Book Reviews

At IJAL, we receive a number of books for review purposes.

If you are interested in contributing with a review of any of the titles listed below, please contact the Book Review Editor at Inform us of the title you wish to review, your affiliation and the address you would like the book to be sent to.

By agreement with the Book Review Editor, you may also submit reviews of books that are not in the list, provided that you have a copy of the book you wish to review.

Instructions for Book Reviews

Title. The title of your book review should be the book title. Indicate the full names of the authors or editors, the publication year, full title of the book, publisher information, number of pages, ISBN and if the book is hardback or paperback.

Rune Ervik and Tord Skogedal Lindén (eds.) (2013). The Making of Ageing Policy: Theory and Practice in Europe. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 304 pp. ISBN 978 1 78195 247 4 (hardback)

Length. The review should be about 1,000 words.

Language. British or American English is accepted as long as consistency is observed. Please edit your work before submission.

References. If you quote from the book/s under review or use other references, please indicate the full reference details under a subheading called "References". Please observe the following format for providing references:

Gilleard, C. & Higgs, P. (2000). Cultures of Ageing. London: Prentice Hall.

Chapter in a book
Antonucci, T. C. (2001). Social relations: An examination of social networks, social support, and sense of control. In J. E. Birren & K. W. Schaie (eds.), Handbook of the Psychology of Aging (5th ed., pp. 427–453). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Article in a journal
Reynolds, F., Farrow, A. & Blank, A. (2012). “Otherwise it would be nothing but cruises”: exploring the subjective benefits of working beyond 65. International Journal of Ageing and Later Life 7(1): 79-106.

Deadline. The deadline for writing book reviews is two months from when the book is received. If a book review is not submitted in time, IJAL reserves the right to ask for the book to be returned to us.

Please also note that acceptance for publication is not guaranteed prior to submission.

Books received

Birhnbaum, S., Ferrarini, T., Nelson, K. & Palme, J. (2017). The Generational Welfare Contract. Justice, Institutions and Outcomes. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Crespi, I., Meda, S.G., & Merla, L. (eds.) (2018). Making Multicultural Families in Europe. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan

de Medeiros, K. (2017). A Short Guide to Aging and Gerontology. Bristol: Policy Press.

Medina, R. (2018). Cinematic Representations of Alzheimer’s Disease. London: Palgrave Macmillan

Walker, A. (ed.) (2018). The New Dynamics of Ageing. Volume 1. Bristol: Policy Press.

Walker, A. (ed.) (2018). The New Dynamics of Ageing. Volume 2. Bristol: Policy Press

Walter, T. (2017). What Death Means Now. Thinking Critically About Dying and Grieving. Bristol: Policy Press.