Growing up and growing old: ageing and dependency in the life course

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Sage, 1993 - Social Science - 200 pages
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Ranging across disciplinary boundaries, this book analyzes metaphors of dependency in differing contexts - the body, the family, work and leisure. Combining a robustly critical analysis with breadth of interdisciplinary sweep, Growing Up and Growing Old challenges the stigmatizing role that stereotypes can play in the lives of particular groups of people.

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Sheffield University

ALLISON JAMES is Professor of Sociology at the University of Sheffield. ADRIAN L. JAMES is Professor of Applied Social Studies at the University of Bradford.