Beyond Successful and Active Ageing: A Theory of Model Ageing (Hardback)
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Beyond Successful and Active Ageing: A Theory of Model Ageing (Hardback)

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Hardback 132 Pages / Published: 29/04/2016
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This controversial book argues that concepts such as `successful' and `active' ageing are potentially dangerous paradigms that reflect and exacerbate inequalities in older populations. The author presents a new theory to make sense of the popularity of these concepts, providing essential reading for anyone seeking to make sense of social constructions of ageing in contemporary societies.

Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781447330172
Number of pages: 132
Weight: 227 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This book challenges the pervasive model of successful aging through both cogent critique and penetrating analyses of its policy and practice implications. The proposed alternative frame of `model aging' is a unique and important contribution to knowledge and understanding." Anne Martin-Matthews, Unversity of British Columbia, Canada
"Anyone who uses "active" and "successful" ageing as concepts in their policy, research or advocacy work, needs to think carefully about what these mean. Virpi Timonen's book provides a valuable, if sometimes challenging, aid to doing this." Judith Davey, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
"Timonen is a fine theorist and critical thinker. This book will challenge readers to revisit their notions of a good old age." Norah Keating, University of Alberta, Canada

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