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Ageing, meaning and social structure
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Ageing, meaning and social structure: Connecting critical and humanistic gerontology

Jan Baars, Joseph Dohmen, Amanda Grenier, and Chris Phillipson

Abstract

The volume discusses the interrelationship between critical and humanistic gerontology. It prepares the common ground for these two paradigms that have developed separately with each drawing on their own traditional resources. The purpose of this volume is to explore the extent to which they presuppose and complement each other: as structural analysis and articulations of interpersonal meanings in later life. This general theme is explored with a changing focus on specific themes, such as globalization, the post-traditional society, autonomy and interdependence; interpersonal meanings in agein ... More

Keywords: AGEING, INTERPERSONAL MEANING, SOCIAL STRUCTURE, CRITICAL GERONTOLOGY, HUMANISTIC GERONTOLOGY, AUTONOMY, AGENCY

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781447300908
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447300908.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jan Baars, editor

Joseph Dohmen, editor

Amanda Grenier, editor

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