SmartSellTM - The New Way to Sell Online

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

Social Welfare, Aging, and Social Theory


Product Description
Product Details

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Relationship of Social Theory and Aging: A Critical Exegesis Part I. Modern Constructions of Aging Chapter 2: From Galen to the Clinic: the Birth of Biomedicine Chapter 3: Occidental Modernity, the Biomedical Gaze, and Aging Chapter 4: Theorizing Aging: Critical Explorations of Modernist Sociological Approaches Part II. Postmodern Deconstructions of Aging Chapter 5: Postmodernism, Culture, and the Aging Body Chapter 6: The "Foucault Effect" and Aging: Relations of Power, Surveillance and Governmentality Chapter 7: Aging in the "Risk Society" Chapter 8: Narrative and Aging Chapter 9: Reconstructions of Aging: The Case of Global Aging Chapter 10: Conclusion: Reconstructions of Aging

About the Author

Jason L. Powell is divisional head of social sciences at University of Central Lancashire. John Martyn Chamberlain is a lecturer in criminology and social policy at Loughborough University.


Social Welfare, Aging and Social Theory provides a significant critique of dominant theories in social gerontology. It covers a wide range of theoretical perspectives whilst offering a coherent perspective based around Foucauldian ideas. The links drawn between theory and practice are especially welcome and should ensure a wide readership.
Social Welfare, Aging, and Social Theory is a book which lives up to its ambitious title. Now, more than ever, we need a book which can help us connect the dots and make sense of our lives in an aging society. This book delivers on that promise. -- Harry R. Moody, Director of Academic Affairs, AARP
This important book locates aging at the heart of social theory and challenges many taken-for-granted assumptions in gerontology as well as popular culture. It provides a powerful antidote to dominant biomedical and behavioral science models of aging as inevitable decline and should be read by all students of gerontology and social theory. -- Alan Walker, University of Sheffield

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Social Welfare, Aging, and Social Theory on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top