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Ageing in Society

Ageing in Society

Third Edition
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February 2007 | 384 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`Ageing in Society brings forth exciting new questions, fresh perspectives, and a necessary critical approach to key issues - this is indeed an authoritative introduction. The authors not only have made significant contributions to gerontology, but offer the reader considerations for what could be, not just what is, the design of old age in society. The book will inform students in ways that so many texts in the area, satisfied with comfortable bromides, do not' - Jaber Gubrium, Editor of Journal of Aging Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia

`This completely revised Third Edition of Ageing in Society presents one of the most comprehensive pictures of ageing today. Emphasising the dual processes of ageing societies and the experience of ageing, the book offers the reader - student or researcher alike - cogent discussions of the most up to date perspectives and evidence available. The contributors are all leading experts in their fields - comprising a range of important disciplines as they apply to ageing. Ageing in Society is a cutting edge text on one of the most important subjects facing the modern world - a must for all students of ageing' - Mike Bury, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of London

`The Third Edition of the comprehensive textbook Ageing in Society extends its scope to include continental Europe, allowing broader as well as deeper insights into recent trends in gerontology. Gerontologists and practitioners are urged not to stop reading before they have reached the insightful last chapter "Ageing into the future"!' - Professor Dorly Deeg, Editor-in-Chief European Journal of Ageing

The Third Edition of this popular and widely-used text provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of ageing, exploring the key theories, concepts and methods which the behavioural and social sciences contribute to the subject.

Thoroughly revised and updated, Ageing in Society reflects new trends in gerontology, incorporating recent developments in theory and research as well as major international and interdisciplinary perspectives. A new chapter on cognitive ageing has been added and key themes, such as social protection, retirement, health and illness, and cultural images of old age are also critically examined.

Ageing in Society was developed by the British Society of Gerontology to fulfil the need for an authoritative introduction to social gerontology. As such, it is an ideal resource for students and lecturers in the social and behavioural sciences, as well as for students and practitioners in health and social care.

Sheila Peace, Freya Dittmann-Kohli, Gerben J Westerhof and John Bond
The Ageing World
Rudi GJ Westendorp and Thomas BL Kirkwood
The Biology of Ageing
Alfons Marcoen, Peter G Coleman and Ann O'Hanlon
Psychological Ageing
Chris Phillipson and Jan Baars
Social Theory and Social Ageing
Christina Victor, Gerben J. Westerhof and John Bond
Researching Ageing
John Bond and Gregorio Rodriguez Cabrero
Health and Dependency in Later Life
Gerhard Naegele and Alan Walker
Social Protections
Incomes, Poverty and the Reform of Pension Systems

Harald K nemund & Franz Kolland
Work and Retirement
Janet Askham, Dieter Ferring and Giovanni Lamura
Personal Relationships in Later Life
Sheila M. Peace, Hans-Werner Wahl, Heidrun Mollenkopf and Frank Oswald
Environment and Ageing
Gerben J. Westerhof & Emmanuelle Tulle
Meanings of Ageing and Old Age
Discursive Contexts, Social Attitudes and Personal Identities

Ralf Th. Krampe & Lynn McInnes
Competence and Cognition
Freya Dittmann-Kohli and Daniela Jopp
Self and Life Management
Wholesome Knowledge for the Third Age

John Bond, Freya Dittmann-Kohli, Gerben J Westerhof and Sheila Peace
Ageing into the Future

This is a really useful edition of a book which I first read many years ago. It provides a comprehensive overview of the topic and a good multidisciplinary grounding for students.

Miss Sarah Housden
Division of Health, University Campus Suffolk
December 9, 2013

A very good book, students are able to have a clearer understanding of the ageing process

HIGHER EDUCATION, Canterbury College
November 13, 2013

We are using this as part of our Human Growth and Development course and have found it to be a nice addition to our course materials

Ms Leigh Rauhala
Degree Programme in Social Services, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
March 23, 2013

The text brings together multiple aspects of ageing in a comprehensive and understandable way. The book is perfect for both students and early researchers to gain an insight into the multi-faceted domain of ageing.  

Miss Gemma Wilson
School of Social Sciences and Law, University of Teesside
April 2, 2012

An excellent book tackling many pertinent issues. I have recommended it to my honours year students.

Dr Diane Willis
School of Social and Health Sciences, University of Abertay, Dundee
March 13, 2012

excellent book that addresses the key ideas in relation to ageing and ageing within contemporary society. fantastic as a teaching aid and novice PHD researchers as it gives so much guidance

Mrs Karen Wild
Nursing , Keele University
July 16, 2011

This text explores the aging from many different aspects such as biological, psychological and social taking relationships and research consideration. It is an excellent foundation and progressive book for any nursing course.

Mrs Jillian Taylor
School of Health in Social Science, Edinburgh University
February 22, 2011

I really appreciate the newly added international perspectives and hope to see this wider vision refelected in my students written work.

Ms Sally Beckwith
Faculty of Health & Social Care, London South Bank University
November 12, 2010

This is an ideal book to introduce undergrads to theoretical concepts of ageing and how these are incorporated and interpreted by the wider society. I am adopting this as a supplemental book to a general sociology course, as an example of a social group's hetrogeneity. This book provides a good chapter explaining the demographics of the ageing population, and explores by individually authored chapters, issues relating to theory, research, work, relationships, environment and cognition; and then concludes with a chapter examining 'ageing into the future'. I would recommend this as an essential read for anybody undertaking sociology modules with content specifically concerning ageing and older people.

Mrs Julie Peet
SSPSSR, University of Kent
June 17, 2010

Plenty of relevant material here so a good general read.

Dr Vivienne Walkup
School of Education, Derby University
April 15, 2010

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