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The Resource Ageing, meaning and social structure : Connecting critical and humanistic gerontology

Ageing, meaning and social structure : Connecting critical and humanistic gerontology

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Ageing, meaning and social structure : Connecting critical and humanistic gerontology
Title
Ageing, meaning and social structure
Title remainder
Connecting critical and humanistic gerontology
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A wide range of contributors focus on major issues in ageing such as autonomy, agency, frailty, lifestyle, social isolation, dementia and professional challenges in social work and participatory research
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Baars, Jan
Dewey number
305.26
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Dohmen, Joseph
  • Grenier, Amanda
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  • Aging
  • Gerontology
  • Aging
Label
Ageing, meaning and social structure : Connecting critical and humanistic gerontology
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Notes on contributors -- Acknowledgements -- 1. Introduction -- Critical gerontology as structural analysis -- Humanistic gerontology: articulations of interpersonal meaning in old age -- Critical and humanistic perspectives -- 2. Connecting meaning with social structure: theoretical foundations -- Introduction -- Meaning, independence and interdependence -- Roots of independence -- Another side of modernity -- Meanings in life and ageing -- Meaning, systemic worlds and life worlds -- Responses from critical gerontology: human rights and global change -- Conclusion: contingent and existential limitations -- 3. My own life: ethics, ageing and lifestyle -- Introduction -- From emancipation to life politics -- Recent moral philosophical reflections on life politics -- Ethics, ageing and lifestyle -- Conclusion -- 4. Rethinking agency in late life: structural and interpretive approaches1 -- Introduction -- The 'fourth age' defined -- Approaches to agency -- Interpretive and psycho-dynamic perspectives on ageing -- Reframing agency in the fourth age -- New approaches to agency in the fourth age -- Conclusion -- 5. Dementia: beyond structures of medicalisation and cultural neglect -- Introduction -- Beyond medicalisation: the 'Kitwood shift' -- Beyond Kitwood -- Beyond cultural neglect: dementia and citizenship -- Conclusion -- 6. Self-realisation and ageing: a spiritual perspective -- Introduction -- Individualisation, self-realisation and ageing in late modernity -- Self-realisation and the self -- Sprituality and self-realisation in later life -- Ageing and spiritual development -- Discussion: the merits of the spiritual perspective in relation to self-realisation -- Conclusion -- 7. Social ability or social frailty? The balance between autonomy and connectedness in the lives of older people -- Introduction
  • Meaning of personal relationships -- Social relationships in a late modern society -- Loneliness, social isolation and social exclusion -- Social networks of older adults -- Changes in the network -- Life events -- Personal competencies -- Social ability and personal competencies of older adults -- Ageing well -- Conclusion -- 8. Critical perspectives on social work with older people -- Introduction -- Challenges in contemporary social work practice with older people -- Current trends in service provision -- Developing critical perspectives -- Conclusion -- 9. Community-based participatory action research: opportunities and challenges for critical gerontology -- Introduction -- CALL-ME project -- Politics of participation -- Em-power-ment, the subject and space -- Reflexivity and the production of knowledge -- Reflections -- 10. Commentary: contingent ageing, naturalisation and some rays of intellectual hope -- Introduction -- Contingent and existential ageing -- Theory and practice -- Index
Control code
ocn843640180
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (215 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781447300915
Note
Oxford University Press
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)843640180
Label
Ageing, meaning and social structure : Connecting critical and humanistic gerontology
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Notes on contributors -- Acknowledgements -- 1. Introduction -- Critical gerontology as structural analysis -- Humanistic gerontology: articulations of interpersonal meaning in old age -- Critical and humanistic perspectives -- 2. Connecting meaning with social structure: theoretical foundations -- Introduction -- Meaning, independence and interdependence -- Roots of independence -- Another side of modernity -- Meanings in life and ageing -- Meaning, systemic worlds and life worlds -- Responses from critical gerontology: human rights and global change -- Conclusion: contingent and existential limitations -- 3. My own life: ethics, ageing and lifestyle -- Introduction -- From emancipation to life politics -- Recent moral philosophical reflections on life politics -- Ethics, ageing and lifestyle -- Conclusion -- 4. Rethinking agency in late life: structural and interpretive approaches1 -- Introduction -- The 'fourth age' defined -- Approaches to agency -- Interpretive and psycho-dynamic perspectives on ageing -- Reframing agency in the fourth age -- New approaches to agency in the fourth age -- Conclusion -- 5. Dementia: beyond structures of medicalisation and cultural neglect -- Introduction -- Beyond medicalisation: the 'Kitwood shift' -- Beyond Kitwood -- Beyond cultural neglect: dementia and citizenship -- Conclusion -- 6. Self-realisation and ageing: a spiritual perspective -- Introduction -- Individualisation, self-realisation and ageing in late modernity -- Self-realisation and the self -- Sprituality and self-realisation in later life -- Ageing and spiritual development -- Discussion: the merits of the spiritual perspective in relation to self-realisation -- Conclusion -- 7. Social ability or social frailty? The balance between autonomy and connectedness in the lives of older people -- Introduction
  • Meaning of personal relationships -- Social relationships in a late modern society -- Loneliness, social isolation and social exclusion -- Social networks of older adults -- Changes in the network -- Life events -- Personal competencies -- Social ability and personal competencies of older adults -- Ageing well -- Conclusion -- 8. Critical perspectives on social work with older people -- Introduction -- Challenges in contemporary social work practice with older people -- Current trends in service provision -- Developing critical perspectives -- Conclusion -- 9. Community-based participatory action research: opportunities and challenges for critical gerontology -- Introduction -- CALL-ME project -- Politics of participation -- Em-power-ment, the subject and space -- Reflexivity and the production of knowledge -- Reflections -- 10. Commentary: contingent ageing, naturalisation and some rays of intellectual hope -- Introduction -- Contingent and existential ageing -- Theory and practice -- Index
Control code
ocn843640180
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (215 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781447300915
Note
Oxford University Press
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)843640180

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