Chapter 1. Introduction.
Chapter 2. Class, Modernity and the Lifecourse.
Chapter 3. The Nature of Class in Later Life.
Chapter 4. Cohort and Generation and the Study of Social Change.
Chapter 5. Later life and the two generational fields of modernity.
Chapter 6. Community and the nature of belonging.
Chapter 7. Community in Later Life.
Chapter 8. Fog-lamps and Leitmotifs.
Kate Davidson, Sociology
"The most cogent attempt so far to force a sea-change in the way we think about old age."
Simon Biggs, Ageing and Society
"A provocative analysis which should stimulate fresh thinking and new research in the field of ageing."
Chris Phillipson, Keele University
"Contexts of Ageing is an important profound, contribution to the literature. Like a fine wine, the reader savours the careful use of language and fresh insights brought forward by Gilleard and Higgs. This book is to be read carefully, for the authors compel their readers to expand their minds and challenge conventional wisdom about the past, present, and future of the ageing society. Contexts of Ageing is a must read."
Scott A. Bass, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
- Upper-level undergraduate textbook that focuses on the complexities of old age in modern society.
- Draws on a wide range of sources to argue that a new affluence typifies old age, and examines the policy implications of these changes.
- Controversial argument that will stimulate debate in the field, but it is presented in a way that is accessible and relevant to teaching at the upper undergraduate level.