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Adult lives: A life course perspective (Paperback)
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Adult lives: A life course perspective (Paperback)

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Paperback 496 Pages / Published: 30/11/2011
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With the proportion of people between young adulthood and the third age growing in relation to children and young people in western industrialised societies, there is an increasing need for a comprehensive look at the past, present and future of adult lives. These adult lives are defined by the experience of history, are structurally specific, and draw upon different interpersonal, lifestyle and cultural resources and it is important to recognise the impact of the past and the present on future adult lives. 'Adult Lives', co-published by The Policy Press and the Open University, is a diverse collection of readings, rich in resources, from all stages of life. These readings contribute to a shared life course perspective to understand how those living and working together in an ageing society relate to each other. The originality and appeal of this Reader lies in its holistic approach to understanding ageing in adulthood through biography and auto-biography that is applicable to all, including those developing policy and in practice, and will make essential reading for those who wishing to contextualise ageing, understand how lives can be transformed through policy and practice, and consider the lived experience

Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781447300434
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 862 g
Dimensions: 240 x 172 x 28 mm

"This is certainly a very thought-provoking and informative title with much for health and social care practitioners to consider ... a very useful collection of perspectives and research on a topic that is highly pertinent to our time." CNWL NHS Foundation Trust newsletter.
"Adult Lives: A Life Course Perspective..contains an exciting mix of new material and extracts from key existing texts..It therefore covers much of social gerontology with a mixture of disciplines." Anthea Tinker, Journal of Ageing and Society
"Linked to the Open University's innovative teaching, this reader contains an exciting mix of new material and extracts from key existing texts - interspersed with the voices of real people using services." Jon Glasby, University of Birmingham
"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." Anne Martin-Matthews, University of British Columbia

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