A series of social issues related to ageing have become very high profile ' issues such as workplace planning, global migration, generational equity and health care rationing, family care and elder mistreatment. An understanding of changing adult identities and intergenerational relationships is necessary to tackle each one.This book addresses these pressing topics and examines intergenerational relations in the context of an ageing population. It presents the innovative notion of 'Generational Intelligence', developing a pathway for reflecting on generational issues and increasing conscious awareness about one's position in the life course, that of other generations, and the influence of familial, social and historical factors in the situations one encounters. It provides a coherent, integrative, conceptual base for practice and policy with regard to later life.Casting new light on differences, tensions and similarities between generations, Biggs and Lowenstein give plentiful examples, and work towards reducing intergenerational conflict and increasing collaboration between generational groups. This important volume is essential reading for academics, students and researchers of ageing and older people within the disciplines of gerontology, sociology, nursing and social work.
1.What is Generational Intelligence? 2. Self and the Generational Imagination 3. Developing Generational Awareness 4. Self and Other 5. Generational Strategies and Negotiation 6. Generations and Family 7. Generational Intelligence and Caregiving: The Family and the State 8. Generational Intelligence and Elder Mistreatment 9. Workplace and Intergenerational Relations 10. Intergenerational Relations in the Community 11. Conclusion: Toward Sustainable Intergenerational Relationships