Active Ageing?

Perspectives from Europe on a Vaunted Topic

Edited by María Luisa Gómez Jiménez and Jonathan Parker

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ISBN: 978-1-861771-33-9
Series: Critical Studies in Socio-Cultural Diversity
BIC Categories: Cultural studies
Categories: Cultural Studies
Published: April 2014
234 x 156 x 13 mm
260 pages
Publisher: Whiting & Birch Ltd
The year 2012, was designated the European Year of Active Ageing. The concept for this book was conceived during a week-long symposium, held at the University of Málaga in April 2012. Academics and students from Spain, Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, the Netherlands and the UK celebrated the contribution that older people make to our societies through the exploration and critical analysis of the concept of active ageing. Written in a context of increased population growth and ageing, and continuing fiscal pressures, the editors have brought together thirteen chapters comprising diverse insights into ageing and active ageing that offer a contribution to our understanding of these complex areas of modern human life.
Active Ageing? Perspectives from Europe on a vaunted topic Jonathan Parker and María Luisa Gómez Jiménez

Problematising active ageing: A theoretical excursus into the sociology of ageing for social work practice Jonathan Parker and Sara Ashencaen Crabtree

Theories of successful psychological aging: A critical perspective Gabriele Schäfer

Changing self identity of elderly people: The case of Lithuania Urtė Lina Orlova and Egle Sumskiene

Housing for seniors: An overview of policies and challenges for an active aging in place in Spain María Luisa Gómez Jiménez

Learning and education in later life in Germany: Development, trends and prospect Cornelia Kricheldorff

Ageing, social policy and changing solidarity in the Netherlands Jaap Olthof

‘I remember that …’ Reminiscence groups with people with dementia: A valuable site for practice learning Jonathan Parker

Canistherapy as an activation program for seniors in nursing homes and in nursing homes with specific regime Lenka Maťhová and Zuzana Staffová

Every medal has two sides: Opportunities and challenges of active ageing in Flanders Katrien Meireman and Elke Plovie

Active Ageing and Dementia: A Challenge for Social Workers and Professionals in Health Services Andrea Pilgerstorfer

Spanish Public policies and practices with seniors: Active ageing in local and regional public bodies Maria Luisa Gómez Jiménez

The discourse of active ageing and Islamic constructions of old age: A bridge too far? Sara Ashencaen Crabtree and Jonathan Parker

María Luisa Gómez Jiménez
Prof. Dr. María Luisa Gómez Jiménez is Associate Professor of Administrative Law at the University of Málaga (Spain). She is also an associate at the Latin American Program, at Harvard University and Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Social Work, Sociology and Social Policy, at Bournemouth University. Maria Luisa acts as ... read more
Jonathan Parker
Prof. Jonathan Parker is Professor of Social Policy & Social Work and Director of the Centre for Social Work, Sociology and Social Policy at Bournemouth University, and Visiting Professor at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He was one of the founders and director of the Family Assessment and Support Unit, a placement agency ... read more
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