Age, Race and Ethnicity
A Comparative Approach. Rethinking Ageing
Winner of the Seebohm Trophy for the Age Concern Book of the Year in 1995, this is a study on ageing among black and Asian people in Britain. Until now, debates on race relations have tended to ignore the "greying" of Britain's minority communities. Equally, ageing studies have lacked a focus on the challenging realities of a multiracial society and of racial discrimination. In this wide-ranging and questioning book, the authors combine original research with the results of over a decade of community studies of age and race. They give a comprehensive overview of the British context of "minority ageing", comparing it with that of other societies such as the USA and Australia. They show the range and variety of patterns of ageing in the Asian and Afro-Caribbean communities, illustrated by personal life histories, and there are substantial chapters on the challenges to be faced by the health and social services. This book should be of interest to, "reflective practitioners" and anyone concerned with new developments in the fields of ageing, race relations, sociology and social policy.
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"For all professionals working with older people this is likely to be one of the most important books of the 1990s ... an essential tool for those working with older people at a practice and policy level ... This book deserves a broad circulation." - Journal of Interprofessional Care "... the authors haveproduced an accessible and readable account of this important area." - Age and Ageing "...for those who work with minority ethnic elders, it is a welcome source of information." - BASELINE: The Journal of the British Association for Service to the Elderly "...an excellent book. It is timely and makes a helpful contribution to a sparse literature. Further it iswell presented and accessible. It deserves to be widely read both by practitioners and researchers." - Disability & Society "This is an important reference book for practitioners, professionals, gerontologists and students...The authors present significant social and demographic background studies from a range of sources...Professionals and students will find this book valuable asa research tool and for general information and further exploration of the subject...I hope Age, Race and Ethnicity, a Comparative Approach finds its way into all good bookshops, social services libraries and every social policy and gerontology reading list. It is value for money." - Care Weekly "...an excellent review of the existing research studies which form the core of this book." - Journal of Social Work Practice "...an invaluable discussion of a wide range of neglected issues. It is well grounded both in a thorough review of the available literature and in the authors' own fieldwork." - Sociology