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The need for theory, critical thinking and practice

Angie Ash

in Safeguarding older people from abuse: Critical contexts to policy and practice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447305668
eISBN:
9781447311683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305668.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter makes the case for theory-informed and critically-driven public policy and practice interventions to safeguard older people from abuse. The chapter’s first section sets out the case for ... More


Researching age

Bill Bytheway

in Unmasking age: The significance of age for social research

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426185
eISBN:
9781447304128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426185.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

The aim of much gerontological research is to understand the lived experience of growing older and being old. In this chapter, classic approaches to research in social gerontology and, in particular, ... More


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


Introduction

Misa Izuhara

in Ageing and intergenerational relations: Family reciprocity from a global perspective

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422057
eISBN:
9781447301424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422057.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter introduces the rationale and background, and sets the context to the study of intergenerational relations, drawing analysis from a wide range of expertise within and beyond social ... More


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