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Ageing and Later Life

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December 1993 | 384 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Ageing and Later Life reflects the diverse nature of the subject by taking a multidisciplinary approach including literary, historical, sociological, policy, psychological, philosophical and clinical perspectives. This lively and informative book features essays by major authors in the field and includes discussions of: cultural aspects of self-image and identity; current concerns relating to health and well-being; the reality of power and control in the care of older people; concepts and values which shape our understanding of ageing; issues of policy and politics; and historical perspectives on ageing and possibilities for the future.

Ageing and Later Life is a set book for The Open University course K256 An Ageing Society.

 
Introduction
 
PART ONE: PERSONAL ACCOUNTS
Barbara MacDonald
Look Me In the Eye
Maxine Myers
Coming Out of the Age Closet
Bill Bytheway
The Ageing of Mary Berenson
Evan Marsh
Home From Home?
Janet Ford and Ruth Sinclair
Mrs Hatter
Jeremy Seabrook
Mr and Mrs Cosgrove
Agatha Christie
Epilogue to
 
An Autobiography
 
PART TWO: IMAGES AND IDENTITY
Mike Hepworth
Old Age in Crime Fiction
Alan Bennett
A Cream Cracker Under the Settee
Margaret Forster
Have the Men Had Enough?
Kathleen Woodward
The Photographic Image
Gerry Zarb
Ageing with a Disability
Jay Ginn and Sara Arber
Ageing and Cultural Stereotypes of Older Women
Ken Blakemore
Ageing and Ethnicity
 
PART THREE: ILL-HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
Liam Donaldson and Marie Johnson
The Health of Older Asians
Jean Shapiro
Osteoporosis in Women
Elaine Murphy
Depression in Later Life
Tom Kitwood
Frames of Reference for an Understanding of Dementia
Edward M Brecher
Love, Sex and Aging
Melanie Henwood
Age Discrimination in Health Care
 
PART FOUR: INTERVENTION AND THERAPY
Julia Johnson
Does Group Living Work?
Helen Passant
A Holistic Approach in the Ward
Drugs and Therapeutics Bulletin
Elderly People, Their Medicines and Their Doctors
Alison Norman
Assessing Risk
Olive Stevenson
Vulnerable to Abuse
Grainne Sheridan
Baffle Locks
In Whose Best Interest?  
Peter Blackburn
Freedom to Wander
 
PART FIVE: POWER AND CONTROL
Tim Booth
Obstacles to the Development of User-Centred Services
Leonie Kellaher and Sheila Peace
Rest Assured
New Moves in Quality Assurance for Residential Care  
Phyllida Parsloe and Olive Stevenson
A Powerhouse for Change
Empowering Users  
Chris Phillipson
Approaches to Advocacy
Andrew Blaikie
The Pensioners' Movement
Federation, Consolidation, Fragmentation, 1938-48  
Zelda Curtis
On Being a Woman in the Pensioners' Movement
 
PART SIX: CONCEPTS AND VALUES
Julia Johnson and Bill Bytheway
Ageism
Concept and Definition  
Jenny Morris
`Us' and `Them'? Feminist Research, Community Care and Disability
Andrew Sixsmith
Philosophical Perspectives on Quality of Life
David O Moberg
Religion and Aging
Beverley Hughes
Gerontological Approaches to Quality of Life
Michael Bury and Anthea Holme
Measuring Quality of Life
 
PART SEVEN: POLICY AND POLITICS
Roy Parker
Ideology and the Private Sector of Welfare
Robin Means
Housing and Community Care
Paul Johnson, Christoph Conrad and David Thompson
Workers versus Pensioners
Michael Young and Tom Schuller
The New Prospects for Retirement
Alan Walker and Jens Alber
Older People in Europe
Social and Economic Policies  
 
PART EIGHT: PASTS
Mark Abrams
Born 1898
A Brief Group Biography  
Joanna Bornat
Oral History as a Social Movement
Reminiscence and Older People  
John Young and James George
History of Migration to the United Kingdom
Paul Thompson
Glimpses of a Lost History
Robin Means
Social Services for Elderly People
From Beveridge to Thatcher  
Helen Evers
The Historical Development of Geriatric Medicine as a Specialty
George Minois
History of Old Age in Western Culture and Society
 
PART NINE: FUTURES
Russell A Ward
The Politics of Age
Alex Kalache
Ageing in Developing Countries
Has it Got Anything to Do with Us?  
Jill Grigsby
Paths for Future Population Ageing
Alexander King and Bertrand Schneider
Can We Survive the World Revolution?

`An imaginative collection of articles and papers.... It is a real pleasure to recommend this very pleasing collection, which is a welcome addition to any gerontology library, personal or public.' - Baseline

`This book offers a wealth of valuable information together with a collection of fascinating insights into ageing and later life. Although its scope it extremely ambitious, it manages to highlight the most salient aspects of social gerontology and will appeal to readers at all levels in this subject.... In summary, this is an extremely enjoyable and very informative book which should have wide appeal and represents excellent value.' - Update

`From personal accounts to academic treatise, with the thoughtful fiction of Alan Bennett cheek by jowl with commentary on the place of old age in Agatha Christie, one is able to observe the full range of possibility. Image, value, policy, power; these, and other perspectives, are fluidly present. It embraces, then, like the course it supports, a multi-disciplinary approach.... The Open University strikes again.... it has truly been in the production of texts, in respect both of content and presentation, that the Open University has made so significant a mark. The re-designed course, An Ageing Society, not least its accessible reader, is yet another contribution.' - Ageing and Society

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