Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447322306 Will Publish November 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447322276 Published September 2016 For sale in North and South America only

Ageing and Globalisation

Martin Hyde and Paul Higgs

Ageing and Globalisation

Martin Hyde and Paul Higgs

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

224 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2016
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447322306 Will Publish November 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447322276 Published September 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Two of the most unprecedented transformations in the history of human social and economic life are currently underway. One, globalization, is the subject of extensive media coverage and scholarly analysis. Relatively ignored, however, is the other one: the overall aging of the world’s population. This book offers the first in-depth look at the two forces in tandem, showing the many ways in which they interact and affect each other—and helping us for the first time to grasp the implications of both. This comprehensive introduction to globalization for gerontologists is part of the Ageing in a Global Context series, published in association with the British Society of Gerontology.
Contents
Introduction of key terms and debates;
Age, ageing and later life;
Gerontological approaches to globalization;
Global geographies of health in later life;
The family life of older people in a global context;
Pensions, work and poverty. The financial landscapes of ageing and later life;
A global Third Age? Identities in later life;
The global politics and policies of ageing;
Conclusion: The necessity of understanding globalization for studying later life.
Review Quotes
Sandra Torres, Uppsala University, Sweden
“At last a book that offers a comprehensive introduction to theories of aging and globalization while using empirical data to nuance our understandings of these phenomena.”
Jan Baars, University of Humanistic Studies, the Netherlands
“This pioneering work demonstrates the urgency to conceptualize the different dynamics and layers of globalization as they contextualize emerging forms of aging.”
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