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by Sheila Peace
contemporary social gerontologist will want these two books to hand.
At a theoretical level, the text draws on the core gerontological concepts of age, dependency, social support and quality of life to illustrate their complexity, and the difficulties of measurement. contemporary social gerontologist will want these two books to hand.
Peace connects the study of interior design with the concept of care and asks how the latter might have relevance for the way homes, and particularly kitchen spaces, are shaped.
As this book illustrates, not only are the range of questions posed by gerontology extensive, but the range of methods and data sources used to answer them are equally diverse.
Key Concepts in Social Gerontology (SAGE Key Concepts series) . introduction to social gerontology is lucidly written and presents material in a straightforward jargon-free manner. Facts and ideas are discussed intelligently, appealing to a wide audience. The multidisciplinary approach provides different perspectives and alternative interpretations of findings.
This book focuses on the interdisciplinary field of study – geographical gerontology – that addresses these issues
This book focuses on the interdisciplinary field of study – geographical gerontology – that addresses these issues. With contributions from more than 30 leading geographers and gerontologists, the book examines the scope and depth of geographical perspectives, concepts and approaches applied to the study of ageing, old age and older populations.
This book is authored by social gerontologists from the UK and the USA. Together they present an interdisciplinary perspective and reflect a global approach to the presentation of key concepts in social gerontology. Judith Phillips is Professor of Gerontology at Swansea University, Wales Kristine Ajrouch is Associate Professor of Sociology at Eastern Michigan University Sarah Hillcoat-Nalltamby is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at Swansea University, Wales ISBN: 978-1-4129-2272-2. Phillips, ajrouch & hillcoat-nalltamby.
At a theoretical level, the text draws on the core gerontological concepts of age, dependency, social support and quality of life to illustrate their complexity, and the difficulties of measurement. On a practical level, the contributors present a number of methodological approaches which have been particularly useful in social gerontological research. Finally, they consider three critical issues: whether old people require special ethical consideratio