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This groundbreaking book provides comprehensive treatment of the political economy of aging by a scholar widely credited as the founder and key thinker of this field in the US and internationally. The body of work presented in this volume, in developing this critical perspective, aims to contribute to the understanding of old age and aging in the context of problems and issues of the larger social order in the world's most advanced capitalist nation, the U.S.A.. Since Estes' first writing on the political economy of aging in 1979, there has been growing recognition and incorporation of her critical perspective as one of the major paradigms in the field of aging.
Chapter 2: Critical Perspectives on Aging
Critical Perspectives on Aging
As interest in social policy and the aging of the population has intensified in Europe and the United States in the past decade, old age and aging have been constructed and regarded as a problem of the welfare state. The policy focus of Western industrialized nations has centered on the role of the welfare state ...