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Book reviews Aging and Everyday Life Reviewed by Mike Nolan, Professor of Gerontological Nursing, University of Sheffield Jaber F Gubrium and James A Holstein Oxford: Blackwell (2000) ISBN 0 631 21708 8 Price £17.99 (paperback) £60.00 (hardback) This edited volume is a collection of 30 papers early 1960s to the late 1990s. This breadth of (or essays as they are referred to on the back- coverage is welcome and the inclusion of cover) brought together by two well-known material that is by now almost 40 years old American gerontologists. The book is part of a should not be taken to mean that the book is series of readers in sociology the overall aim dated. On the contrary, reading some of the of which is to ‘...provide students and scholars seminal papers such as Cummings’s ‘Further with comprehensive collections of classic and thoughts on the theory of disengagement’ or contemporary readings’ which sample ‘...the Rose’s ‘A current theoretical issue in social most important works that students should gerontology’ not only provide a real sense of read’. historical perspective in gerontology (which The editors’ intention is to provide a paradoxically is still a relatively young ‘contrasting perspective’ which addresses what discipline), but also http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quality in Ageing and Older Adults Emerald Publishing

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1471-7794
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10.1108/14717794200100028
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Aging and Everyday Life Reviewed by Mike Nolan, Professor of Gerontological Nursing, University of Sheffield Jaber F Gubrium and James A Holstein Oxford: Blackwell (2000) ISBN 0 631 21708 8 Price £17.99 (paperback) £60.00 (hardback) This edited volume is a collection of 30 papers early 1960s to the late 1990s. This breadth of (or essays as they are referred to on the back- coverage is welcome and the inclusion of cover) brought together by two well-known material that is by now almost 40 years old American gerontologists. The book is part of a should not be taken to mean that the book is series of readers in sociology the overall aim dated. On the contrary, reading some of the of which is to ‘...provide students and scholars seminal papers such as Cummings’s ‘Further with comprehensive collections of classic and thoughts on the theory of disengagement’ or contemporary readings’ which sample ‘...the Rose’s ‘A current theoretical issue in social most important works that students should gerontology’ not only provide a real sense of read’. historical perspective in gerontology (which The editors’ intention is to provide a paradoxically is still a relatively young ‘contrasting perspective’ which addresses what discipline), but also

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Quality in Ageing and Older AdultsEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 1, 2001

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