Key Concepts in Social Gerontology
- Judith E Phillips - Swansea University, UK
- Kristine J Ajrouch - Eastern Michigan University, USA
- Sarah Hillcoat-Nalletamby - Swansea University, UK
SAGE Key Concepts series
"I welcome this book's refreshing approach to developing an understanding of fifty major concepts being employed in social gerontology. Far from a dictionary, the concepts are portrayed as complex, and conflicting definitions and usages are both noted and evaluated. The joint UK-US authorship promotes a much needed international approach to the field—something all too lacking in most American textbooks and theoretical articles. Each article includes a (necessarily selective) set of references, and cross-references to other concepts included in the book. Readers might enjoy a 'follow the cross-reference' adventure, which will situate each concept in a set of related concepts at the same, a broader, or a narrower level. Moreover, the coverage and evaluation of the concepts is right at the current leading edge in a rapidly moving field."
—Victor Marshall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Social gerontology is a new and dynamic field reflecting the increasing interest in aging across the world. This book provides a readily accessible guide to well established and contested issues, as well as new concepts emerging through cutting edge research in the discipline.
The entries give concise, lucid knowledge on what constitutes the 'building blocks' of social gerontology and sets out a clear review of the core concepts, both classic and emerging, in this subject area.
Each concept is explored in terms of its:
- Usefulness to theory and research
- Significance in practice
They go beyond simple definition of the concepts to look at how each issue has shaped the discipline of social gerontology today.
This book is authored by social gerontologists from the UK and the USA. Together they present an interdisciplinary perspective and reflect a global approach to the presentation of key concepts in social gerontology.
This book is an excellent resource which is easy to navigate through and will be a good edition to our learning resources.
It will be an excellent addition to our course
I love the 'key concepts' series and the Social Gerontology text is an excellent reference for new undergrads in gerontology. I use it in my introductory graduate class as well. Serves students well throughout their academic career.
Very useful and interesting book. Topical and up to date issues relating to real world issues for the older person
Useful for those wishing to study gerontology in more detail
This is a good book that covers many Gerontological topics. The material presented within each chapter is intended to lead others to further their reading and knowledge. The research presented is up to date and sound. Material is easy to read and is a course reader for a Health and Welbeing module: Growing Older, offered at the University of Winchester.
clear contemporary and ideal for post and pre registrants for nursing and social work.
the key concepts are clearly addressed.
Good background reading for nursing students considering care of the older person
Material provides excellent grounding in topic