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Social Policy and Aging : A Critical Perspective

Social Policy and Aging : A Critical Perspective - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0803973473

Cover of Social Policy and Aging : A Critical Perspective 01 (ISBN 978-0803973473)
ISBN13: 978-0803973473
ISBN10: 0803973470
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.
Published: 2001
International: No

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Social Policy and Aging : A Critical Perspective - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0803973473

Carroll L. Estes

ISBN13: 978-0803973473
ISBN10: 0803973470
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

This groundbreaking book provides a comprehensive treatment of the political economy of aging. From the founder and key thinker in the field comes a work that aims to contribute to the understanding of old age and aging in the context of problems and issues of the larger social order in America. Since Carroll Estes' first writing on the political economy of aging in 1979, there has been growing recognition and incorporation of her critical perspective as one of the major paradigms in the field of aging.

The only comprehensive book-length treatment of the subject, Social Policy and Aging addresses the globalization of capital and developments in health care restructuring. Combining social gerontological theory and major theoretical advances in work on the welfare state, this text keeps readers abreast of the new development within the discipline. Students and researchers alike will appreciate this critical perspective, widely acknowledged as one of the major paradigms in the field of aging.

Author Bio

Estes, Carroll L. : University of California, San Francisco

Table of Contents

Political Economy of Aging
A Theoretical Framework
Critical Perspectives on Aging
The Medicalization and Commodification of Aging and the Privatization and Rationalization of Old Age Policy
The Transformation of the Nonprofit Sector
Systemic Crisis and the Political Economy of Aging Services
Crisis, the Welfare State and Aging
Ideology and Agency in the Social Security Privatization Debate
Sex and Gender in the Political Economy of Aging
Inequality and Aging
The Creation of Dependency
The Medical Industrial-Complex and the Aging Enterprise
A Political Economic Critique of 'Productive Aging'
The Underdevelopment of Community-Based Services in the United States Long-Term Care System
A Structural Analysis

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