and probationers taking courses in social  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Carroll L Estes; Simon Biggs; Chris Phillipson
OCLC Number: 54813579
Notes: Originally published: Maidenhead : Open University Press, ©2003.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Introduction to social theory, social policy and ageing --
Social theory and ageing --
Age and identity --
Feminist perspectives and old age policy --
Productive ageing, self-surveillance and social policy --
Biomedicalization, ethics and ageing --
Ageing and globalization --
Politics of ageing --
Conclusion, future tasks for a critical gerontology.
Responsibility: Carroll L. Estes, Simon Biggs and Chris Phillipson.

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In this [text] three leading social theorists of old age present a critical review of key theoretical developments and issues influencing the study of adult ageing. The authors explore contemporary trends in social policy drawing on the experience of ageing in the USA, Europe and an increasingly global environment. [The text] will be valuable reading for advanced students and probationers taking courses in social theory, the sociology of old age and social gerontology.-Back cover.

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