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Rethinking old age : theorising the fourth age, Paul Higgs and Chris Gilleard

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Rethinking old age : theorising the fourth age
Title
Rethinking old age
Title remainder
theorising the fourth age
Statement of responsibility
Paul Higgs and Chris Gilleard
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
With the aspiration for a long life now achievable for many individuals, the status of old age as a distinct social position has become problematic. In this radical re-examination of the nature of old age, Paul Higgs and Chris Gilleard reveal the emergence of a 'fourth age' that embodies the most feared and marginalised aspects of old age, conceptually linked to and yet distinct from traditional models of old age. Inspired by the authors' ground-breaking work on the third and fourth age and supported by extensive sociological, medical and historical research, Rethinking Old Age offers a unique and timely analysis of the fourth age as a 'social imaginary' that is shaped and maintained by the social, cultural and political discourses and practices that divide later life. It stands as a significant resource for students, academics and practitioners of Sociology, Ageing Studies, Gerontology, Social Policy, Health Studies, Social Work and Nursing.--
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Higgs, Paul
Illustrations
charts
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gilleard, C. J
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Older people
  • Aging
  • Aging
  • Gerontology
Label
Rethinking old age : theorising the fourth age, Paul Higgs and Chris Gilleard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-172) 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
1. The Idea of a Fourth Age -- 2. The Shadow of Long-term Care -- 3. Demographic and Epidemiological Aspects of the Fourth Age -- 4. Frailty and the Fourth Age -- 5. Abjection and the Fourth Age -- 6. Care and the Moral Identity of the Fourth Age -- 7. Bridges and Barriers between the Third and the Fourth Age -- 8. Fashioning a Future for Fourth Age Studies
Control code
FIEb17716019
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 172 pages
Isbn
9781137383990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)912117424
Label
Rethinking old age : theorising the fourth age, Paul Higgs and Chris Gilleard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-172) 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
1. The Idea of a Fourth Age -- 2. The Shadow of Long-term Care -- 3. Demographic and Epidemiological Aspects of the Fourth Age -- 4. Frailty and the Fourth Age -- 5. Abjection and the Fourth Age -- 6. Care and the Moral Identity of the Fourth Age -- 7. Bridges and Barriers between the Third and the Fourth Age -- 8. Fashioning a Future for Fourth Age Studies
Control code
FIEb17716019
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 172 pages
Isbn
9781137383990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)912117424

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