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Key Concepts in Social Gerontology

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ISBN-10: 1412922720

ISBN-13: 9781412922722

Edition: 2010

Authors: Judith Phillips, Kristine Ajrouch, Sarah Hillcoat-Nalletamby

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Social gerontology is a new and dynamic field reflecting the increasing interest in ageing across the world. This book provides a readily accessible guide to well established and contested issues, as well as new concepts emerging through cutting edge research in the discipline.The entries give concise, lucid knowledge on what constitutes the 'building blocks' of social gerontology and sets out a clear review of the core concepts, both classic and emerging, in this subject area.Each concept is explored in terms of its:- History- Application- Usefulness to theory and research- Significance in practiceThey go beyond simple definition of the concepts to look at how each issue has shaped the…    
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Book details

List price: $25.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 3/18/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

MO RAY is Research Fellow in the School of Social Relations, University of Keele, UK. She has worked as a practitioner and manager in a specialist team for older people and in a community care team. She has also taught for several years at the Open University and has been a practice teacher.   JUDITH PHILLIPS is Professor of Social Work and Gerontology, Swansea University, UK. She has worked in social work practice, teaching, and research for a number of years. Her previous publications includeWomen Ageing,The Family and Community Life of Older People,The Social Policy of Old Age, andJuggling Work and Family Life.

Introduction
Advocacy
Age Integration
Ageing
Ageing in Place
Ageism
Ambivalence
Assisted Living
Bereavement
Biographical Approaches
Care
Care Management
Civic Engagement
Cohort
Convoy Theory
Cultural Ideals
Death and Dying
Dementia
Disability
Elder Mistreatment/Abuse
Environmental Gerontology
Ethnicity
Euthanasia
Family Relations
Filial Responsibility
Frailty
Gender
Generations
Gerontology
Global Ageing
Housing
Independence
Intergenerational Practice
Life Course Perspective
Lifelong Learning
Loneliness
Long Term Care
Longevity
Palliative Care
Pensions
Population Ageing
Quality of Life
Religion/Spirituality
Retirement
Social Exclusion
Social Relations
Social Support
Social Theories of Ageing
Successful Ageing
Third and Fourth Ages
Triple Jeopardy