Gerontology

Date

2016

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Volume Title

Publisher

John Wiley & Sons

Type

Book chapter

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

The evolution of gerontology and its position and status as a discipline is explored and discussed. The end point (as noted in the text) as possibly being within 'cultural gerontology' - see as having 'derived from a further widening and rethinking' in relation to critical gerontology. Narrow perspectives relating to what is described as the 'dependence–independence axis' are argued as requiring to be 'set aside'.

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Keywords

Gerontology, Ageing, Social Theory, Disengagement Theory, Activity Theory, Critical Gerontology, Cultural Gerontology

Citation

Fisk, M. and Nash, P. (2016) Gerontology. In: Ritzer, G. (Ed.) The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. Hoboken N.J: Wiley.

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Research Institute

Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR)