The Third Edition of this popular and widely-used text provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of aging, exploring the key behavioral and social science theories, concepts, and methods.
This new edition of Ageing in Society has been extensively rewritten and reflects new trends in European gerontology, incorporating recent developments in theory and research from international and interdisciplinary perspectives. The book is in two sections. In the first, contributors provide an overview of key issues in the study of biological, psychological, and social aging. The second section critically examines interdisciplinary perspectives on health, social protection, work and retirement, social relations, environments, cultural images of aging, cognitive aging, and the management of individual lifestyles.
Ageing in Society was developed by the British Society of Gerontology to fulfill the need for an authoritative introduction to social gerontology. As such, it is an ideal resource for students and lecturers in the social and behavioral sciences throughout the UK and Europe, as well as for students and practitioners in health and social care.
- Chapter 1: The Ageing World
- Chapter 2: The Biology of Ageing
- Chapter 3: Psychological Ageing
- Chapter 4: Social Theory and Social Ageing
- Chapter 5: Researching Ageing
- Chapter 6: Health and Dependency in Later Life
- Chapter 7: Social Protection: Incomes, Poverty and the Reform of Pension Systems
- Chapter 8: Work and Retirement
- Chapter 9: Personal Relationships in Later Life
- Chapter 10: Environment and Ageing
- Chapter 11: Meanings of Ageing and Old Age: Discursive Contexts, Social Attitudes and Personal Identities
- Chapter 12: Competence and Cognition
- Chapter 13: Self and Life Management: Wholesome Knowledge for the Third Age
- Chapter 14: Ageing into the Future