Current understandings of ageing and diversity are impoverished in three main ways. Firstly, with regards to thinking about what inequalities operate in later life there has been an excessive preoccupation with economic resources. On the other hand, less attention has been paid to cultural norms and values, other resources, wider social processes, political participation and community engagement. Secondly, in terms of thinking about the ‘who’ of inequality, this has so far been limited to a very narrow range of minority populations. Finally, when considering the ‘how’ of inequality, social gerontology’s theoretical analyses remain under-developed. The overall effect of these issues is that social gerontology remains deeply embedded in normative assumptions which serve to exclude a wide range of older people.
Ageing, Diversity and Equality aims to challenge and provoke the above described normativity and offer an alternative approach which highlights the heterogeneity and diversity of ageing, associated inequalities and their intersections.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
PART ONE: GENDER
Introduction to Part One Sue Westwood
Chapter 2 Socio-economic inequalities in later life: the role of gender
Chapter 3 Gender, (in)equality, and the body in later life
Laura Hurd Clarke
Chapter 4 Gender and the social imaginary of the fourth age.
Chris Gilleard and Paul Higgs
Chapter 5 Ageing without children, gender and social justice
Chapter 6 Trans/gender variant ageing and inequality
Jenny-Anne Bishop and Sue Westwood
PART TWO: SEXUALITIES
Introduction to Part Two Sue Westwood
Chapter 7 Older lesbians, ageing and equality
Chapter 8 Gay men and ageing
Mark Hughes and Peter Robinson
Chapter 9 Bisexuality and ageing: Striving for social justice
Chapter 10 Heterosexual ageing: Interrogating the taken-for-granted norm
PART THREE: CULTURE, ETHNICTY AND RELIGION
Introduction to Part Three Sue Westwood
Chapter 11 Ethnicity, race and care in older age: what can a social justice framework offer?
Chapter 12 Migration, ageing and social inclusion
Chapter 13 Older Migrants: Inequalities of ageing from a transnational perspective
Chapter 14 Ageing, Religion and (in)equality
PART FOUR: DISABILITIES, LONG-TERM CONDITIONS AND CARE
Introduction to Part Four Sue Westwood
Chapter 15 Ageing with a physical disability and/or long-term health condition
Sue Westwood and Nicola Carey
Chapter 16 The intersectionality of intellectual disability and ageing
Chapter 17 Ageing with HIV
Dana Rosenfeld, Damien Ridge and Jose Catalan
Chapter 18 Older people and deficiencies in the formal care system: Equality and rights
PART FIVE: SPATIALITY
Introduction to Part Five Sue Westwood
Chapter 19 Ageing and spatial equality
Chapter 20 Rural ageing and equality
Vanessa Burholt, Paula Foscarini-Craggs and Bethan Winter
Chapter 21 Ageing in the workplace
Chapter 22 Ageing in prison
Sue Westwood is a socio-legal and social gerontological scholar, working as a consultant academic and as Lecturer in Law, York Law School, University of York, UK.