Ethnicity and Old Age
Expanding our Imagination
PublishedSep 16, 2020
Page count232 pages
Browse the seriesAgeing in a Global Context
Dimensions234 x 156 mm
Dimensions234 x 156 mm
In the media
Winner of the Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award
A book on ethnicity, race and old age: who is it for, and why did I write it? in Ageing Issues
Winner of the Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award 2021.
Part of the Ageing in a Global Context series, this book proposes a new research agenda for scholarship that focuses on ethnicity, race and old age. It argues that in a time of increased international migration, population ageing and ethno-cultural diversity, scholarly imagination must be expanded as current research frameworks are becoming obsolete.
By bringing attention to the way that ethnicity and race have been addressed in research on ageing and old age, with a focus on health inequalities, health and social care, intergenerational relationships and caregiving, the book proposes how research can be developed in an ethnicity astute and diversity informed manner.
“The relevancy of this book extends beyond social gerontology into any field that examines race, ethnicity, and aging… [it] encourages the reader to innovate and challenge the conventions of current definitions to arrive at new understandings.” Journal of Applied Gerontology
“This book is both ambitious and timely, linking scholarship from the intersection of gerontology and race/ethnicity studies in three domains: health inequalities, health and social care, and social relations and caregiving as the foundation for developing theory and a future research agenda.” Christina Victor, Brunel University
“This is the most stimulating book for thinking in different and innovative ways about the relationship between ethnicity, race and old age. Sandra Torres invites us to go beyond traditional categories of analysis and to expand our imagination to face current research challenges." Claudio Bolzman, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland
“By setting ethnicity and old age in the context of discovery, this book challenges the common views within Social Gerontology of how these issues will intersect in so many people's lives. With impressive analytical clarity, Sandra Torres expands a field of knowledge that for such a long time has been neglected within Social Science.” Erik Olsson, Stockholm University
Sandra Torres is Professor of Sociology and the Chair in Social Gerontology at Uppsala University, whose scholarly contributions aim to expand the gerontological imagination on ethnicity, race and migration.
Part 1: Setting the stage for theorising;
Population aging and international migration;
Ethnicity and race: from essentialism to constructionism;
Part II: Theorising via a scoping review: what we know and need to find out;
Literature on Health Inequalities;
Literature on Health and Social Care ;
Literature on Social Relations and Caregiving;
A new agenda: where we are at and need to head;
Appendix: how the scoping review was conducted.