By Jan Baars,Dale Dannefer,Chris Phillipson,Alan Walker

ISBN-10: 0415783941

ISBN-13: 9780415783941

ISBN-10: 0895033585

ISBN-13: 9780895033581

This publication is an immense reassessment of labor within the box of severe gerontology, offering a complete survey of concerns through a staff of members drawn from Europe and North the USA. The booklet specializes in the range of the way within which age and growing older are socially built, and the level to which getting old is being remodeled via approaches linked to globalisation. the gathering bargains a number substitute perspectives and visions in regards to the nature of social getting old, creating a significant contribution to theory-building in the self-discipline of gerontology. different sections of the ebook provide an summary of the foremost concerns and matters underlying the improvement of serious gerontology. those comprise: first, the influence of globalisation and of establishment agencies and corporations at the lives of older humans; moment, the criteria contributing to the "social building" of later existence; and 3rd, matters linked to range and inequality in previous age, bobbing up during the results of cumulative virtue and drawback over the lifestyles path. those diverse topics are analysed utilizing numerous theoretical views drawn from sociology, social coverage, political technology, and social anthropology. "Aging, Globalization and Inequality" brings jointly key members to serious views on getting older and is exclusive within the variety of subject matters and issues coated in one quantity. The learn strikes ahead a tremendous sector of dialogue in experiences of getting older, and hence presents the foundation for a brand new kind of severe gerontology correct to the twenty-first century.

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