Ageing in Society
- John Bond - University of Newcastle, UK
- Sheila M Peace - The Open University
- Freya Dittmann-Kohli - University of Nijmegen, Netherlands
- Gerben Westerhof - University of Nijmegen, Netherlands
This new edition of Ageing in Society has been extensively rewritten and reflects new trends in European gerontology, incorporating recent developments in theory and research from international and interdisciplinary perspectives. The book is in two sections. In the first, contributors provide an overview of key issues in the study of biological, psychological, and social aging. The second section critically examines interdisciplinary perspectives on health, social protection, work and retirement, social relations, environments, cultural images of aging, cognitive aging, and the management of individual lifestyles.
Ageing in Society was developed by the British Society of Gerontology to fulfill the need for an authoritative introduction to social gerontology. As such, it is an ideal resource for students and lecturers in the social and behavioral sciences throughout the UK and Europe, as well as for students and practitioners in health and social care.
This is a very good reading resource for PY2004 DPP level 5.
I really enjoyed reviewing this book and I think it will be a good addition to our resources and one which the students will find easy to use
really useful and contemporary text book
Up to date perspectives and new insights into our worldwide ageing society. Easy to read.
A good theoretical resource for understanding the complex issues of ageing in today's society.
A very useful text for our students studying Caring for Older people and looking at the ageing population. A recommended read.
Superb addition to current clinical reading list and for Health Psychology. Detailed and thorough blending psychosocial issues with biomedical models.
An encompassing applied view of gerontology in an easy access format for students of all levels
A valuable book for people caring for older relatives and those working professionally with older people in social work and pastoral settings, including hospitals and residential care. Older people would also find the book useful to inspire and inform them on their own journeys of ageing.
This is a really useful edition of a book which I first read many years ago. It provides a comprehensive overview of the topic and a good multidisciplinary grounding for students.