Ageing in Society by John Bond & Peter Coleman

in Society brings forth exciting new questions, fresh perspectives, and a
necessary critical approach to key issues – this is indeed an authoritative
introduction. The authors not only have made significant contributions to
gerontology, but offer the reader considerations for what could be, not just
what is, the design of old age in society. The book will inform students in
ways that so many texts in the area, satisfied with comfortable bromides, do
not′ – Jaber Gubrium, Editor of Journal of Aging Studies, University of

`This completely revised Third Edition of Ageing in Society presents one of
the most comprehensive pictures of ageing today. Emphasising the dual
processes of ageing societies and the experience of ageing, the book offers
the reader – student or researcher alike – cogent discussions of the most up
to date perspectives and evidence available. The contributors are all leading
experts in their fields – comprising a range of important disciplines as they
apply to ageing. Ageing in Society is a cutting edge text on one of the most
important subjects facing the modern world – a must for all students of
ageing′ – Mike Bury, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of

`The Third Edition of the comprehensive textbook Ageing in Society extends
its scope to include continental Europe, allowing broader as well as deeper
insights into recent trends in gerontology. Gerontologists and practitioners
are urged not to stop reading before they have reached the insightful last
chapter “Ageing into the future”!′ – Professor Dorly Deeg,
Editor-in-Chief European Journal of Ageing

The Third Edition of this popular and widely-used text provides a comprehensive
introduction to the study of ageing, exploring the key theories, concepts and
methods which the behavioural and social sciences contribute to the

Thoroughly revised and updated, Ageing in Society reflects new trends in gerontology,
incorporating recent developments in theory and research as well as major
international and interdisciplinary perspectives. A new chapter on cognitive
ageing has been added and key themes, such as social protection, retirement,
health and illness, and cultural images of old age are also critically

Ageing in Society was developed by the British Society of Gerontology to
fulfil the need for an authoritative introduction to social gerontology. As
such, it is an ideal resource for students and lecturers in the social and
behavioural sciences, as well as for students and practitioners in health and
social care.

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