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The Resource Aging in twentieth-century Britain, Charlotte Greenhalgh

Aging in twentieth-century Britain, Charlotte Greenhalgh

Label
Aging in twentieth-century Britain
Title
Aging in twentieth-century Britain
Statement of responsibility
Charlotte Greenhalgh
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book provides the first comprehensive study of the emotional, social, institutional, family, embodied and narrated lives of older people across twentieth century Britain. It demonstrates not just that older lives matter historically but also that old age is itself historically contingent and has been actively constituted in tandem with particular welfare and medical discourses. It also offers important insights into the ways in which social scientists constituted the topics of their research through their need to extrapolate from experience to abstraction, for the purposes of policy recommendation. In fact, it suggests the near impossibility of the task that social science set itself in this period: to respect individual experience while moving beyond it. Finally, the book feeds into broader historiographical discussions concerning the relationship between the 'expert' and 'experience' in this period. Returning to the data generated alongside the resulting analysis, Greenhalgh places the understandings--and lived experiences--of individuals within this broad age category center stage in a way that is both moving and intellectually enlightening"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983-
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Greenhalgh, Charlotte
Dewey number
305.260941
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Berkeley series in British studies
Series volume
12
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Older people
Label
Aging in twentieth-century Britain, Charlotte Greenhalgh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : aging and twentieth-century Britain -- Experts and the elderly : social research on old age -- Talking with Peter Townsend : elderly Britons at home -- Into the institution : residential care for the aged -- "Making the best of my appearance" : grooming in old age -- Games with time : autobiography and aging
Control code
on1022075373
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 262 pages
Isbn
9780520298798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1022075373
Label
Aging in twentieth-century Britain, Charlotte Greenhalgh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : aging and twentieth-century Britain -- Experts and the elderly : social research on old age -- Talking with Peter Townsend : elderly Britons at home -- Into the institution : residential care for the aged -- "Making the best of my appearance" : grooming in old age -- Games with time : autobiography and aging
Control code
on1022075373
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 262 pages
Isbn
9780520298798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1022075373

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