Ageing and diversity : Multiple pathways and cultural migrations Paperback / softback
Edited by Svein Olav Daatland, Simon Biggs
To understand contemporary ageing it is necessary to recognise its diversity.
Drawing on an extraordinary range of theory, original research and empirical sources, this book assesses the stereotyped conceptions of ageing, and offers a critical and updated perspective. The book explores the diversity of individual pathways of ageing, the sources of identifications, migration and otherness, and the tension between social structures and personal agency; considers multidisciplinary and international perspectives as an important means of understanding the diversity of ageing, and the need for change in established notions and policies; addresses key issues such as global ageing, migration, transnational community and citizenship; incorporates theories and findings from psychology and sociology, anthropology and demography, social policy and health sciences. 'Ageing and diversity' is aimed at academics, students and practitioners in the fields of sociology, social psychology, health, and welfare.
It will also be of interest to all those who want to challenge stereotypes about ageing.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Policy Press
- Publication Date: 04/04/2006
- Category: Poverty & unemployment
- ISBN: 9781861348470