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Ageing, Independence and the Life Course - Sara Arber

Ageing, Independence and the Life Course

By: Sara Arber (Editor), Maria Evandrou (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st May 1993
ISBN: 9781853021800
Number Of Pages: 256

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This book provides an analysis of later life. By using a life course perspective, it explores the ways in which bases of structural advantage and disadvantage, such as housing, social class, ethnicity, health and disability, have cumulative impacts on the situation of older people. Contributors address key processes of change, and how these processes are gendered and socially structured. The book is aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in sociology, sociology of ageing, social policy, gerontology and psychology.

Mapping the Territory Ageing, Independence and the Life Coursep. 9
'Forgotten But Not Gone' The Experience of Ageing with a Disabilityp. 27
Money and Independence in Old Agep. 46
Food Consumption, Social Roles and Personal Identityp. 65
Ageing, Gender and the Organisation of Physical Activitiesp. 78
Lifestyles and Perceptions of Elderly People and Old Age in Bosnia and Hercegovinap. 91
Emotional and Sexual Adjustment in Later Lifep. 104
The Meaning of Home in Later Lifep. 119
Housing, The Life Course and Older Peoplep. 132
Class, Caring and the Life Coursep. 149
Policies and Perceptions of Identity Service Needs of Elderly People from Black and Minority Ethnic Backgroundsp. 169
Institutional Care and the Life Coursep. 186
Social Security and the Life Course Developing Sensitive Policy Alternativesp. 201
Referencesp. 224
List of Contributorsp. 248
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ISBN: 9781853021800
ISBN-10: 1853021806
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st May 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39