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Understanding Old Age : Critical and Global Perspectives - Gail Wilson

Understanding Old Age

Critical and Global Perspectives

Paperback Published: 1st February 2000
ISBN: 9780761960126
Number Of Pages: 208

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Providing a comprehensive overview of issues of ageing from a global perspective this ambitious text introduces the reader to a wide range of issues and policies on ageing. Topics examined include: theoretical perspectives on ageing in society; demographic trends; roles played by older people as political actors; migration; health; pensions; family and institutional care; and elder abuse.

This will be an essential text for students of social gerontology, as well as an invaluable resource for students of nursing, social work, social policy and development studies.

`[A] welcome addition to the field of gerontology... An important contribution of the book is the positive light it casts on the issue of population ageing, ...the main contribution of this book is its critical examination of common perceptions of ageing societies' - Age Concern Institute of Gerontology

An Ageing World
Ageing Across Cultures
Rising Tides
Demography and Old Age
Older People as Political Actors
Globalisation, Structural Adjustment and Ageing
Globalization, Migration and Ageing
Material Resources in Later Life
Health and Illness in Later Life
Family and Community in Later Life
Services for Elders
Institutional Living in Later Life
Ageing in Context
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ISBN: 9780761960126
ISBN-10: 0761960120
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st February 2000
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.32