Cultures of Ageing: Self, Citizen and the Body

1st Edition

Chris Gilleard, Paul Higgs

Routledge
Published September 22, 2000
Textbook - 232 Pages
ISBN 9780582356412 - CAT# Y160041

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Summary

For undergraduate courses in sociology and psychology which examine ageing adulthood. This book focuses on the dramatic changes to the nature of post-retirement life experienced by people at the end of the twentieth century. It examines age and ageing in terms of the key preoccupations of contemporary sociology - citizenship, the body and the self. The book provides a platform for a new social gerontology that sees ageing as central to our understanding of social change. It examines social, cultural and political changes in Europe and North America to address the need for a text that moves the study of ageing from social policy towards the mainstream of social science.

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