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Ageing and Later Life : Published in Association with the Open University - Julia Johnson

Ageing and Later Life

Published in Association with the Open University

By: Julia Johnson (Editor), Robert Slater (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 20th January 1997
ISBN: 9780803989658
Number Of Pages: 384

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Ageing and Later Life reflects the diverse nature of the subject by taking a multidisciplinary approach including literary, historical, sociological, policy, psychological, philosophical and clinical perspectives. This lively and informative book features essays by major authors in the field and includes discussions of: cultural aspects of self-image and identity; current concerns relating to health and well-being; the reality of power and control in the care of older people; concepts and values which shape our understanding of ageing; issues of policy and politics; and historical perspectives on ageing and possibilities for the future.

Ageing and Later Life is a set book for The Open University course K256 An Ageing Society.

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`An imaginative collection of articles and papers.... It is a real pleasure to recommend this very pleasing collection, which is a welcome addition to any gerontology library, personal or public.' - Baseline

`This book offers a wealth of valuable information together with a collection of fascinating insights into ageing and later life. Although its scope it extremely ambitious, it manages to highlight the most salient aspects of social gerontology and will appeal to readers at all levels in this subject.... In summary, this is an extremely enjoyable and very informative book which should have wide appeal and represents excellent value.' - Update

`From personal accounts to academic treatise, with the thoughtful fiction of Alan Bennett cheek by jowl with commentary on the place of old age in Agatha Christie, one is able to observe the full range of possibility. Image, value, policy, power; these, and other perspectives, are fluidly present. It embraces, then, like the course it supports, a multi-disciplinary approach.... The Open University strikes again.... it has truly been in the production of texts, in respect both of content and presentation, that the Open University has made so significant a mark. The re-designed course, An Ageing Society, not least its accessible reader, is yet another contribution.' - Ageing and Society

Personal Accounts
Look Me In the Eye
Coming Out of the Age Closet
The Ageing of Mary Berenson
Home From Home?
Mrs Hatter
Mr and Mrs Cosgrove
Epilogue to
An Autobiography
Images and Identity
Old Age in Crime Fiction
A Cream Cracker Under the Settee
Have the Men Had Enough?
The Photographic Image
Ageing with a Disability
Ageing and Cultural Stereotypes of Older Women
Ageing and Ethnicity
Ill-Health and Well-Being
The Health of Older Asians
Osteoporosis in Women
Depression in Later Life
Frames of Reference for an Understanding of Dementia
Love, Sex and Aging
Age Discrimination in Health Care
Intervention and Therapy
Does Group Living Work?
A Holistic Approach in the Ward
Elderly People, Their Medicines and Their Doctors - Drugs and Therapeutics Bulletin
Assessing Risk
Vulnerable to Abuse
Baffle Locks
In Whose Best Interest?
Freedom to Wander
Power and Control
Obstacles to the Development of User-Centred Services
Rest Assured
New Moves in Quality Assurance for Residential Care
A Powerhouse for Change
Empowering Users
Approaches to Advocacy
The Pensioners' Movement
Federation, Consolidation, Fragmentation, 1938-48
On Being a Woman in the Pensioners' Movement
Concepts and Values
Concept and Definition
'Us' and 'Them'? Feminist Research, Community Care and Disability
Philosophical Perspectives on Quality of Life
Religion and Aging
Gerontological Approaches to Quality of Life
Measuring Quality of Life
Policy and Politics
Ideology and the Private Sector of Welfare
Housing and Community Care
Workers versus Pensioners
The New Prospects for Retirement
Older People in Europe
Social and Economic Policies
Born 1898
A Brief Group Biography
Oral History as a Social Movement
Reminiscence and Older People
History of Migration to the United Kingdom
Glimpses of a Lost History
Social Services for Elderly People
From Beveridge to Thatcher
The Historical Development of Geriatric Medicine as a Specialty
History of Old Age in Western Culture and Society
The Politics of Age
Ageing in Developing Countries
Has it Got Anything to Do with Us?
Paths for Future Population Ageing
Can We Survive the World Revolution?
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ISBN: 9780803989658
ISBN-10: 0803989652
Series: Published in Association with the Open University
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 20th January 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 2

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