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This book explores the major contemporary social issues in modern society with a clear focus on major facets of social life. The book examines the relevance of crime, employment, social care and family life - and suggests that in different ways each major theme is essential for understanding the past, ...
Contemporary Issues in Modern Society
This book explores the major contemporary social issues in modern society with a clear focus on major facets of social life. The book examines the relevance of crime, employment, social care and family life - and suggests that in different ways each major theme is essential for understanding the past, present and future.
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83.61 USD

Contemporary Issues in Modern Society

by Jason L. Powell
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This authentic book explores the concept of aging and its relationship to victimisation and death in contemporary culture. Healthcare and welfare have emerged as key vehicles used to legitimise and position the identities that older people adopt in contemporary modernity. Both contain continually changing technologies that function to mediate relations ...
Rethinking Aging: Foucault, Victims & Death
This authentic book explores the concept of aging and its relationship to victimisation and death in contemporary culture. Healthcare and welfare have emerged as key vehicles used to legitimise and position the identities that older people adopt in contemporary modernity. Both contain continually changing technologies that function to mediate relations between older people and the State. Medico-technical policies, victimisation policies and care management discourses have been presented as adding choice and reducing limitations associated with adult aging. However, they also represent an increase in professional control that can be exerted on lifestyles in older ages and thus, the wider social meanings associated with that part of life. This book presents an original theoretical analysis based on a critical interpretation of the work of Michel Foucault and the application of aging. The book identifies the interrelationship between health professions and older people in terms of power, surveillance and normalisation. The book highlights how and why older people are the subjects of legitimising professional gazes through the dark side of modernity: being managed, being victims, being abused and existential questions of death are critically examined with clear links to policy, theory and practice.
133.94 USD
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One of the key issues in recent times in England is the inter-relationship between voluntary organisations and sustainability. It is very tempting to view voluntary agencies rather like very fragile black boxes adrift on a turbulent sea and at the mercy of powerful social, economic and political pressures. The direction ...
Understanding the Voluntary Sector: Critical Success Factors -- A Case Study
One of the key issues in recent times in England is the inter-relationship between voluntary organisations and sustainability. It is very tempting to view voluntary agencies rather like very fragile black boxes adrift on a turbulent sea and at the mercy of powerful social, economic and political pressures. The direction of their journey and their very survival is determined by critical success factors. Although the spate of studies have undoubtedly advanced the state of knowledge about voluntary organisations, very little is known about the internal composition and operation of the black boxes and even less about the way in which internal factors interact within the external world. This book examines the factors that impinge upon opening and understanding the black box such as governance and quality, leadership, workforce, performance, partnerships and finance and funding.
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75.08 USD

Understanding the Voluntary Sector: Critical Success Factors -- A Case Study

by Jason L. Powell
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This book explores both conceptual and theoretical issues that impinge on understanding aging in (post) modern society. It analyses how knowledge formation of aging, with particular reference to 'old age' in contemporary western society, is socially constituted and positioned by powerful 'taken for granted assumptions'. These assumptions have provided a ...
Social Theory and Aging
This book explores both conceptual and theoretical issues that impinge on understanding aging in (post) modern society. It analyses how knowledge formation of aging, with particular reference to 'old age' in contemporary western society, is socially constituted and positioned by powerful 'taken for granted assumptions'. These assumptions have provided a power/knowledge base for bio-medical disciplines, legitimacy of political-economic discourses and practices of professional experts. The book is in two parts: the first part introduces 'modernist' scientific models and theories of gerontology and questions their importance in mapping out the assumptions of aging and how they impinge on identity performance in society through disciplinary matrix of biology, psychology and social conceptualizations of gerontology; the second part focus upon 'postmodern' constructions aging through the articulation and development of novel epistemologies: postmodernism and aging body; discourse and power/knowledge; and 'aging' in the 'risk society'. The book addresses a key question: can 'meta-theories' provide an effective analysis of aging which is radically different from modernist 'grand narratives' as epitomized by not only bio-medical models of aging but also of mainstream social theories of gerontology.
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33.600000 USD

Social Theory and Aging

by Jason L. Powell
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This book is a demographical overview of the key issues associated with globalisation and global aging in the 21st century. The book explores how populational aging has increased the implications for socio-economic issues for individuals and populations. The book also explores China which is fast on its way to becoming ...
The Power of Global Aging
This book is a demographical overview of the key issues associated with globalisation and global aging in the 21st century. The book explores how populational aging has increased the implications for socio-economic issues for individuals and populations. The book also explores China which is fast on its way to becoming the most powerful economic force in the world. The book explores some of the major issues populational aging impacts, including pensions, the labour market, care, social security and family life. The power of global aging in the 21st century is one of the greatest challenges, along with climate change, for the sustainability of nation states across the world.
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133.09 USD

The Power of Global Aging

by Jason L. Powell
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This book explores the contested concept and theorisation of care and its relationship to ageing. The book analyses the different and complex ways care has been colonised by bio-medical sciences, social policies, and how professional experts have managed it. It also explores the issue of bio-ethics and care and how ...
Sociology of Care: Exploring Theory, Policy & Practice The Case of Aging
This book explores the contested concept and theorisation of care and its relationship to ageing. The book analyses the different and complex ways care has been colonised by bio-medical sciences, social policies, and how professional experts have managed it. It also explores the issue of bio-ethics and care and how ethics plays a key role in how individuals may be given access to care or denied due to ethical considerations. The analysis moves to a social account of care in highlighting how recent social policy positions how movements to personalised care can be managed by individuals which raises questions about the nature of power in contemporary society.
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75.08 USD

Sociology of Care: Exploring Theory, Policy & Practice The Case of Aging

by Jason L. Powell
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In recent years, major social forces such as: ageing populations, social trends, migration patterns, and the globalization of economies, have reshaped social welfare policies and practices across the globe. Multinational corporations, NGOs, and other international organizations have begun to influence social policy at a national and local level. Among the ...
The Welfare State in Post-Industrial Society: A Global Perspective
In recent years, major social forces such as: ageing populations, social trends, migration patterns, and the globalization of economies, have reshaped social welfare policies and practices across the globe. Multinational corporations, NGOs, and other international organizations have begun to influence social policy at a national and local level. Among the many ramifications of these changes is that globalizing influences may hinder the ability of individual nation-states to effect policies that are beneficial to them on a local level. With contributions from thirteen countries worldwide, this collected work represents the first major comparative analysis on the effect of globalization on the international welfare state. The Welfare State in Post-Industrial Society is divided into two major sections: the first draws from a number of leading social welfare researchers from diverse countries who point to the nation-state as case studies; highlighting how it goes about establishing and revising social welfare provisions. The second portion of the volume then moves to a more global perspective in its analysis and questioning of the impact of globalization on citizenship, ageing and marketization. The Welfare State in Post-Industrial Society seeks to encourage debate about the implications of the most pressing social welfare issues in nation-states, and integrate analyses of policy and practice in particular countries struggling to provide social welfare support for their needy populations.
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208.950000 USD

The Welfare State in Post-Industrial Society: A Global Perspective

by Jon Hendricks, Jason L. Powell
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This book explores the relationship between education, employment and pensions in contemporary western society. The book is in two parts. The first part focuses on theoretical interpretations of youth and education drawing out implications of risk and power relationships. The second part of the book explores employment and pension policy ...
Education, Employment & Pensions: A Critical Narrative
This book explores the relationship between education, employment and pensions in contemporary western society. The book is in two parts. The first part focuses on theoretical interpretations of youth and education drawing out implications of risk and power relationships. The second part of the book explores employment and pension policy and the implications for populational groups.
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83.61 USD

Education, Employment & Pensions: A Critical Narrative

by Jason L. Powell
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This book explores the biography, issues and legacy of French social theorist and philosopher Michel Foucault. Arguably, Foucault was the greatest scholar of the 20th century and has left a huge legacy. The issues that emanate from his work will be discussed and evaluated especially in relation to applied social ...
Foucault: Issues & Legacy
This book explores the biography, issues and legacy of French social theorist and philosopher Michel Foucault. Arguably, Foucault was the greatest scholar of the 20th century and has left a huge legacy. The issues that emanate from his work will be discussed and evaluated especially in relation to applied social science as a discipline of study as well as empirical examples from contemporary social research. In particular, the book explores examples drawing from helping professions to illuminate the legacy of Michel Foucault and his influential concepts and theories.
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83.61 USD

Foucault: Issues & Legacy

by Jason L. Powell
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This book attempts to unravel the fundamental assumptions of social philosophy and how its different concepts and theories make sense of human aging. The book explores how biomedical ageing dominated thoughts on ageing until social understandings from different disciplines came about that highlighted that ageing could be understood in terms ...
Social Philosophy, Age & Aging
This book attempts to unravel the fundamental assumptions of social philosophy and how its different concepts and theories make sense of human aging. The book explores how biomedical ageing dominated thoughts on ageing until social understandings from different disciplines came about that highlighted that ageing could be understood in terms of social class, gender and ethnicity. A key debate in recent years has been the critical approach versus positive approach. The final two chapters of the book explore Foucauldian philosophy applied to instances of the ageing process; whilst the final chapter advocates a focus on personhood and self-actualisation.
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83.61 USD

Social Philosophy, Age & Aging

by Jason L. Powell
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This book focuses on the implications of population ageing in Asia. The book discusses the differences in the magnitude of the aged population in different parts of Asia and highlights the perennial concerns of care and support facing older people and their families as Asian societies grapple with the ageing ...
Aging in Asia
This book focuses on the implications of population ageing in Asia. The book discusses the differences in the magnitude of the aged population in different parts of Asia and highlights the perennial concerns of care and support facing older people and their families as Asian societies grapple with the ageing population. The array of chapters in this book substantiates these challenges and opportunities afforded to different countries in Asia in light of demographic shifts, which range from an examination of broad issues of support for the aged and policy directions in East and Southeast Asia, to specific concerns relating to older people in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Pakistan, Korea, Bangladesh and Nepal. Population ageing across these countries are experiencing increased longevity and a declining birth rate, which is becoming more prevalent. The book explains how, due to changes in population structure, ageing will alter trends in the decades ahead in Asia. This book is unique in that the research cited is not only rich on ageing experiences across Asia but is an important process in bringing together evocative, engaged and comparative insights as to how we understand complex ageing and welfare issues.
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85.580000 USD

Aging in Asia

by Ian G. Cook, Jason L. Powell
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Social Welfare, Aging and Social Theory explores how we can understand the changing relationship between social welfare and human aging. The book begins by reviewing how historical changes in society impacted on shaping emergence of scientific approaches to understand and problematize and bio-medicalize aging as akin to an illness and ...
Social Welfare, Aging, and Social Theory
Social Welfare, Aging and Social Theory explores how we can understand the changing relationship between social welfare and human aging. The book begins by reviewing how historical changes in society impacted on shaping emergence of scientific approaches to understand and problematize and bio-medicalize aging as akin to an illness and disease. The discussion moves to trace how particular social science theories were developed to reinforce negative perceptions of aging. The book also develops its own reflexive approach with in-depth examples of social welfare in national, international and global contexts in how aging is theorized in the postmodern world were alternative possibilities can be encountered.
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96.600000 USD

Social Welfare, Aging, and Social Theory

by John Martyn Chamberlain, Jason L. Powell
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As we enter 2014, an accelerating interest in abuse has arisen due to the implementation of community care policies relying upon informal care and a relentless political campaign to legitimise an enforced obligation to care. The use of care management technologies that focus on assessment and inspection, can, in this ...
Theorizing Community Care: From Disciplinary Power to Governmentality to Personal Care
As we enter 2014, an accelerating interest in abuse has arisen due to the implementation of community care policies relying upon informal care and a relentless political campaign to legitimise an enforced obligation to care. The use of care management technologies that focus on assessment and inspection, can, in this policy climate, become a means of surveillance and enforcement of informal caring. It is argued that Michel Foucault offers a set of strategies (Foucault 1977: 205) for understanding how the discourses on community care construct older people's experiences and their identities, as constructed subjects and objects of managerial knowledge. This book examines this and the dystopian implications for older people. The book attempts to move beyond such fatalism by introducing governmentality and the possibilities through social policy for older people. Finally, the book examines the emergence of personal care and the implications for personalization and tailored care services for older people.
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73.500000 USD
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This book, which draws from fieldwork research and evidence, is provided to suggest a sense of emotional anxiety among social workers and case managers working on the front-line' within local authority social service departments in England. This is taking place within British Prime Minister David Cameron's government agenda of personalization ...
Social Work, Performativity & Personalization
This book, which draws from fieldwork research and evidence, is provided to suggest a sense of emotional anxiety among social workers and case managers working on the front-line' within local authority social service departments in England. This is taking place within British Prime Minister David Cameron's government agenda of personalization of care . This new emphasis places the onus on the client rather than the gaze of the social worker. Yet, there are contradictions that lie at the heart of social work, social care and personal care. Theories have attempted to detangle these contradictions. There have been a number of theoretical approaches that have attempted to ground the concept of power' to understand organisational practice though significant Foucauldian insights that have been most captivating in illuminating power relations and subject positioning. This book is the first of its kind to explore the impact on 'performativity' of social workers and governance (governmentality) of workers and clients in the personalisation policy process.
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73.500000 USD
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This book explores the relevance of key thinkers in social science from historical traditions to contemporary philosophers and the nature of modern society and how theories and concepts can be used to shed light on trends and inequalities around the world in which these thinkers lived. History is fast moving. ...
Key Thinkers in Social Science
This book explores the relevance of key thinkers in social science from historical traditions to contemporary philosophers and the nature of modern society and how theories and concepts can be used to shed light on trends and inequalities around the world in which these thinkers lived. History is fast moving. The book attempts to explore the works of Weber, Durkheim, and Marx in the first three chapters to illustrate how their varieties of social science gave intimation about the social world in terms of social disorder and the remedies and actions needed to bring about social justice. The latter three chapters explore arguably the three most influential thinkers in social science of the 20th Century: Parsons, Foucault and Habermas. These thinkers in different ways gave a number of diagnoses of modern society. Some arguing for more balance between individuals and society as best regulated by institutions such as the family (Parsons), others argued for a more sophisticated understanding of power and how it plays out for social groups in modern society (Foucault) whilst for others critical social scientists should be focusing on defending the enlightenment ideals of reason and rationality as we go further into the 21st century. The book raises questions and provides many examples to stimulate thoughtful reflection about all our yesterdays, todays and tomorrows.
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73.500000 USD
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This book aims to provide a critical reflection on existing epistemologies of ageing and alternatively, introduce post-structuralist insights to ageing studies and later life. We will examine how ageing appears to be individualised in neo-liberal western culture. It can be argued that whilst ageing has become individualised, the limitation of ...
Rethinking Social Theory & Later Life
This book aims to provide a critical reflection on existing epistemologies of ageing and alternatively, introduce post-structuralist insights to ageing studies and later life. We will examine how ageing appears to be individualised in neo-liberal western culture. It can be argued that whilst ageing has become individualised, the limitation of existing epistemologies is in their ontological war with each other: positive ageing versus social oppression. What this book seeks to do is to provide an alternative exploration of ageing by introducing post-structuralist theory using two themes of 'narrative' (stories of ageing) and 'trust' (relations of ageing) -- both as exemplar social issues and conceptual tools. Indeed, we need to ask what are the conditions which allow narrative and trust to be formed and performed relating to ageing. It is within the processes of categorisation that established social life as the 'social arena' within which the issues of social problems were to be debated needs theoretical reflection.
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75.080000 USD
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