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Ageing in a consumer society: From passive to active consumption in Britain

Ian Rees Jones

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348821
eISBN:
9781447301431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348821.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Targeted as ‘grey consumers’, people retiring now participated in the creation of the post-war consumer culture. These consumers have grown older, but have not stopped consuming. Based on extensive ... More


The glass consumer: Life in a surveillance society

Dr Susanne Lace (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347350
eISBN:
9781447303831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347350.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

We are all ‘glass consumers’. Organisations know so much about us they can almost see through us. Governments and businesses collect and process our personal information on a massive scale. ... More


Differentiating consumers in professional services: information empowerment and the emergence of the fragmented consumer1

Angus Laing, Gill Hogg, Terry Newholm, and Debbie Keeling

in The consumer in public services: Choice, values and difference

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421814
eISBN:
9781447303725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421814.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter suggests evidence that there is logic to the idea of the fragmentation of healthcare consumers. There is an evident move from a position in which consumers were characterised as passive ... More


Understanding the ‘differentiated consumer’ in public services

Richard Simmons

in The consumer in public services: Choice, values and difference

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421814
eISBN:
9781447303725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421814.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

‘Choice’ and ‘voice’ have become watchwords of current policy and provision in public services. Evidence points to choice serving as an important incentive for promoting quality, efficiency, and ... More


The consumer in social care

Caroline Glendinning

in The consumer in public services: Choice, values and difference

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421814
eISBN:
9781447303725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421814.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The particular characteristics of social care itself may have contributed to the early introduction of consumer-style mechanisms within the sector, ahead of other public services. This chapter first ... More


Conclusion: the consumer in public services

Richard Simmons and Martin Powell

in The consumer in public services: Choice, values and difference

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421814
eISBN:
9781447303725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421814.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

A key focus of this book was to think about the ‘differentiated consumer’ in public services, and what it meant from different perspectives in relation to public services and consumption. This ... More


Conclusion

Ian Rees Jones, Martin Hyde, Christina R. Victor, Richard D. Wiggins, Chris Gilleard, and Paul Higgs

in Ageing in a consumer society: From passive to active consumption in Britain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348821
eISBN:
9781447301431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348821.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This concluding chapter presents an argument that the role of the UK's ageing population in consumer society has been relatively neglected. It emphasises that the trend to earlier retirement, as well ... More


Cohort, generation and time

Ian Rees Jones, Martin Hyde, Christina R. Victor, Richard D. Wiggins, Chris Gilleard, and Paul Higgs

in Ageing in a consumer society: From passive to active consumption in Britain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348821
eISBN:
9781447301431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348821.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter talks about the theoretical underpinnings of the concepts of cohorts, generation, and time, while referencing the work of Mannheim and others. The analysis that is presented in this ... More


Customer-citizenship in modernised social work

John Harris

in Modernising social work: Critical considerations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420060
eISBN:
9781447302827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420060.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter explores the origins of consumerism – in public services generally and social work specifically – in the Conservative governments' reforms of the public sector in the United Kingdom. It ... More


Implementing clinical guidelines: a case study of research in context

George Dowswell and Stephen Harrison

in Shaping Health Policy: Case Study Methods and Analysis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847427588
eISBN:
9781447305576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427588.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Evidence-based medicine has been a formal component of UK health policy since the early 1990s. This chapter presents a case study that refers to the implementation of clinical guidelines in primary ... More


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