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I welcome this book’s refreshing approach to developing an understanding of fifty major concepts being employed in social gerontology. Far from a dictionary, the concepts are portrayed as complex, and conflicting definitions and usages are both noted and evaluated. The joint UK-US authorship promotes a much needed international approach to the field—something all too lacking in most American textbooks and theoretical articles. Each article includes a (necessarily selective) set of references, and cross-references to other concepts included in the book.
This book is an excellent resource which is easy to navigate through and will be a good edition to our learning resources.
It will be an excellent addition to our course
I love the 'key concepts' series and the Social Gerontology text is an excellent reference for new undergrads in gerontology. I use it in my introductory graduate class as well. Serves students well throughout their academic career.
Very useful and interesting book. Topical and up to date issues relating to real world issues for the older person
Useful for those wishing to study gerontology in more detail
This is a good book that covers many Gerontological topics. The material presented within each chapter is intended to lead others to further their reading and knowledge. The research presented is up to date and sound. Material is easy to read and is a course reader for a Health and Welbeing module: Growing Older, offered at the University of Winchester.
clear contemporary and ideal for post and pre registrants for nursing and social work.
the key concepts are clearly addressed.
Good background reading for nursing students considering care of the older person
Material provides excellent grounding in topic
I was very pleasantly surprised by this book. The concepts are very clear and very relevant, and fantastic for my group of undergraduate students who do not necessarily have English as a first language, nor who are used to reading about ageing issues. I found each concept to be succinctly and simply captured, holding enough information to satisfy initial cravings and complex enough to tempt further reading. For myself, and my students, the alphabetical ordering of each concept is actually comforting, and makes for very easy referencing during discussions.
This is a very clear and concise dictionary of concepts. It provides an easy to read explanation of key terms and an explanation of the research along with key references. This allows for easy follow up of the topics. This will make an excellent 'starting point' for a student who is new to a topic, or confused about where to start with research for an essay. This title will be useful in any course that includes issues related to ageing, and will also supplement topics within the broader sociology courses.
A useful text for any student studying social gerontology. It is extremely easy to dip into providing an introduction to a variety of topics.
I found some sections of this exremely useful and informative - particularly the multidisciplinary nature of the discourse.
A good basic text which introduces the reader to the issues and concepts of social gerontology. The work would benefit from a more global and multi-cultural perspective, its current emphasis on the UK and the USA only provides the reader with a narrow perspective.
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