Current understandings of ageing and diversity are impoverished in three main ways. Firstly, with regards to thinking about what inequalities operate in later life there has been an excessive preoccupation with economic resources. On the other hand, less attention has been paid to cultural norms and values, other resources, wider social processes, political participation and community engagement. Secondly, in terms of thinking about the ‘who’ of inequality, this has so far been limited to a very narrow range of minority populations. Finally, when considering the ‘how’ of inequality, social gerontology’s theoretical analyses remain under-developed. The overall effect of these issues is that social gerontology remains deeply embedded in normative assumptions which serve to exclude a wide range of older people.

Ageing, Diversity and Equality aims to challenge and provoke the above described normativity and offer an alternative approach which highlights the heterogeneity and diversity of ageing, associated inequalities and their intersections.

The Open Access version of this book, available at https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781351851329, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 licence.

chapter 1|21 pages


BySue Westwood
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part I|75 pages


chapter 2|11 pages

Socio-economic inequalities in later life

The role of gender
ByAthina Vlachantoni
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chapter 3|12 pages

Gender, (in)equality and the body in later life

ByLaura Hurd Clarke
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chapter 4|18 pages

Gender and the social imaginary of the fourth age

ByChris Gilleard, Paul Higgs
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chapter 5|16 pages

Ageing without children, gender and social justice

ByRobin A. Hadley
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chapter 6|16 pages

Trans(gender)/gender-diverse ageing

ByJenny-Anne Bishop, Sue Westwood
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part II|66 pages


chapter 7|13 pages

Older lesbians, ageing and equality

ByJane Traies
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chapter 8|17 pages

Gay men and ageing

ByMark Hughes, Peter Robinson
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chapter 9|16 pages

Bisexuality and ageing

Striving for social justice
BySarah Jen
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chapter 10|18 pages

Heterosexual ageing

Interrogating the taken-for-granted norm
BySue Westwood
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part III|57 pages

Culture, ethnicity and religion

chapter 11|14 pages

Ethnicity, race and care in older age

What can a social justice framework offer?
BySandra Torres
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chapter 12|13 pages

Migration, ageing and social inclusion

ByShereen Hussein
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chapter 13|16 pages

Older migrants

Inequalities of ageing from a transnational perspective
ByAlistair Hunter
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chapter 14|12 pages

Ageing, religion and (in)equality

ByPeter Kevern
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part IV|67 pages

Disabilities, long-term conditions and care

chapter 15|20 pages

Ageing with physical disabilities and/or long-term health conditions

BySue Westwood, Nicola Carey
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chapter 16|14 pages

The intersectionality of intellectual disability and ageing

ByKaren Watchman
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chapter 17|17 pages

Ageing with HIV

ByDana Rosenfeld, Damien Ridge, Jose Catalan
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chapter 18|14 pages

Older people and deficiencies in the formal care system

Equality and rights
ByJonathan Herring
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part V|68 pages


chapter 19|18 pages

Ageing and spatial equality

ByMartin Hyde
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chapter 20|18 pages

Rural ageing and equality

ByVanessa Burholt, Paula Foscarini-Craggs, Bethan Winter
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chapter 21|16 pages

Ageing in the workplace

ByAnnette Cox
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chapter 22|14 pages

Ageing in prison

ByHelen Codd
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