Ageing, Community, and Neoliberal Governance (Routledge Advances in Sociology)

Ageing, Community, and Neoliberal Governance (Routledge Advances in Sociology)

By: Buck Rosenberg (author)Hardback

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As the social and economic pressures of an ageing population mount - combined with the neo-liberal state's retreat from its social welfare obligations - industrial societies are shifting the costs of ageing onto individuals themselves. Senior citizens are increasingly required to take personal responsibility for their own retirement and ageing, through private pensions, personal fitness regimes, and maintaining or growing social and community networks. This book explores the neo-liberal discourse of "active ageing," including how and by whom it is generated and disseminated.

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Buck Rosenberg is McArthur Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropology at the University of Melbourne.


Introduction. Part One: Promotion of Neo-liberal Active Ageing 1. The State and Active Ageing 2. Experts, Popular Media and Neo-liberal Discipline 3. Retirement Industries, Consumption and Active Ageing Part Two: Sites of Active and In-active Ageing 4. The Home and Social Isolation 5. Seniors' Centres and Community Participation 6. Retirement Villages, Privatisation and Neo-liberal Subjects

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  • publication date: 22/12/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781138790698
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9781138790698
  • ISBN10: 1138790699

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