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Author Blakemore, Kenneth, 1948-

Title Age, race and ethnicity : a comparative approach / by Ken Blakemore and Margaret Boneham.

Published Buckingham [England] ; Philadelphia : Open University Press, 1994.


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 UniM Bail High Use  305.260941 BLAK  TWO HOUR LOAN  AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 154 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Research, understanding and action -- 3. Comparative perspectives -- 4. Double jeopardy? -- 5. The Afro-Caribbeans' experience -- 6. The Asians' experiences -- 7. Health, illness and health services -- 8. Welfare and social services --9. Conclusion.
Summary This is the first definitive study of ageing among black and Asian people in Britain. Until now, debates on race relations have tended to ignore the 'greying' of Britain's minority communities. Equally, ageing studies have lacked a focus on the challenging realities of a multi-racial society and of racial discrimination. In this wide-ranging and questioning book, the authors combine original research with the results of over a decade of community studies of age and race. They give a comprehensive overview of the British context of 'minority ageing', comparing it with that of other societies such as the USA and Australia. They show the range and variety of patterns of ageing in the Asian and Afro-Caribbean communities, illustrated by personal life histories, and there are substantial chapters on the challenges to be faced by the health and social services.
This book will be essential reading, both for 'reflective practitioners' and for anyone concerned with new developments in the fields of ageing, race relations, sociology and social policy.
Other author Boneham, Margaret, 1949-
Subject Minority older people -- Great Britain.
Minority older people -- Services for -- Great Britain.
Immigrants -- Great Britain.
East Indians -- Great Britain.
Jamaicans -- Great Britain.
Asians -- Great Britain.
ISBN 0335192343
0335190863 (paperback)