Ageing in Society
- John Bond - University of Newcastle, UK
- Sheila M Peace - The Open University
- Freya Dittmann-Kohli - University of Nijmegen, Netherlands
- Gerben Westerhof - University of Nijmegen, Netherlands
This new edition of Ageing in Society has been extensively rewritten and reflects new trends in European gerontology, incorporating recent developments in theory and research from international and interdisciplinary perspectives. The book is in two sections. In the first, contributors provide an overview of key issues in the study of biological, psychological, and social aging. The second section critically examines interdisciplinary perspectives on health, social protection, work and retirement, social relations, environments, cultural images of aging, cognitive aging, and the management of individual lifestyles.
Ageing in Society was developed by the British Society of Gerontology to fulfill the need for an authoritative introduction to social gerontology. As such, it is an ideal resource for students and lecturers in the social and behavioral sciences throughout the UK and Europe, as well as for students and practitioners in health and social care.
`Ageing in Society brings forth exciting new questions, fresh perspectives, and a necessary critical approach to key issues - this is indeed an authoritative introduction. The authors not only have made significant contributions to gerontology, but offer the reader considerations for what could be, not just what is, the design of old age in society. The book will inform students in ways that so many texts in the area, satisfied with comfortable bromides, do not' - Jaber Gubrium, Editor of Journal of Aging Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia
`This completely revised Third Edition of Ageing in Society presents one of the most comprehensive pictures of ageing today. Emphasising the dual processes of ageing societies and the experience of ageing, the book offers the reader - student or researcher alike - cogent discussions of the most up to date perspectives and evidence available. The contributors are all leading experts in their fields - comprising a range of important disciplines as they apply to ageing. Ageing in Society is a cutting edge text on one of the most important subjects facing the modern world - a must for all students of ageing' - Mike Bury, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of London
`The Third Edition of the comprehensive textbook Ageing in Society extends its scope to include continental Europe, allowing broader as well as deeper insights into recent trends in gerontology. Gerontologists and practitioners are urged not to stop reading before they have reached the insightful last chapter "Ageing into the future"!' - Professor Dorly Deeg, Editor-in-Chief European Journal of Ageing
This is a very good reading resource for PY2004 DPP level 5.
I really enjoyed reviewing this book and I think it will be a good addition to our resources and one which the students will find easy to use
really useful and contemporary text book
Up to date perspectives and new insights into our worldwide ageing society. Easy to read.
A good theoretical resource for understanding the complex issues of ageing in today's society.
A very useful text for our students studying Caring for Older people and looking at the ageing population. A recommended read.
Superb addition to current clinical reading list and for Health Psychology. Detailed and thorough blending psychosocial issues with biomedical models.
An encompassing applied view of gerontology in an easy access format for students of all levels
A valuable book for people caring for older relatives and those working professionally with older people in social work and pastoral settings, including hospitals and residential care. Older people would also find the book useful to inspire and inform them on their own journeys of ageing.