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Ageing in a consumer society

Ian Rees Jones

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9781861348821
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301431 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861348821.001.0001
Ageing in a consumer society

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Targeted as ‘grey consumers’, 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 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 fifty years, the rise of the ‘individualised consumer citizen’ and what this means for health and social policies.

Keywords: consumer; consumer society; grey consumer; ageing; Britain; UK; consumer culture; older people; social gerontology

Book.  160 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing

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Social change and later life in Ageing in a consumer society

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Cohort, generation and time in Ageing in a consumer society

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Later life in consumer society in Ageing in a consumer society

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Consuming health in later life in Ageing in a consumer society

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