The book presents a carefully crafted study of ageing in Ireland, one of the countries hardest hit by the Eurozone financial crisis. Providing a close, critical analysis of ageing and social policy that draws directly on the perspectives of older people, the text makes significant advances in framing alternatives to austerity-driven government policy and neoliberalism, giving a refreshing interdisciplinary account of contemporary ageing.
Kieran Walsh is Senior Research Fellow at Project Lifecourse and Deputy Director of the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, National University of Ireland Galway. Gemma M. Carney is a lecturer in social policy and ageing at the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, Queen's University Belfast. Aine Ni Leime is a Marie Curie Fellow, and Research Fellow at Project Lifecourse and the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, National University of Ireland Galway.
Foreword ~ Alan Walker; Introduction: social policy and ageing through austerity ~ Kieran Walsh, Gemma M. Carney and Aine Ni Leime; Contextualising ageing in Ireland ~ Sheelah Connolly; Citizenship in an age of austerity: towards a constructive politics of ageing ~ Gemma M. Carney; Active ageing: social participation and volunteering in later life ~ Aine Ni Leime and Sheelah Connolly; Pension provision, gender, ageing and work in Ireland ~ Aine Ni Leime, Nata Duvvury and Aoife Callan Interrogating the 'age-friendly community' in austerity: myths, realities and the influence of place context ~ Kieran Walsh; Reframing policy for dementia in Ireland ~ Eamon O'Shea, Suzanne Cahill and Maria Pierce; Between inclusion and exclusion in later life ~ Thomas Scharf and Kieran Walsh; Conclusion: beyond austerity: critical issues for future policy ~ Gemma M. Carney, Kieran Walsh and Aine Ni Leime; Afterword: Austerity policies and new forms of solidarity ~ Chris Phillipson.
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