Rethinking Social Theory and Later Life

This book aims to provide a reflection on epistemologies of ageing and alternatively, introduce post-structuralist insights to ageing studies. It examines how ageing appears to be individualised in neo-liberal western culture.

Author: Jason L. Powell

Publisher: Nova Science Publishers

ISBN: 1594544301

Category: Family & Relationships

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We need to ask what are the conditions which allow narrative and trust to be formed and performed relating to ageing. This book aims to provide a reflection on epistemologies of ageing and alternatively, introduce post-structuralist insights to ageing studies. It examines how ageing appears to be individualised in neo-liberal western culture.
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Old Age and Agency

This book is about rethinking the ways in which we make sense of social action or agency in later life.

Author: Emmanuelle Tulle

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1590338847

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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This book is about rethinking the ways in which we make sense of social action or agency in later life. The contributions in this collection challenge traditional academic approaches to the study of later life, which, arguably, often deny older people agency. Social gerontology, and the wider society, should be more reflexive and rather than contribute to the continued marginalisation of older people, should draw attention to the extent to which the latter's actions may be understood within the set of normalising discourses which people have to manage and negotiate as they get old. The purpose of this collection is to continue this process, by providing philosophical, theoretical, conceptual and empirical direction for a reflexive social gerontology. This book argues that the management of later life has become complex, caught as it is within a broad discourse which continues to construct old age as a time of decline and dependency but has shifted the burden of responsibility for the avoidance of decline on individuals.
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Rethinking Sociological Theory

Introducing and Explaining a Scientific Theoretical Sociology Stephen K. Sanderson ... Some years later Jere Cohen made essentially the same point by noting ...

Author: Stephen K. Sanderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317252788

Category: Social Science

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Stephen K. Sanderson s latest book recaptures a scientific theoretical sociology, one whose fundamental aim is the formulation of real theories that can be empirically tested. Sanderson reviews the major theoretical traditions within contemporary sociology, explicating their key principles, critically evaluating these principles and their applications, and showcasing exemplars. He judges each tradition by asking whether it has generated falsifiable research programs. Although principally a work of theoretical critique, "Rethinking Sociological Theory" is also a valuable textbook for both undergraduate and graduate courses in sociological theory."
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Situating Social Theory

Powell, J. L. (2007) Rethinking Social Theory and Later Life. New York: Nova Science. Powell, J. L. and Biggs, S. (2004) 'Aging, Technologies of Self, ...

Author: May, Tim

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335210770

Category: Social Science

Page: 342

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This edition examines the implications of recent developments, challenges and disputes that have become important to debates in social theory including new commentaries on key authors. It also explores the extent to which how we situate social theory may need re-examining.
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Rethinking Social Theory

will assist the later discussion if we briefly identify a concept ('social ... the stuff of social life consists of 'materials', and that social science has ...

Author: Roger Sibeon

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761950699

Category: Social Science

Page: 225

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Identifies and explores unresolved controversies and ambiguities in present day sociological theorizing.
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Old Age In Europe

Satisfaction with social contacts of older Europeans. Social Indicators Research, 105(2), 273–292. ... Rethinking social theory and later life.

Author: Kathrin Komp

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400761346

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 141

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Europe currently is the oldest continent in the world and its population is still ageing. This demographic shift affects society, economy, and welfare states. Scholars from various disciplines and the public noted this development and wonder what effects it may have, but lack adequate information. They call for explanations that are concise and easily accessible. The book at hand fills this lacuna. It introduces readers to the most important developments, theories, concepts, and discussions in ageing studies – always keeping an eye on the current situation in Europe. Each chapter adopts the perspective of a different discipline, e.g. public health, sociology, economics, or technology. To make the explanations easy to understand, the book includes learning tools such as learning objectives, multiple choice questions, and a glossary.
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Social Pedagogy for the Entire Lifespan

International Conference at the Danish National Centre for Social Research (SFI), ... 117-135 Powell, J.L. (2006): Rethinking Social Theory and Later Life.

Author: Jacob Kornbeck

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783867417426

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The ambition of this two-volume publication is to illustrate the applicability of social pedagogy - as an academic and professional paradigm - to work with the most diverse target populations. It is launched at a moment when important and highly interesting developments can be observed in the United Kingdom: a country without a traditional social pedagogy model has started importing social pedagogy from countries with a social pedagogy tradition. Social Pedagogy for the Entire Lifespan illustrates how social pedagogy - as a model in theory and practice - has been and is currently being used, around and across Europe, for work with people of all age groups. Volume II proposes chapters on work with adults (including social problems, physical and mental disabilities) and older people, written by authors based in Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Readers will find chapters discussing the implications regarding the use of educational theories to conceptualise social pedagogy, as well as the relevance of life-long learning debates, not only in academia but also in politics. The global (worldwide) dimension is covered by a chapter on the relationship between Latin American and European social pedagogy.
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The Social World Of Older People Understanding Loneliness And Social Isolation In Later Life

Understanding Loneliness and Social Isolation in Later Life Victor, Christina, Scambler, Sasha, Bond, John ... Powell, J. L. (2006) Rethinking Social Theory ...

Author: Victor, Christina

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335215218

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

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Providing an account of loneliness and social isolation as experienced by older people living in Britain, this book considers the incidence and effects of isolation and loneliness, identifying the factors which lead to such experiences and considering potential interventions.
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Criminological Theory

Powell, J.L. (2006) Rethinking Social Theory and Later Life. New York: Nova Science Publishers. Powell, J.L.and Biggs, S.(2000) 'Managing old age:The ...

Author: T. Owen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137316950

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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In an age of rapid advances in behavioural genetics, this book applies a unique genetic-social framework to the study of crime and criminal behaviour. Drawing upon evidence from evolutionary psychology and behavioural genetics, it offers an up-to-date and balanced account of the mutuality between genes and environment.
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Cultural Theory

on postmodern theory with Steve Best; a trilogy of books on the Bush ... Rowman and Littlefield, Lanham); Rethinking Social Theory and Later Life (2006, ...

Author: Tim Edwards

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781848607521

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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"Written by some of the leading thinkers in the field, the book is an excellent resource for longstanding and contemporary issues in cultural theory. Comprehensive and well-written." - David Oswell, Goldsmiths College This timely volume provides a framework for understanding the cultural turn in terms of the classical legacy, contemporary cultural theory and cultural analysis. It reveals the significance of Marxist humanism, Georg Simmel, the Frankfurt School, Stuart Hall and the Birmingham School, Giddens, Bauman, Foucault, Bourdieu and Baudrillard. Readers receive a dazzling, critical survey of some of the primary figures in the field. However, the book is much more than a Rough Guide tour through the 'great figures' in the field. Through an analysis of specific problems, such as transculturalism, transnationalsim, feminism, popular music and cultural citizenship, it demonstrates the relevance of cultural sociology in elucidating some of the key questions of our time.
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The Short Guide to Aging and Gerontology

Rethinking social theory and later life. ... On the significance of age in sociology. American Sociological Review, 52(1), 1–14. doi:10.2307/2095388.

Author: Kate de Medeiros

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447328384

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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This compact, focused guide is perfect for students and others new to the field of gerontology. Features include further reading for each chapter, a glossary of key terms, and tables that provide easy reference points.
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Culture and Civilization

Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World. ... Social Theory and Aging, Rethinking Social Theory and Later Life, and Situating Social Theory.

Author: Irving Louis Horowitz

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412847292

Category: Social Science

Page: 281

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Volume three of Culture & Civilization continues a pattern in this annual series of dealing with major themes of the past, with a strong sense of how the everyday world of the second decade of the twenty-first century impacts cultural history and civilizations pushing up against each other. A constant theme throughout is the immediate impact of Globalism: in economics, government, manners, styles, egalitarianism in political demands, and terrorism as a response to democratic systems. Each in its own way has coalesced to bring discourse on civilization levels back into vogue. Global issues in size, scope, and scenario are herein placed on exhibition once again. Among the noteworthy contributions are substantial articles by Jason Powell, Global Aging; Tony Leon, Liberal Democracy in Africa; Yoaz Hendel, Terrorism and Piracy; Norman Manea and Paul Hollander, "Twenty Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall"; Aleksander Kwasniewski, "World Views of the European Union"; Gregg Rickman, "The Nazi Religion and the Holocaust"; and Walter Laqueur, "Europe’s Road to the Mosque". This volume features special essays on Jean Francois Revel’s Uncommon Insight; John Maynard Keynes Revisited; Stefan Zweig: Master Builder of the Spirit; and Inside Shakespeare’s Hamlet. As with the previous volumes, the writings are brilliantly realized in form with serious content to match. Threading a needle between abstracted empiricism that dominates present science policy and speculative metaphysics that offers little else than a great vision of the world, this volume of Culture & Civilization on Globalism charts a space for which there is a felt need by large publics, responded to by serious social science specialists capable of addressing such interests in historically meaningful contexts.
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Crime Genes Neuroscience and Cyberspace

Rethinking Social Theory and Later Life. New York: Nova Science Publishers. Powell, J. L., & Biggs, S. (2000). Managing Old Age: The Disciplinary Web of ...

Author: Tim Owen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137526885

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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This book applies Owen’s unique genetic-social framework to the study of crime and criminal behaviour, with an emphasis on cybercrime. Moving beyond challenges which confront contemporary criminological theorizing such as: the stagnation of critical criminology, the relativistic nihilism of the ‘cultural turn’, posthumanism, and virtual criminology, the author codifies and ‘applies’ the latest version of the framework to the study of crime, both in and out of cyberspace. Drawing upon evolutionary psychology, behavioural genetics and the philosophy of Heidegger, he introduces new terms such as ‘Neuro-Agency’ and notions of Embodied Cognition into criminological theorizing. Adopting a soft compatibilist approach to free-will, and Realist ontology, Owen’s meta-theoretical focus provides a new direction for criminological theorizing, in particular in the direction of the conceptualization and prediction of cyber violence. Exciting and timely, this book will appeal to scholars and advanced students of criminology, law, sociology, social policy, psychology, philosophy, policing and forensic investigation.
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Culture and Civilization

Jason L. Powell is Associate Dean, Reader in Sociology & Social Policy and ... include Social Theory and Aging, Rethinking Social Theory and Later Life, ...

Author: Irving Horowitz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351524377

Category: Social Science

Page: 281

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Volume three of Culture & Civilization continues a pattern in this annual series of dealing with major themes of the past, with a strong sense of how the everyday world of the second decade of the twenty-first century impacts cultural history and civilizations pushing up against each other. A constant theme throughout is the immediate impact of Globalism: in economics, government, manners, styles, egalitarianism in political demands, and terrorism as a response to democratic systems. Each in its own way has coalesced to bring discourse on civilization levels back into vogue. Global issues in size, scope, and scenario are herein placed on exhibition once again. Among the noteworthy contributions are substantial articles by Jason Powell, Global Aging; Tony Leon, Liberal Democracy in Africa; Yoaz Hendel, Terrorism and Piracy; Norman Manea and Paul Hollander, "Twenty Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall"; Aleksander Kwasniewski, "World Views of the European Union"; Gregg Rickman, "The Nazi Religion and the Holocaust"; and Walter Laqueur, "Europe's Road to the Mosque". This volume features special essays on Jean Francois Revel's Uncommon Insight; John Maynard Keynes Revisited; Stefan Zweig: Master Builder of the Spirit; and Inside Shakespeare's Hamlet. As with the previous volumes, the writings are brilliantly realized in form with serious content to match. Threading a needle between abstracted empiricism that dominates present science policy and speculative metaphysics that offers little else than a great vision of the world, this volume of Culture & Civilization on Globalism charts a space for which there is a felt need by large publics, responded to by serious social science specialists capable of addressing such interests in historically meaningful contexts.
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Kondrarieff waves

Attitudes towards Bearing the Cost of Care in Later Life across the World. ... Rethinking Social Theory and Later Life. New York: Nova Science.

Author: Brian J. L. Berry

Publisher: ООО "Издательство "Учитель"

ISBN: 9785705742820

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In the period from the 1920s to 1930s the theory of economic cycles underwent dramatic changes. Due to the research of such famous economists as Nikolay Kondratieff, Joseph Kitchin, Wesley Mitchell, Simon Kuznets, and Joseph Schumpeter the idea of a whole system of economic cycles (with characteristic periods between two and sixty years) was developed. The idea of a system of intertwined economic cycles is nowadays paramount to the school of evolutionary economics and its development promises rather interesting future outcomes. That is why this issue of our ‘Kondratieff Waves’ Yearbook is devoted to the interconnections between various economic cycles. As to the subtitle of this volume, one should note that many of the contributors refer to the system of cycles and the fact that real economic cycles make up a system, whereas among different types of cycles, the Juglar, Kuznets, and Kondratieff cycles are the most important ones for the present-day economic dynamics. Although Kondratieff himself considered long waves as above all an economic phenomenon, the theory of the long waves became, however, very actively developed in connection with their political and geopolitical aspects. In this Yearbook, the political aspect of Kondratieff waves is the subject of several articles in the second section. The last section of this Yearbook is devoted to the heritage of Kondratieff and other prominent economists. The year 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the outstanding Russian economist, one of the most prominent researchers of medium-term economic cycles, Mikhail Tugan-Baranovsky, and the volume is concluded with Kondratieff's article about him. Concerning 2015, we should mention another anniversary, namely, 30 years since the death of Simon Kuznets (1901–1985). This edition will be useful for economists, social scientists, as well as for a wide range of those interested in the problems of the past, present, and future of global economy and globalization.
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Social Theory and Aging

2003. Risk and Everyday Life. London: Sage. Turner, B. S. 1989. "Ageing, Status Politics and Sociological Theory." British Journal of Sociology 40:588-606.

Author: Jason L. Powell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742519546

Category: Social Science

Page: 157

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This book attempts to identify two central areas for the study of aging and the epistemological differences and continuities between them: constructions of aging (modern) and deconstructions of aging (postmodern).
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Social Divisions and Later Life

Journal of Social Philosophy, 23, 1, 105–119. Anthias, F. (1998). Rethinking social divisions: some notes towards a theoretical framework.

Author: Gilleard, Chris

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447338628

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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As the population ages, this book reveals how divides that are apparent through childhood and working life change and are added to in later life. Two internationally renowned experts in ageing look beyond longstanding factors like class, gender and ethnicity to explore new social divisions, including contrasting states of physical fitness and mental health. They show how differences in health and frailty are creating fresh inequalities in later life, with significant implications for the future of our ageing societies. This accessible overview of social divisions is essential reading for those interested in the sociology of ageing and its differences, diversities and inequalities.
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Rethinking Anti Discriminatory and Anti Oppressive Theories for Social Work Practice

Graham, M. (2009) 'Reframing black perspectives in social work: new ... Social Class in Later Life: Power, Identity and Lifestyle, Bristol: Policy Press.

Author: Christine Cocker

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781137023988

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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For years anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive practice have been embedded in the social work landscape. Thinking beyond the mainstream approaches, this book critically examines some of the core concepts and issues in social work, providing fresh perspectives and opportunities for educators, students and practitioners of social work.
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Researching Later Life and Ageing

... as social relations, and rethinking questions of agency in later life. ... to social theory and critical analysis of contemporary life more generally.

Author: Miranda Leontowitsch

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781137265012

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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How are we to conduct research on the continuously changing world of later life? How do we research new ageing populations and groups that have been largely absent from research? What needs to be considered when using qualitative methods in ageing research? Despite a large and growing body of work that uses qualitative methods in ageing research, very few authors reflect on their use of methods when sampling or interviewing older people. This edited collection on researching later life and ageing fills the gap by bringing together leading and emerging scholars from the UK, Australia and Canada to critically reflect on their use of qualitative methods in gaining knowledge of under-researched groups of older people and to point to future research agendas.
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Rethinking Social Inequality

For a more theoretical discussion see H.G. Reid , " American Social Science in ... Transitions in Middle and Later Life , BSG Publications , London , 1980.

Author: David Robbins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351105071

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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Originally published in 1982, Rethinking Social Inequality is a collection of essays looking at the breadth of contemporary work in social inequality. The book focuses on inequality as a central project of sociological enquiry, and is unified by the overarching rejection of a distributional notion of inequality, in the place of a relational one. The object of the study is not the deprived social group, but the unequal social relations, which is manifested in a variety of forms. The themes addressed in this collection indicate a shift in the areas of study concerned with social inequality, rejecting class-based inequality in with that of race, gender and age.
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