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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.

Researching Ageing
Researching ageing
ChristinaVictor, Gerben J.Westerhof and JohnBond
Introduction

Gerontology, the study of ageing, is a challenging, rich and diverse area of scientific enquiry. As this book illustrates, this is characterised by the involvement of a diversity of scientific disciplines drawn from the behavioural, natural and social sciences and one that concerns a range of professional and lay publics. Gerontology poses a plethora of research questions and draws upon a range of diverse methods and theories. Gerontology is characterised by its multidisciplinary approach (see for example the contrasting approaches highlighted by Chapters 24) but increasingly by its interdisciplinary approach (see for example Chapters 9, 10 and 11). Consequently the breadth of topics requires the synthesis and integration of research data derived from a wide range of methodological ...

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