Focusing on under-researched aspects of social, economic and political change, this book offers fresh insights into aging, older people and their families. It combines an international and interdisciplinary approach. Chapters explore the contexts in which family roles, institutional practices, public policies and social and cultural discourses evolve, connecting analyses of aging issues and policy development with sound research practices, as well as previously-ignored gaps in professional practice. Topics covered include politics and policy, health and social care, culture and migration, urban and rural sociology, gender studies, technology and economics. The book will be of particular interest to students and researchers in gerontology, community development, geography and population studies, along with researchers and professionals in physiotherapy, nursing and social work. (Description from the publisher Routledge, 2016)
Gillian Joseph is the Director of Clear Pane Research Services in Guelph. Her MSc. in Family Relations and Human Development (specialization in Gerontology) has fueled a research and teaching career at several universities where she worked independently and in partnership with leading academics and practitioners in the field of aging worldwide. She has over 25 publications in peer-reviewed and professional journals along with book chapters on family and institutional eldercare.