1st Edition

Dependency and Interdependency in Old Age Theoretical Perspectives and Policy Alternatives

Edited By Chris Phillipson, Miriam Bernard, Patricia Strang Copyright 1986

    Originally published in 1986, Dependency and Interdependency in Old Age presents papers from the British Society of Gerontology annual conference in 1985. The areas covered include: the sociology of ageing, methodological issues, evaluations of service provision, ethnographies of growing old, historical studies and political perspectives on ageing. A creative dialogue between the proponents of these themes was urgently needed at the time and it was hoped that this volume would stimulate such a discussion.

    Editor’s Introduction.  Prologue: Social and Political Goals for an Ageing Society Maggie Kuhn  Part One: The Social Construction of Dependency  1. Challenges and Opportunities of an Ageing Society Gunhild O. Hagestad  2. The Politics of Ageing in America Carroll L. Estes  3. The Politics of Ageing in Britain Alan Walker  4. Political Economy as a Perspective in the Analysis of Old Age John Bond  5. Structured Dependency Revisited Graham Fennell  6. What Do Dependency Measures Measure? Challenging Assumptions G. Clare Wenger  7. New Lifestyles in Old Age? Mike Featherstone and Mike Hepworth  8. Towards an Anatomy of Ageism: Society, Social Policy and the Elderly Between the Wars Andrew Blaikie and john Macnicol  Part Two: Responses to Dependency  9. Ageism, Encouragement and Reassurance in Pre-Retirement Education Alastair Weir  10. Ageism Awareness Training: A Model for Group Work Catherin Itzin  11. ‘By’ the Community: An Ideological Response to the Crisis in the Welfare State Janet Henderson  12. Community Care and Elderly People: One-Way Traffic? John Harris and Des Kelly  13. Who Cares for the Elderly? Family Care Provision and Receipt of Statutory Services Maria Evandrou, Sara Arber, Angela Dale and G. Nigel Gilbert  14. Responses to Dependency: Reciprocity Affect and Power in Family Relationships Hazel Qureshi  15. American Experiments to Substitute Homes for Institutional Long-Term Care: Policy Logic and Evaluation Bleddyn Davies  16. How Effective are Benefits Take-Up Campaigns with Elderly People? Christina Victor  17. Phased Retirement in Western Europe Frank Laczko  18. Institutional Regimes and Resident Outcomes in Homes for the Elderly Tim Booth  19. Confusional States in Elderly Persons’ Home Residents: A Process of Label Acquisition Alex Murdock  20. Away from Institutional Dependence: Towards a More Resident Orientated Environment Stella Dixon  21. The Dependency Characteristics of Older People in Long-Term Institutional Care D. Ann Atkinson, John Bond and Barbara A. Gregson  22. The Paying Patient: Customer or Commodity: Surveying Private Nursing Homes for the Elderly Linda Challis and Helen Bartlett  23. The Assessment of Depression in Elderly People by Non-Clinicians Catherine Thompson  24. Peer Health Counselling: A Way of Countering Dependency? Miriam Bernard and Vera Ivers  Part Three: Experiences of Growing Old  25. Missing Out: Labour Market and Late Working Life Experiences as Factors in Old Age Dependency Phil Lyon  26. Making Way: The Disengagement of Older Workers Bill Bytheway  27. Understanding the ‘Management’ of Everyday Living: A Study Based on the Life History of a Group of Older People in Leeds Silvana di Gregorio  28. Independence and Home in Later Life Andrew J. Sixsmith  29. Me Darby, You Joan! Dorothy Jerrome  30. Negotiation and Control: A Perspective on Values in Later Life Robert Elmore.  Details of Contributors.


    Chris Phillipson, Miriam Bernard and Patricia Strang