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  • Intergenerational Mobilities

    Relationality, age and lifecourse

    Edited by Lesley Murray, Susan Robertson

    Drawing from work on mobilities and geographies of the lifecourse this collection is concerned with the ways in which age, as a relational concept, is constructed and played out in mobile urban space. With studies of ageing and mobility often focusing on discrete age groups, most notably children…

    Hardback – 2016-10-21 

  • Diverse Perspectives on Aging in a Changing World

    Edited by Gillian Joseph

    Focusing on under-researched aspects of social, economic and political change, this volume offers fresh insights into aging, older people and their families. It combines an international and interdisciplinary approach. Chapters explore the contexts in which family roles,…

    Hardback – 2016-10-18 
    Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare

  • Illegal Drug Use Through The Lifecourse

    A Study Of 'Hidden' Older Users

    By David Moxon, Jaime Waters

    ’Hidden’ older illegal drug users are a seldom researched group; most research on illegal drug users instead focusses on the young or the institutionalised. To counter this trend, this book reports on a study of current 'hidden' users of illegal drugs aged 40 and over. These are individuals who…

    Hardback – 2016-10-18 

  • A New Ethic of 'Older'

    Subjectivity, Surgery and Self-Stylization

    By Bridget Garnham

    Through its themes of subjectivity, surgery and self-stylisation this book critically examines the cultural constraints and incitements that shape the practice of cosmetic surgery by older people. The book problematizes anti-ageing discourses to provide a nuanced descriptive, ethical and political…

    Hardback – 2016-10-11 
    Routledge Key Themes in Health and Society

  • Gerontology: The Basics

    By Harry R Moody, Jennifer Sasser

    Gerontology: The Basics is a vibrant and compelling introduction to the human aging process. Examining the complex issues which surround the study of adult development and aging in a clear and accessible way, it introduces the reader to the socially constructed life-course stages of mid- and…

    Paperback – 2016-09-30 
    The Basics

  • The Social Basis of Community Care (Routledge Revivals)

    By Martin Bulmer

    Care for the elderly, disabled and mentally-ill within and by the community forms a vital part of current social policy. Martin Bulmer argues that this policy is inadequately thought out and rests on a series of poorly founded sociological assumptions. As a result there is a vacuum at the heart of…

    Paperback – 2016-09-28 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Social Death

    Questioning the life-death boundary

    Edited by Jana Kralova, Tony Walter

    Social death occurs when the social existence of a person or group ceases. With an individual, it can occur before or after physical death. Scholars in a wide range of disciplines have applied the concept to very diverse issues – including genocide, slavery, dementia, hospitalisation, and…

    Hardback – 2016-09-22 
    Contemporary Issues in Social Science

  • Digital Media Usage Across the Life Course

    Edited by Paul G. Nixon, Rajash Rawal, Andreas Funk

    New York Times columnist, Thomas Friedman declared the modern age in which we live as the ’age of distraction’ in 2006. The basis of his argument was that technology has changed the ways in which our minds function and our capacity to dedicate ourselves to any particular task. Others assert that…

    Hardback – 2016-07-11
    Routledge Key Themes in Health and Society

  • Television News and the Elderly

    Broadcast Managers' Attitudes Toward Older Adults

    By Michael L. Hilt

    This concise survey investigates the television general managers’ and news directors’ attitudes towards the elderly in the United States. Originally published in 1997, it raises important issues of ageing in relation to the media with specific focus on the older viewer’s status as a viewing…

    Paperback – 2016-07-06
    Routledge Library Editions: Television

  • Learning in Later Life

    Challenges for Social Work and Social Care

    By Trish Hafford-Letchfield

    Within the UK and Europe, government legislation and policies concerned with demography have asserted a paradigmatic shift towards the increased engagement of older people with public services. The philosophy of user involvement and co-production within these contexts has become integral to finding…

    Hardback – 2016-06-30
    Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

  • Older Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Adults

    Identities, intersections and institutions

    By Andrew King

    Andrew King is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Surrey, UK and co-editor of Sociological Objects: Reconfigurations of Social Theory.…

    Hardback – 2016-06-10

  • International and Interdisciplinary Insights into Evidence and Policy

    Edited by Linda Hantrais, Ashley Thomas Lenihan, Susanne MacGregor

    Contributors to this highly original book address the many questions raised by researchers and policymakers about the complex and often uneasy relationship between evidence and policy from an international and interdisciplinary perspective. They explore both the institutions acting as evidence…

    Hardback – 2016-05-04
    Contemporary Issues in Social Science

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