Paper $49.95 ISBN: 9781447300434 Published February 2012 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $120.00 ISBN: 9781447300441 Published February 2012 For sale in North and South America only

Adult Lives

A Life Course Perspective

Edited by Jeanne Katz, Sheila Peace, and Sue Spurr

Adult Lives

Edited by Jeanne Katz, Sheila Peace, and Sue Spurr

Distributed for Bristol University Press

400 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2
Paper $49.95 ISBN: 9781447300434 Published February 2012 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $120.00 ISBN: 9781447300441 Published February 2012 For sale in North and South America only

As the demographics of many Western industrialized societies are approaching the point where they will have more older citizens than young, there is a growing need for a comprehensive look at the past, present, and future of adult lives. This diverse collection of readings—including both seminal works and newly commissioned ones—takes an holistic approach to understanding aging, drawing on biography and autobiography to contextualize the process. This life course perspective will lead readers to a better understanding of how those working and living together in an aging society can interrelate.

Introduction ~ Jeanne Katz, Sheila Peace and Sue Spurr
Contextualising Adulthood: Introduction ~ Jeanne Katz, Sheila Peace and Sue Spurr
Real voice: The Turnip ~ Jean-Dominique Bauby

Section 1: Quality of life and the life course: The lifecourse perspective on ageing: linked lives, timing, and history ~ Vern L. Bengston, H. Glen, J.R. Elder and Norella M. Putney
Imagining old age ~ Rebecca L. Jones
Quality of life ~ David Phillips
Implications for ageing well in the twenty-first century ~ Ann Bowling
Chronic illness as biographical disruption ~ Michael Bury
Aging with a childhood onset disability ~ Tracie C. Harrison and Alexa Stuifbergen

Section 2: Individual ageing and social relationships: Health and mortality ~ Christina Victor
Psychological ageing ~ Alfons Marcoen, Peter G. Coleman and Ann O'Hanlon
Dementia reconsidered: the person comes first ~ Tom Kitwood
The 'Senses Framework': a relationship centred approach to care ~ Mike Nolan and Serena Allan
Disability and adulthood ~ Mark Priestly
A sense of belonging: informal support from family, friends and acquaintances ~ Christine Bigby

Section 3: The environment: from accommodation to community: Environment and ageing ~ Sheila Peace, Hans-Werner Wahl, Heidrun Mollenkop and Frank Oswald
Life course ~ Caroline Holland and Sheila Peace
The role of technologies in the everyday lives of older people ~ Caroline Holland
Accommodating older and disabled prisoners in England and Wales ~ Barbara M. Glover
Community care and support for black and African Caribbean older people ~ Josie Tetley
'Exclusion is necessary': excluding people from society ~ Daniel Dorling
Real voice: Have I done enough? ~ Ros Coward
Real voice: Going the distance: a family journey after acute stroke ~ Julia

Transforming adulthood: Section 4: Human rights and the life course: Using human rights to defeat ageism ~ Peter Townsend
To empower or to protect: does the law assist in cases of self-neglect? ~ Tim Spencer-Lane
Safeguarding vulnerable adults over the life course ~ Gordon Grant

Section 5: Practice: ways of doing - or not?: Why collaborate? ~ Janet Bardsley
Working in teams: relationships in balance? ~ Geraldine Crewes
'Tu' or 'Vous'? A European qualitative study of dignity and communication with older people in health and social care settings ~ Gillian Woolhead, Win Tadd, Josep Antoni Boix-Ferrer, Stefan Krajcik, Barbara Schmid-Pfahler, Barbro Spjuth, David Stratton, Paul Dieppe
Assessment: mastering a technical process or exercising an art? ~ Ian Buchanan

Section 6: International dimensions: Globalization and health and social welfare: some key issues ~ Sandy Sieminski
Falling through the cracks in social welfare: invisible adult migrants in the UK ~ Geraldine Lee-Treweek
Decentring social policy? Devolution and the discipline of social policy ~ Charlotte Williams and Gerry Mooney
The intellectual origins of social capital ~ Andrew Gibson
Social services for the aged in Cuba ~ Elizabeth M. Bertera
Perceptions of ageism: views of older people ~ Victor Minichiello, Jan Browne and Hal Kendig
Mental health and mental disorder in a global context ~ David Pilgrim
Real voice: The best it can be ~ Charis Uden
Real voice: Keep the change ~ David Uden

Understanding Adulthood: Section 7: Ethical considerations: The ethics triad: virtues, values and codes of practice ~ George Giarchi
Lying, cheating, breaking promises, and stealing ~ Jacques Thiroux
The individual in social care: the ethics of care and the 'personalisation agenda' in services for older people in England ~ Liz Lloyd
A little bit of heaven for a few? A case analysis ~ Ann Gallagher and Nigel Sykes

Section 8: The Complexity of Real Lives: Mixing methods in a qualitatively driven way ~ Jennifer Mason
Researching social change ~ Julie McLeod and Rachel Thomson
Critically appraising qualitative research ~ Ayelet Kuper, Lorelei Lingard and Wendy Levinson
Learning about bisexuality : a case study approach ~ Rebecca L. Jones
Identifying and predicting drug-related harm with applied qualitative research ~ Stephen Parkin
Experiences of drug use and ageing: Health, quality of life, relationship and service implications ~ Brenda Roe, Caryl Beynon, Ludy Pickering and Paul Duffy
Critical reflections on the rise of qualitative research ~ Catherine Pope and Nicholas Mays
Real voice: Keeper ~ Andrea Gillies
Review Quotes
Anne Martin-Matthews, University of British Columbia

 "Adult Lives is a comprehensive collection of articles covering key issues of environment, social inclusion, human rights and ethical considerations.  The inclusion of ‘real voices’ deepens the insights into diversity of experience in the adult life course."

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