Ageing in a Consumer Society: From Passive to Active Consumption in Britain (Ageing and the Lifecourse Series)

Ageing in a Consumer Society: From Passive to Active Consumption in Britain (Ageing and the Lifecourse Series) by Chris Gilleard, Paul Higgs, Martin Hyde, Ian Rees Jones, Christina R. Victor epub pdf fb2

Title: Ageing in a Consumer Society: From Passive to Active Consumption in Britain (Ageing and the Lifecourse Series)
Author: Chris Gilleard, Paul Higgs, Martin Hyde, Ian Rees Jones, Christina R. Victor
ISBN10: 1861348827
ISBN13: 978-1861348821
Publisher: Policy Press (September 1, 2008)
Language: English
Subcategory: Social Sciences
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Pages: 160 pages
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Ageing in a Consumer Society: From Passive to Active Consumption in Britain (Ageing and the Lifecourse Series) by Chris Gilleard, Paul Higgs, Martin Hyde, Ian Rees Jones, Christina R. Victor


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Targeted as the 'grey consumer', people retiring now participated in the creation of the post-war consumer culture. These consumers have grown older but have not stopped consuming.Based on extensive analysis over two years, this unique book examines the engagement of older people with consumer society in Britain since the 1960s. It charts the changes in the experience of later life in the UK over the last 50 years, the rise of the 'individualised consumer citizen' and what this means for health and social policies. The book will appeal to students, lecturers, researchers and policy analysts. It will provide material for teaching on undergraduate courses and postgraduate courses in sociology, social policy and social gerontology. It will also have considerable appeal to private industry engaged with older consumers as well as to voluntary and non-governmental organisations addressing ageing in Britain.