Precarity and Ageing

Understanding Insecurity and Risk in Later Life

Edited by Amanda Grenier, Chris Phillipson, and Richard A. Settersten Jr.

Precarity and Ageing

Edited by Amanda Grenier, Chris Phillipson, and Richard A. Settersten Jr.

Distributed for Bristol University Press

224 pages | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4
Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9781447340850 Published February 2020 For sale in North and South America only
This edited collection develops an exciting new approach to understanding the changing cultural, economic and social circumstances facing different groups of older people.
Contents
Precarity and ageing: new perspectives for social gerontology ~ Amanda Grenier, Chris Phillipson and Richard A. Settersten Jr PART I: Life course perspectives on precarity How life course dynamics matter for precarity in later life ~ Richard A. Settersten Jr Precarious life, human development and the life course: critical intersections ~ Stephen Katz PART II: Precarity across situations Rereading frailty through a lens of precarity: an explication of politics and the human condition of vulnerability ~ Amanda Grenier Older workers and ontological precarity: between precarious employment, precarious welfare and precarious households ~ David Lain, Laura Airey, Wendy Loretto, Sarah Vickerstaff Precarity, migration, and aging ~ Karen Kobayashi and Mushira Mohsin Khan A framework to identify precarity in the social sciences: insights from qualitative research ~ Elena Portacolone PART III: Austerity, care and social responses to precarity Reconstructing dependency: precarity, precariousness and care in old age ~ Michael Fine From precarious employment to precarious retirement: neoliberal health and long-term care in the United States ~ Larry Polivka and Baozhen Luo Austerity and precarity: individual and collective agency in later life ~ Chris Phillipson; Conclusion: precarity and ageing in the 21st century ~ Chris Phillipson, Amanda Grenier and Richard A. Settersten Jr
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