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Social Perspectives on Ageing and Later Life


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This series publishes scholarly monographs and edited volumes concerned with the social aspects of ageing and later life, with particular emphasis on issues such as social exclusion and the lived environment, poverty, health and illness, access to services, the family, connectedness and independence, as well as work centred on research methods in relation to ageing.

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Ageing, Austerity, and Neoliberalism Lived Experiences of Older People in a De-Industrialised Town

Ageing, Austerity, and Neoliberalism: Lived Experiences of Older People in a De-Industrialised Town

1st Edition

By Amy Jones
December 22, 2023

This book explores how neoliberalism and austerity have affected older people living within a deindustrialised town, utilising a Foucauldian approach and an ethnographic methodology. It seeks to bridge the gap between high sociological theory and a research focus upon older people. The link between...

Ageing and COVID-19 Making Sense of a Disrupted World

Ageing and COVID-19: Making Sense of a Disrupted World

1st Edition

Edited By Maria Łuszczyńska, Marvin Formosa
September 25, 2023

The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license. This volume presents a range of research approaches to the exploration of ageing during a pandemic situation. One of the...

Ageing as a Social Challenge Individual, Family and Social Aspects in Poland

Ageing as a Social Challenge: Individual, Family and Social Aspects in Poland

1st Edition

By Maria Łuszczyńska
September 25, 2023

The Introduction chapter of this book is available for free in PDF format as Open Access from the individual product page at www.routledge.com. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license. With a focus on the case of Poland, where an ...

Shaping Ageing Social Transformations and Enduring Meanings

Shaping Ageing: Social Transformations and Enduring Meanings

1st Edition

Edited By Adriana Teodorescu, Dan Chiribucă
September 25, 2023

This volume examines the manifold, often contradictory, aspects of ageing, considering the ways in which contemporary social transformations affect the experience, conception, interpretation, and representation of ageing. Thematically arranged, it brings together the latest scholarly work from ...

Well-being In Later Life The Notion of Connected Autonomy

Well-being In Later Life: The Notion of Connected Autonomy

1st Edition

Edited By Linda J. Garcia, Louise Bélanger-Hardy, Jeffrey W. Jutai, Maria Łuszczyńska
December 30, 2022

Advancing the notion of connected autonomy, and highlighting the importance of interdisciplinary research in the development of this novel concept, this volume explores the possibility of maintaining the freedom to make one’s own decisions in later life, while also remaining connected to others – ...

Older Women in Europe A Human Rights-Based Approach

Older Women in Europe: A Human Rights-Based Approach

1st Edition

Edited By Isabella Paoletti
September 30, 2022

This book is about older women’s strength, freedom, tenacity, determination, resilience, independence, social and political involvement and, in particular, it is about re-imagining ageing. Older women represent the great majority of older people. The book describes instances of age and gender ...

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