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Ageing and Place : Routledge Studies in Human Geography - Gavin J. Andrews

Ageing and Place

Routledge Studies in Human Geography

By: Gavin J. Andrews (Editor), David R. Phillips (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 25th November 2004
ISBN: 9780415320443
Number Of Pages: 272

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During recent years, an increasing amount of academic research has focused on older people with a particular emphasis on settings, places and spaces. This book provides a comprehensive review of research and the policy area of 'ageing and place'.

An insightful book on an important topic, Andrews and Phillips have together edited a valuable information and reference source for those with interests in the spatial dimensions of ageing in the twenty-first century. Ranging from macro-scale perspectives on the distribution of older populations on national scales, to the meaning of specific local places and settings to older individuals, on the micro-scale, the book spans an entire range of research traditions and international perspectives.

Industry Reviews

'I highly recommend this book, as it leaves the reader with a greater appreciation for the role of spaces, places and landscapes in the lives of older adults.' - Ageing and Society, Volume 2/2 - 2005

'With an average chapter length of fourteen pages, the book has a rather breezy feel and read. Readers will find these chapters useful springboards toward deeper explorations in ageing, including work by the authors themselves' - The Professional Geographer, Volume 58 - 2006

Introductionp. 1
Geographical Studies in Ageingp. 7
Placing Ageingp. 13
Multi-Disciplinary Configurations in Gerontologyp. 24
International Demographic Transitionsp. 36
Residential Homesp. 61
Home as a New Site of Care Provision and Consumptionp. 79
Healthy Ageing in the Communityp. 98
The Physically Ageing Body and the Use of Spacep. 110
Environment and Psychological Responses to Ageingp. 118
Ageing in Rural Communitiesp. 133
Ageing and the Urban Environmentp. 147
Imagined Landscapes of Age and Identityp. 164
Cataloguing Old Agep. 176
Making Space for Identityp. 188
Referencesp. 205
Indexp. 245
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ISBN: 9780415320443
ISBN-10: 0415320445
Series: Routledge Studies in Human Geography
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 25th November 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1