Ageing with Disability

A Lifecourse Perspective

Edited by Eva Jeppsson Grassman and Anna Whitaker

Ageing with Disability

Edited by Eva Jeppsson Grassman and Anna Whitaker

Distributed for Bristol University Press

208 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2
Cloth $120.00 ISBN: 9781447305224 Published July 2013 For sale in North and South America only
The first book to address the issue of aging with a long-term disability, Ageing with Disability breaks new ground through its particular lifecourse perspective, examining what it means to age with a physical or mental disability and what the implications are of “becoming old” for people who have had extensive disabilities for many years. It highlights the meaning of care in unexplored contexts, such as aging parents acting as caregivers or mutual care by disabled couples, areas of disability studies that have, until now, been totally neglected.

Notes on contributors



      Judith Phillips

1. Ageing with disability: An introduction

      Eva Jeppsson Grassman and Anna Whitaker

2. Time, age and the failing body: A long life with disability

      Eva Jeppsson Grassman

3. Disability, identity and ageing

      Lotta Holme

4. Is it possible to ‘age successfully’ with extensive physical impairments?

      Annika Taghizadeh Larsson

5. Being one’s illness: On mental disability and ageing

      Per Bülow and Tommy Svensson

6. In the shade of disability reforms and policy: Parenthood, ageing and lifelong care

      Anna Whitaker

7. Ageing and care among disabled couples

      Cristina Joy Torgé

8. Living and ageing with disability: Summary and conclusion

      Anna Whitaker and Eva Jeppsson Grassman


Review Quotes
Joanna Bornat, The Open University
“This significant and original collection will change perspectives on the interplay between ageing and disability in ways that will be wholly beneficial to older people and policy making alike.” 
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