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Authors: Jason L. Powell (Associate Dean of Faculty, Coventry University, UK) 
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This book provides a critical reflection on theory, welfare and aging. An examination on how aging appears to be moving from individualization to a globalized world is provided. This is particularly apparent in a move toward neo-liberal discourses of consumerism which artificially appears to indicate a reallocation of attention from responding to welfare problems such as ‘abuse’, for example to an attempt to define what it is to allegedly ‘age positively’ in an era were older people have never had it so good. This trend is happening in western culture and greatly reconstructs both the formal expectations and personal experiences of later life less in terms of welfare but more in terms of leisure. The book is written against the backdrop of such neo-conservative cultural theories in social gerontology. (Imprint: Novinka)

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Table of Contents:
Preface i-viii

Part I: The State, Gerontology and Traditional Models of Aging

Chapter 1. Introduction: Theory and Aging, pp. 3-5

Chapter 2. Models of Aging, pp. 7-16

Chapter 3. Citizenship, Aging and The Power of the State, pp. 17-22

Part 2: Rethinking Social Gerontology: The Case of Globization, Global Aging and Global Social Theory of Aging

Chapter 4. Understanding Globalization. pp. 25-31

Chapter 5. Global Aging: Trends, Issues and Comparisons, pp. 33-48

Chapter 6. Conclusion: Towards a Global Social Theory of Aging, pp. 49-51

References, pp. 52-60

Index, pp. 61-67

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      Social Perspectives of Aging (Series Editor: Jason L. Powell, Associate Dean of Faculty, Coventry University, UK)
   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2013- January
   Pages: 75, 6 x 9 (NBC - C)
   ISBN: 978-1-61761-947-2
   Status: AV
  
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