"With great rigour, yet an enviable lightness of touch, Susan Pickard has written an engaging and accessible book that students will love."- Rosaline Gill, City University London"A scholarly tour de force that brings into focus the various disciplines, histories, literatures and knowledges that have transformed us into modern subjects of age."- Stephen Katz, Trent UniversityAge Studies takes an invigorating approach to the study of age and ageing in contemporary society.
Encompassing ageing throughout the life course, taking in childhood, adolescence, mid-life and older age, and situated explicitly within a sociological disciplinary framework, Age Studies:Explores current social science debates on the study of ageing linking these to core sociological concepts. Links theory and application, using a variety of examples and international case studiesIncludes chapter summaries, further reading and guided questions.
A thought-provoking companion to advanced undergraduates and postgraduate student studying ageing, older people, social gerontology and related courses.