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Progress in gerontology: where are we going now?

Tony Warnes and Judith Phillips

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/9781861348906.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter reviews progress in critical gerontology from a British perspective. Drawing on an examination of the first 25 years of the journal Ageing and Society, together with a case study of the ... More


Towards a new sociology of ageing: from structured dependency to critical gerontology

Chris Phillipson

in Fighting poverty, inequality and injustice: A manifesto inspired by Peter Townsend

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427151
eISBN:
9781447302353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427151.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter assesses Peter's role as the founder in the UK of the sociology of ageing and his influence on the development of critical gerontology. It notes that the article published in the first ... More


Critical perspectives on ageing societies

Miriam Bernard and Thomas Scharf

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/9781861348906.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

It is an interest in ageing with explicit critical gerontological focus that provides a unique set of understandings about ageing and later life in the 21st century. This chapter describes critical ... More


Narratives as agents of social change: a new direction for narrative gerontologists

Ruth E. Ray

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/9781861348906.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Drawing on ethnographic studies with older adults, as well as the work of feminists from different disciplines, this chapter presents a compelling argument for the need for ‘age research’ to include ... More


Introduction

Jan Baars and Chris Phillipson

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447300908
eISBN:
9781447307822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300908.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter introduces the issue that will be discussed in the chapters of the volume: the interrelationship between critical and humanistic gerontology. The volume prepares the common ground for ... More


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

Jan Baars, Joseph Dohmen, Amanda Grenier, and Chris Phillipson (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447300908
eISBN:
9781447307822
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300908.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

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 ... More


Social class in later life: Power, identity and lifestyle

Marvin Formosa and Paul Higgs

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447300588
eISBN:
9781447310945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300588.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Social class in Later Life: Power, Identity and Lifestyle advances contemporary debates on class dynamics in later life. Focusing attention on various spheres of class analysis, it provides the most ... More


Introduction

Marvin Formosa and Paul Higgs

in Social class in later life: Power, identity and lifestyle

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447300588
eISBN:
9781447310945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300588.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Social class is a critical factor influencing how people experience later life, and, in particular, the quality of lives they lead. Nevertheless, the sociology of class is firmly located in, and ... More


Introduction

Stephen Katz

in Ageing in Everyday Life: Materialities and Embodiments

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447335917
eISBN:
9781447335955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447335917.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter introduces the book and the historical background of and current relationship between ageing and everyday studies. It reviews relevant literature leading up to the explanation of the ... More


Ageing in Everyday Life: Materialities and Embodiments

Stephen Katz (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447335917
eISBN:
9781447335955
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447335917.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This book is a timely collection of interdisciplinary and critical chapters about the fields of ageing studies and the sociology of everyday life as broadly conceived to explore the meaningful ... More


An introduction to human rights and dementia

Suzanne Cahill

in Dementia and Human Rights

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447331377
eISBN:
9781447331391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447331377.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter provides an introduction to the topic of human rights and dementia. It briefly traces the history of the human rights movement and discusses the significance of the UN Declaration on ... More


Justice between generations: the recent history of an idea

Harry R. Moody

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/9781861348906.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Picking up the issues raised about critical gerontology in general, this chapter explores these issues from a North American vantage point: highlighting how anxiety about population ageing arises ... More


Afterword. Relational entanglements: ageing, materialities and embodiments

Kim Sawchuk

in Ageing in Everyday Life: Materialities and Embodiments

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447335917
eISBN:
9781447335955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447335917.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter reviews the contributions of the book’s research to critical ageing studies, along with identifying key questions for further research.


The changing significance of social class in later life

Paul Higgs and Marvin Formosa

in Social class in later life: Power, identity and lifestyle

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447300588
eISBN:
9781447310945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300588.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

The view that social class in old age was an epiphenomenon of earlier points in the life course has become less tenable as an explanation of class relationships in the retired population. The ... More


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