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Ageing, diversity and equality : social justice perspectives / edited by Sue Westwood.

Contributor(s): Westwood, Sue, 1957- [editor.]Material type: TextTextSeries: Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 376 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781351851312; 1351851314; 9781351851329; 1351851322; 9781351851305; 1351851306; 9781315226835; 1315226839Subject(s): Minority older people -- Social conditions | Older people -- Social conditions | Aging -- Social aspects -- Cross-cultural studies | Equality | SOCIAL SCIENCE / General | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General | Ageing inequalities | Inequalities in later life | Social justice | SociologyLOC classification: HQ1061Online resources: Taylor & Francis Click here to access this RESOURCE ONLINE
Contents:
Introduction / Sue Westwood -- PART ONE: GENDER ; Socio-economic inequalities in later life : the role of gender / Athina Vlachantoni ; Gender, (in)equality, and the body in later life / Laura Hurd Clarke ; Gender and the social imaginary of the fourth age. / Chris Gilleard and Paul Higgs ; Ageing without children, gender and social justice / Robin Hadley ; Trans/gender variant ageing and inequality / Jenny-Anne Bishop and Sue Westwood -- PART TWO: SEXUALITIES ; Older lesbians, ageing and equality / Jane Traies ; Gay men and ageing / Mark Hughes and Peter Robinson ; Bisexuality and ageing : Striving for social justice / Sarah Jen ; Heterosexual ageing : Interrogating the taken-for-granted norm / Sue Westwood -- PART THREE: CULTURE, ETHNICTY AND RELIGION ; Ethnicity, race and care in older age : what can a social justice framework offer? / Sandra Torres ; Migration, ageing and social inclusion / Shereen Hussein ; Older Migrants : Inequalities of ageing from a transnational perspective / Alistair Hunter ; Ageing, Religion and (in)equality / Peter Kevern -- PART FOUR: DISABILITIES, LONG-TERM CONDITIONS AND CARE ; Ageing with a physical disability and/or long-term health condition / Sue Westwood and Nicola Carey ; The intersectionality of intellectual disability and ageing / Karen Watchman ; Ageing with HIV / Dana Rosenfeld, Damien Ridge and Jose Catalan ; Older people and deficiencies in the formal care system : equality and rights / Jonathan Herring -- PART FIVE: SPATIALITY ; Ageing and spatial equality / Martin Hyde ; Rural ageing and equality / Vanessa Burholt, Paula Foscarini-Craggs and Bethan Winter ; Ageing in the workplace / Annette Cox ; Ageing in prison / Helen Codd.
Summary: Current understandings of ageing and diversity are impoverished in three main ways. Firstly, with regards to thinking about what inequalities operate in later life there has been an excessive preoccupation with economic resources. On the other hand, less attention has been paid to cultural norms and values, other resources, wider social processes, political participation and community engagement. Secondly, in terms of thinking about the 'who' of inequality, this has so far been limited to a very narrow range of minority populations. Finally, when considering the 'how' of inequality, social gerontology's theoretical analyses remain under-developed. The overall effect of these issues is that social gerontology remains deeply embedded in normative assumptions which serve to exclude a wide range of older people. This book aims to challenge and provoke the above described normativity and offer an alternative approach which highlights the heterogeneity and diversity of ageing.
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Introduction / Sue Westwood -- PART ONE: GENDER ; Socio-economic inequalities in later life : the role of gender / Athina Vlachantoni ; Gender, (in)equality, and the body in later life / Laura Hurd Clarke ; Gender and the social imaginary of the fourth age. / Chris Gilleard and Paul Higgs ; Ageing without children, gender and social justice / Robin Hadley ; Trans/gender variant ageing and inequality / Jenny-Anne Bishop and Sue Westwood -- PART TWO: SEXUALITIES ; Older lesbians, ageing and equality / Jane Traies ; Gay men and ageing / Mark Hughes and Peter Robinson ; Bisexuality and ageing : Striving for social justice / Sarah Jen ; Heterosexual ageing : Interrogating the taken-for-granted norm / Sue Westwood -- PART THREE: CULTURE, ETHNICTY AND RELIGION ; Ethnicity, race and care in older age : what can a social justice framework offer? / Sandra Torres ; Migration, ageing and social inclusion / Shereen Hussein ; Older Migrants : Inequalities of ageing from a transnational perspective / Alistair Hunter ; Ageing, Religion and (in)equality / Peter Kevern -- PART FOUR: DISABILITIES, LONG-TERM CONDITIONS AND CARE ; Ageing with a physical disability and/or long-term health condition / Sue Westwood and Nicola Carey ; The intersectionality of intellectual disability and ageing / Karen Watchman ; Ageing with HIV / Dana Rosenfeld, Damien Ridge and Jose Catalan ; Older people and deficiencies in the formal care system : equality and rights / Jonathan Herring -- PART FIVE: SPATIALITY ; Ageing and spatial equality / Martin Hyde ; Rural ageing and equality / Vanessa Burholt, Paula Foscarini-Craggs and Bethan Winter ; Ageing in the workplace / Annette Cox ; Ageing in prison / Helen Codd.

Current understandings of ageing and diversity are impoverished in three main ways. Firstly, with regards to thinking about what inequalities operate in later life there has been an excessive preoccupation with economic resources. On the other hand, less attention has been paid to cultural norms and values, other resources, wider social processes, political participation and community engagement. Secondly, in terms of thinking about the 'who' of inequality, this has so far been limited to a very narrow range of minority populations. Finally, when considering the 'how' of inequality, social gerontology's theoretical analyses remain under-developed. The overall effect of these issues is that social gerontology remains deeply embedded in normative assumptions which serve to exclude a wide range of older people. This book aims to challenge and provoke the above described normativity and offer an alternative approach which highlights the heterogeneity and diversity of ageing.

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