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The re-medicalisation of later life

Robin Means

in Critical perspectives on ageing societies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348906
eISBN:
9781447302001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348906.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter draws on both historical and contemporary perspectives to highlight the ways in which present government policies are creating a re-medicalisation of later life that is to the detriment ... More


Gerontologists and older people

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/9781847426185.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

The relationship between gerontologists and older people are often characterised by the ‘us and them’ syndrome. Thus there have been moves to promote ‘participative research’ through projects in ... More


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