When Strangers Become Family The Role of Civil Society in Addressing the Needs of Aging Populations
Age and the Reach of Sociological Imagination Power, Ideology and the Life Course
By Ronald Angel, Verónica Montes-de-Oca Zavala
September 23, 2021
As the 21st Century unfolds, the traditional welfare state that evolved during the 20th Century faces serious threats to the solidarity that social programs were meant to strengthen. The rise of populist and nationalist parties reflects the decline of a sense of belonging and inclusiveness that ...
By Dale Dannefer
August 10, 2021
Dominant cultural narratives tend to treat aging and human development as self-contained individual matters – bound by fixed biological processes that are imagined to be "natural", and largely independent of individual experience and social context. Our understandings of age are thus boxed in and ...
Edited By Pat Armstrong, Hugh Armstrong
September 30, 2019
Nursing homes are where some of the most vulnerable live and work. In too many homes, the conditions of work make it difficult to make care as good as it can be. For the last eight years an international team from Germany, Sweden, Norway, the UK, the US and Canada have been searching for promising ...
By Carroll L. Estes, with Nicholas B. DiCarlo
April 24, 2019
This provocative, intellectually charged treatise serves as a concise introduction to emancipatory gerontology, examining multiple dimensions of persistent and hotly debated topics around aging, the life course, the roles of power, politics and partisanship, culture, economics, and communications. ...