Key Concepts in Social Gerontology (Sage Key Concepts Series)

Key Concepts in Social Gerontology (Sage Key Concepts Series)

By: Judith E. Phillips (author), Kristine J. Ajrouch (author), Sarah Hillcoat-Nalletamby (author)Hardback

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Social gerontology is a new and dynamic field reflecting the increasing interest in ageing across the world. This book provides a readily accessible guide to well established and contested issues, as well as new concepts emerging through cutting edge research in the discipline. The entries give concise, lucid knowledge on what constitutes the 'building blocks' of social gerontology and sets out a clear review of the core concepts, both classic and emerging, in this subject area. Each concept is explored in terms of its: * History * Application * Usefulness to theory and research * Significance in practice They go beyond simple definition of the concepts to look at how each issue has shaped the discipline of social gerontology today. This book is authored by social gerontologists from the UK and the USA. Together they present an interdisciplinary perspective and reflect a global approach to the presentation of key concepts in social gerontology. Judith Phillips is Professor of Gerontology and Social Work at Swansea University, Wales Kristine Ajrouch is Associate Professor of Sociology at Eastern Michigan University Sarah Hillcoat-Nalletamby is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at Swansea University, Wales

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Judith Phillips is Professor of Gerontology at Swansea University and director of the Older People and Ageing Research and Development Network in Wales (OPAN Cymru). Judith is a qualified social worker and has worked in statutory residential and field settings, specialising in work with older adults. Following a geography degree at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Judith went on to study at Stockholm University, Jesus College Oxford and UEA, Norwich, where she worked as a researcher and a lecturer before joining the Centre for Social Gerontology at the University of Keele in 1993. She returned to Wales in 2004 to set up the Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Ageing (now the Centre for Innovative Ageing) at Swansea University. She is also currently the Director of the Research Institute for Applied Social Sciences at Swansea University. Dr. Ajrouch is an Adjunct Associate Research Professor in the Life Course Development Program. Her research interests include matters of social relations and aging, with emphasis on gender, race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status. She recently completed a study, funded by the National Institute of Aging, which examined issues of social relations and health among Arab American elders. Dr Sarah Hillcoat-Nalletamby is Professor of Public Health and Policy Studies at Swansea University.


Introduction Advocacy Age Integration Ageing Ageing in Place Ageism Ambivalence Assisted Living Bereavement Biographical Approaches Care Care Management Civic Engagement Cohort Convoy Theory Cultural Ideals Death and Dying Dementia Disability Elder Mistreatment/Abuse Environmental Gerontology Ethnicity Euthanasia Family Relations Filial Responsibility Frailty Gender Generations Gerontology Global Ageing Housing Independence Intergenerational Practice Life-Course Perspective Lifelong Learning Loneliness Long-Term Care Longevity Palliative Care Pensions Population Ageing Quality of Life Religion/Spirituality Retirement Social Exclusion Social Relations Social Support Social Theories of Ageing Successful Ageing Third and Fourth Ages Triple Jeopardy

Product Details

  • publication date: 18/03/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781412922715
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9781412922715
  • weight: 440
  • ISBN10: 1412922712

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