The evolution of gerontology and its position and status as a discipline is explored and discussed. The end point (as noted in the text) as possibly being within 'cultural gerontology' - see as having 'derived from a further widening and rethinking' in relation to critical gerontology. Narrow perspectives relating to what is described as the 'dependence–independence axis' are argued as requiring to be 'set aside'.
Citation : Fisk, M. and Nash, P. (2016) Gerontology. In: Ritzer, G. (Ed.) The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. Hoboken N.J: Wiley.
ISBN : 9781405124331
Research Group : CCSR
Research Institute : Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR)
Peer Reviewed : Yes