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Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology

Professor Julia Twigg (University of Kent) and Dr Wendy Martin (Brunel University London) Later years are changing under the impact of demographic, social and cultural shifts. No longer confined to the sphere of social welfare, they are now studied within a wider cultural framework that encompasses new experiences and new modes of being. Drawing on influences from the arts and humanities, and deploying…
Professor Julia Twigg (University of Kent) and Dr Wendy Martin (Brunel University London) (2015).Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology, Abingdon: Routledge

New Book: Economic Foundations for Creative Ageing Policy, Volume I

From Andrzej Klimczuk: The book mixes the silver economy, the creative economy, and the social economy to construct positive solutions for an ageing population. It covers theoretical analyses and case study descriptions of good practices to suggest strategies that could be internationally popularized. http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/economic-foundations-for-creative-ageing-policy,-volume-i-andrzej-klimczuk/?sf1=barcode&st1=9781137466105 You may use a discount code, visit http://www.palgrave.com and quote discount code PM15THIRTY, or email your order to orders@palgrave.com. Special offer is valid until 31/12/2015.

Feature on Aging Families 2015 conference

The Syracuse University publication "Maxwell Perspective" has featured an article on the Aging Families, Changing Families conference that the RC11 Vide-President Merril Silverstein hosted in June 2015. Read on from page 12!


Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center

Bringing together the resources of a top-tier research university, the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center uniquely incorporates a range of disciplines from the medical sciences to urban planning to architecture, including the humanities and the social sciences in between, to study and better understand the aging process and its…

European Society on Family Relations – Call for symposia and papers

Conference/Meeting - 8th conference of the European Society on Family Relations (ESFR) Date - August 31, 2016Deadline - December 31, 20158th Congress of the European Society on Family Relations (ESFR) Changing Family Relations – Gender and Generations August 31 - September 3, 2016, TU Dortmund University, Germany Megatrends like globalization, increasing migration, the neo-liberal transformation of labor, individualization and pluralization as well as demographic ageing profoundly influence families today. The…

Population ageing from a life-course perspective

Komp, K., & Johansson, S. (Eds.) (2015), Population ageing from a lifecourse perspective. Critical and international approaches. Bristol: Policy Press. Populations around the globe are ageing rapidly. This demographic shift affects families, market structures and social provisions. This timely volume, part of the Ageing and the Lifecourse series, argues that the lifecourse perspective helps us understand the causes and effects of population ageing. The lifecourse perspective suggests that individuals’ experiences…

Abstract submission for Vienna 2016 now open…closing 30 September!

Please submit your abstracts for Vienna 2016, using this link: http://www.isa-sociology.org/forum-2016/ But hurry, the deadline of 30th of September is strictly adhered to! RC11 has a fantastic range of sessions that are now open for abstract submission: Ageing and the Body: Twenty Years on Ageing and the Economic Crisis Ageing in Place in a Mobile World: New Media and Older People’s Support Networks Aging Society and New Welfare Policies Aging, Health and Life Course: Theoretical Issues and Methodological Problems Aging, Identity, and the Body Digital Technologies, Ageing and Everyday Life New Social Roles of Older People Older Men Public Policies and Responsible Innovation in Response to the Population Aging Challenge /Políticas Públicas e Innovación Responsable como Respuesta al Desafío del Envejecimiento Poblacional Social Epidemiology of Aging The Fourth Age: “Real” Old Age? The Future of Older Persons in Global Perspective The Work of Care: Ageing, Inequalities and Supply of Care Workers Work, Aging, and Health

Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods for Social Science and Health at the Institute of Gerontology, King’s College London

Price - Vary for UK/EU/Other and FT/PTDate - January 18, 2016This postgraduate programme is aimed at professionals and practitioners who need to develop their understanding and practical application of quantitative and qualitative research methods, especially those from health, policy, NGO and government sectors including researchers and those who manage and/or commission research. No prior knowledge of research methods is necessary.…

Money and Later Life

Price, Debora and Livsey, Lynne As theorists emphasize the role of consumption and identity in daily practices and present new conceptualisations of later life as situated within cultural generational fields, this chapter examines how cultural gerontology informs our understanding of money and later life.  New modes of governing ageing populations rely on cultural change, expecting…
Price, Debora and Livsey, Lynne , (2015).'Money and Later Life', in Julia Twigg, Wendy Martin (Eds) Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology, Abingdon: Routledge, pp.305-312