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Critical perspectives on ageing societies (Paperback, Illustrated Ed): Miriam Bernard, Thomas Scharf Critical perspectives on ageing societies (Paperback, Illustrated Ed)
Miriam Bernard, Thomas Scharf
R633 R585 Discovery Miles 5 850 Save R48 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This important book brings together some of the best known international scholars working within a critical gerontology perspective. Together, they review and update our understanding of how the field has developed over the last twenty-five years and, through the lens of 'passionate scholarship', provide a challenging assessment of the complex practical and ethical issues facing older people, and those who conduct research on ageing, in the 21st century. The contributions extend the critical gerontological approach conceptually, methodologically and practically. They offer close and scholarly analysis of policies affecting the lives of older people and provide insights into why research is done in particular ways. Special attention is paid to feminist contributions and new approaches to working in partnership with older people; age discrimination and ageism; the impact of neo-liberal policies and the passage of various human rights instruments; the re-medicalisation of later life; the participation of older people in research; and justice between generations. The editors and contributors offer suggestions for promoting change, and an exciting set of visions and perspectives for the renewal and development of critical gerontology in the years ahead. "Critical Perspectives on Ageing Societies" will be a valuable resource for all students, academics and practitioners interested in ageing and the life course.

Environmental Gerontology - Making Meaningful Places in Old Age (Paperback): Graham D. Rowles, Miriam Bernard Environmental Gerontology - Making Meaningful Places in Old Age (Paperback)
Graham D. Rowles, Miriam Bernard
R1,423 Discovery Miles 14 230 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

" This book] addresses issues on both sides of the Atlantic; examines the theoretical underpinnings of environmental gerontology...; and provides useful practical applications and guiding principles....Recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries

The environments in which people live out their later lives have a strong impact on their identity and provide opportunities for nourishing social interactions. This volume translates the insights derived from contemporary research on residential environments and public spaces that enhance well-being into practical recommendations for the design of such beneficial community environments.

The text is grounded in the conceptual and theoretical underpinnings of current research on place attachment, environmental meaning, and community living in later life. Emphasis is placed on how to design residential spaces that facilitate the development of a sense of place or home, and investigation is made into the kinds of lifestyles such spaces foster and support. A major theme pervading the text is the juxtaposition of private and public space. The book also addresses such themes as the transformation of spaces into places of personal identification and attachment, the need for shared intergenerational spaces, and consideration of diverse populations when designing public spaces. The book also considers how emerging public policy agendas affect the development and management of environments for the elderly. "Environmental Gerontology" includes the contributions of scholars in anthropology, architecture, economics, education, geography, gerontology, planning, psychology, sociology, and numerous health sciences, who hail from North America, Europe, and Asia. With its strong interdisciplinary focus, this text offers innovative and judicious recommendations for the creation of community environments that are truly beneficial for older adults. Key Features:

Provides an up-to-date synthesis of the latest research on the meaning of place to older people and its relationship to well-being Offers fresh insight and critical perspectives on community planning and environmental design Considers private residences, retirement communities, long-term care facilities, and public and private community spaces Includes guiding principles for environmental design and practice relevant to the documented needs of older people Synthesizes contributions from international scholars in many disciplines

Critical Issues in Social Work With Older People (Paperback, First): Mo Ray, Miriam Bernard, Judith Phillips Critical Issues in Social Work With Older People (Paperback, First)
Mo Ray, Miriam Bernard, Judith Phillips
R916 Discovery Miles 9 160 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This timely text highlights the importance of informed and critical practice in social work with older people. With an emphasis on reflection throughout, it argues for the need to rethink how social workers support some of the most vulnerable people in society. The text begins with an exploration of the relationship between gerontology, the study of aging, and social work, and demonstrates that a gerontological approach has long been missing from social work practice. The central chapters consider key issues affecting older people and social work practice, such as: * risk of poverty * memory loss and dementia * palliative and end of life care * loss and bereavement * moving into a care home Bringing together theoretical and research insights, this agenda-setting text provides a sound base for creative practice with older people. All those looking to make a positive and discernible difference to older people will find this text rewarding reading.

Women Ageing - Changing Identities, Challenging Myths (Hardcover): Miriam Bernard, Val Harding Davies, Linda Machin, Judith... Women Ageing - Changing Identities, Challenging Myths (Hardcover)
Miriam Bernard, Val Harding Davies, Linda Machin, Judith Phillips
R2,778 Discovery Miles 27 780 Special order


Contents:
1.Introduction 2.The Change: Challenges and Opportunities Gill Granville 3 Working Women: Paid and Unpaid Carers Judith Phillips and Sandra J McIsaac 4.Something for Me: Women Aged 50 Plus in Higher Education Patsy Marshall 5 Our Ageing Selves: Midlife Professionals Reflect on Growing Older Val Davies and Miriam Bernard 6.From Pin Money to Needlepoint Miriam Bernard and Julie Skucha 7 Widowhood in Later Life Pat Chambers 8.Love and Romance in Later Life Julia Ryan 9.Older Women, Long-term Marriage and Care Mo Ray 10.Loss and Change: Women's Experience of Grief Linda Machin 11.Conclusion

Women Ageing - Changing Identities, Challenging Myths (Paperback): Miriam Bernard, Val Harding Davies, Linda Machin, Judith... Women Ageing - Changing Identities, Challenging Myths (Paperback)
Miriam Bernard, Val Harding Davies, Linda Machin, Judith Phillips
R952 Discovery Miles 9 520 Special order


Women and Ageing provides a better understanding of what ageing is like for women and challenges the myths which have grown up around the ageing process. Blending the scholarly, the personal and the political, it reveals the range of strategies and identities women adopt to manage the transitions of the second half of the lifecourse. In doing so it uncovers not only the commonalities and similarities between mid-life and older women, but also some of the variation and diversity relating to ethnicity and race, class, disability and sexual orientation.
Women Ageing makes ordinary lives of ordinary women, as, in this instance, they grow older, more visible. Its findings have important implications for policy and practice. All those studying or working with older people, will find it an illuminating text.

Family and Community Life of Older People - Social Networks and Social Support in Three Urban Areas (Hardcover): Chris... Family and Community Life of Older People - Social Networks and Social Support in Three Urban Areas (Hardcover)
Chris Phillipson, Miriam Bernard, Judith Phillips, Jim Ogg
R2,460 Discovery Miles 24 600 Special order

Resulting from a major ESRC funded project as part of their programme of research on population and household change Family and Community Life of Older People reflects the interest in how older people are affected by social change which is currently a key theme in social science. It focuses on three areas: Bethnal Green in London; Wolverhampton in the Midlands; and Woodford in Essex. These areas were the subject of studies in the late 1940s and 1950s. Using these examples, it explores changes to the family and community lives of older people. It should prove of interest to students in social policy, urban sociology, gerontology, social work and community studies and will also be relevant to policy makers.

Family and Community Life of Older People - Social Networks and Social Support in Three Urban Areas (Paperback, New): Chris... Family and Community Life of Older People - Social Networks and Social Support in Three Urban Areas (Paperback, New)
Chris Phillipson, Miriam Bernard, Judith Phillips, Jim Ogg
R1,034 Discovery Miles 10 340 Special order


Family life has changed rapidly over te past fifty years and the number of people living longer increases year on year Family and Community Life of Older People revisits three areas (Bethnal Green in London, Wolverhampton in the Midlands and Woodford in Essex) which were the subject of classic studies in the late 1940s and 1950s and explores changes to the family and community lives of older people. The book examines issues such as:
*changes in household composition
*changes in the geographical proximity of kin and relatives
*the extent and type of help provided by the family
*contact and relationships with neighbours
*relationships with friends
*involvement in social and leisure activities
*experiences of minority ethnic groups.
These questions are explored through a unique set of data including census material, and survey data from interviews with over 600 older people. A key finding is that over the past 50 years we have moved from an old age experienced within the context of the family group to one shaped by personal communities in which friends may feature as significantly as immediate kin and relatives.
Family and Community Life of Older People is a major contribution to the sociology of the family, of ageing, and of urban life and points up the social policy issues for an ageing society.

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