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The historical evolution of the third age

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/9781861348821.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter takes a look at the evolution of the ‘third age’ in British society, and traces its growth as a concept and as a social and cultural space. It uses various demographic and historical ... More


Reason and Hope in a Changing World.

Colin Morris

in The Papal Monarchy: The Western Church from 1050 to 1250

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269250
eISBN:
9780191600708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269250.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Disciplined intellectual endeavour developed in the universities such as Paris and Oxford, whence masters (magistri) came to take part in church administration. The Paris theology of about 1200 had ... More


New Strategies Needed as Third Industrial Age Unfolds

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Fixing Inequality in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390625
eISBN:
9789888390373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390625.003.0029
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Many today believe the world has entered the Third Industrial Age, during which technological improvements in robotics and automation will boost productivity and efficiency, implying significant ... More


LATs in the Third Age

Cynthia Grant Bowman

in Living Apart Together: Legal Protections for a New Form of Family

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479891047
eISBN:
9781479874248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479891047.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter summarizes ways in which LAT is proving to be an attractive lifestyle for couples in the “Third Age,” those 65 and older, who are past the age of childrearing and may have retired from ... More


Rethinking agency in late life: structural and interpretive approaches1

Amanda Grenier 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/9781447300908.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Over the course of the 1990s and 2000s, debates focused around the period of the 'fourth age' as a complex socio-cultural construct. These contributions have moved beyond the use of the 'fourth age' ... 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


Old age and the fourth age paradigm

Paul Higgs and Chris Gilleard

in Personhood, Identity and Care in Advanced Old Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447319054
eISBN:
9781447319085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447319054.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter outlines the fourth age paradigm. It argues that later life is increasingly losing its coherence as a unitary stage in the life course. Diversity in the discourses and practices ... More


Generations in ageing Finland: finding your place in the demographic structure

Antti Karisto and Ilkka Haapola

in Population ageing from a lifecourse perspective: Critical and international approaches

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447310716
eISBN:
9781447310730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310716.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Generations are groups of people that were born at the same historical time, that experienced historical events at similar ages, and that consequently developed a shared identity. As a result, the ... More


Understanding health and care

Liz Lloyd

in Health and care in ageing societies: A new international approach

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781861349194
eISBN:
9781447307600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349194.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter focuses on different ways of conceptualising health, care and the lifecourse. It discusses the critiques of biomedicine that have influenced thinking among gerontologists concerning the ... More


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


Setting the Stage

Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon

in Four Last Songs: Aging and Creativity in Verdi, Strauss, Messiaen, and Britten

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226255590
eISBN:
9780226255620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226255620.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Introducing the timeliness of aging and creativity as topics of study today, this orienting chapter outlines the basic issues and perspectives that underpin those that follow, with their stories of ... More


Introduction

Simon Evans

in Community and ageing: Maintaining quality of life in housing with care settings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420718
eISBN:
9781447301905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420718.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter begins by describing two particular forms of housing for later life that have become extremely popular — retirement villages and extra care housing. As growing numbers of older people ... More


Ageing and gender

Chris Gilleard and Paul Higgs

in Social Divisions and Later Life: Difference, Diversity and Inequality

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447338598
eISBN:
9781447338642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338598.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter begins by considering the distinction between sex and gender. The latter constitutes the source of the social division between men and women considered as social beings. It serves as ... More


Retirement

Michael Clarke

in Challenging choices: Ideology, consumerism and policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423986
eISBN:
9781447301622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423986.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses how the unclear marginal status of the retirement group, and the lack of clear expectations, recognition, and rewards that should attend it in the way that they do other ... More


Retirement

Stephen Fineman

in Organizing Age

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199578047
eISBN:
9780191806704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199578047.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter examines the social construction of retirement and its relationship to age and ageing. It first considers how retirement has become fragmented and contentious, citing how pensions and ... More


Intimacy and ageing in late modernity

Torbjörn Bildtgård and Peter Öberg

in Intimacy and Ageing: New Relationships in Later Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447326496
eISBN:
9781447326526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447326496.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter uses central theoretical perspectives to discuss the structural preconditions for late-life intimacy in contemporary Western societies. The chapter discusses the rise of consumer society ... More


Why clothes matter: the role of dress in the everyday lives of older people

Julia Twigg

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/9781447335917.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Dress is part of the material constitution of age, providing as it does the vestimentary envelope that presents the body to the social world. Drawing on a series of empirical studies, this chapter ... More


Ageing and class in a globalised world

Chris Phillipson

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/9781447300588.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

It could be argued that discussions about the role of social class in the lives of older people have occupied a tenuous position in social research into ageing. This might seem a surprising statement ... More


The New Art of Pedagogy: Wisdom Speaking

Donald Phillip Verene

in Knowledge of Things Human and Divine: Vico's New Science and "Finnegans Wake"

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300099584
eISBN:
9780300127935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300099584.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter depicts Vico as being born into the third age of human society, governed by intelligible universals, making it possible only to aspire to acts of heroic mind, not heroic deeds. To arrive ... 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


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