Über den Autor
Constantinos Phellas is a Professor of Sociology and currently serving as the Vice Rector for Research Faculty at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus. His research interests include sociology of health illness, ageing, and sexualities. Professor Phellas holds a doctorate degree in Sociology from the University of Essex, UK. He also holds two Masters degrees from the University of Warwick (UK) and City University (UK) respectively. He has taught extensively (mainly at postgraduate level) at the University of Essex, City University, University of London and London South Bank University. His publications focus upon the intersection of age, gender and culture and the social & psychological aspects of public health domain. He has recently been elected as the President of the Cyprus Sociological Association for the period 2012-2014.
Chapter 1. Introduction.- Chapter 2. Challenging statutory pensions reforms in an aging Europe: Adequacy versus Sustainability.- Chapter 3. Technology and Ageing: Potential for European Societies.- Chapter 4. Dependency and individualism: The influence of modern ideologies on older people's food security.- Chapter 5 Cross-National Exploration of National Cultural Policy and Economic Characteristics.- Chapter 6. What about happiness in later life?.- Chapter 7. Dementia and Quality of Life Issues in Older People.- Chapter 8. Changes in physical functional ability with ageing and over time.- Chapter 9. Family networks and supports in older age.- Chapter 10. Factors influencing inequalities in the quality of life.- Chapter 11. Older men in the community: A United Kingdom perspective.- Chapter 12. The Social Networks of Older Europeans.- Chapter 13. Financial Literacy in Retirement Planning Context: The Case of Czech Older Workers.- Chapter 14. Home nursing care of the elderly: The case of Cyprus.- Chapter 15. Quality of Life & Older People.- Chapter 16. Cohort change in living conditions and lifestyle among middle aged Swedes: The effects on mortality and late-life disability.- Chapter 17. Late-Life Learning in the European Union: Implications for Social and Public Policy.- Chapter 18. Transnationalism and the study of aging and old age.
The aging of populations is one of the major economic and social developments shaping the 21st century. This timely book aims to integrate our understanding of the changing meanings, representations, and experiences of aging and the key factors shaping them.
Cross-disciplinary roster of expert contributors
Examples from diverse European societies illustrating innovative methodological approaches to working with diverse elderly populations