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Generational Intelligence : A Critical Approach to Age Relations - Simon Biggs

Generational Intelligence

A Critical Approach to Age Relations

Paperback Published: 4th April 2011
ISBN: 9780415546553
Number Of Pages: 186

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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.

Prefacep. vi
Acknowledgementsp. vii
Introductionp. viii
What is Generational Intelligence?p. 1
Self and the generational imaginationp. 19
Developing generational awarenessp. 28
Self and otherp. 41
Generational strategies and negotiationp. 56
Generations and familyp. 67
Generational Intelligence and caregiving: The family and the statep. 84
Generational Intelligence and elder mistreatmentp. 96
Workplace and intergenerational relationsp. 110
Intergenerational relations in the communityp. 127
Conclusion: Toward sustainable intergenerational relationshipsp. 142
Bibliographyp. 151
Indexp. 177
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ISBN: 9780415546553
ISBN-10: 0415546559
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 186
Published: 4th April 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1