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 ijal@isv.liu.se. 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.

Example:
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:

Book
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

Baars, J., Dohmen, J., Grenier, A. & Philippson, C. (eds) (2014). Ageing, Meaning and Social Structure. Connecting Critical and Humanistic Gerontology. Bristol, Policy Press.

Begum, S., Naskali, P. & Seppänen, M. (eds.) (2015). Ageing, Wellbeing and Climate Change in the Arctic. An Interdisciplinary Analysis. Abingdon and New York: Routledge.

Cerezo Moreno, M. & Pasual Soler, N. (eds). (2016) Traces of Aging. Old Age and Memory in Contemporary Narrative. Bielefeld: Transcript.

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

DeMello, S. & Furseth, P.I. (2016). Innovation and Culture in Public Services. The Case of Independent Living. Cheltenham & Northampton: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Domínguez-Rué, E. & Nierling, L. (eds.) (2016). Ageing and Technology. Perspectives from the Social Sciences. Bielefeld: Transcript.

Fernandez, J-L., Gori, C. & Wittenberg, R. (eds.) (2015). Long-term care reforms in OECD countries. Bristol: Policy Press.

Hyde, M. & Higgs, P. (2016) Ageing and Globalization. Bristol: Policy Press.

Klimczuk, A. (2015). Economic Foundations for Creative Ageing Policy, Volume I. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

MacKinlay, E. (2017) The Spiritual Dimension of Ageing, 2nd ed. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Meenan, H., Rees, N. & Doron, I. (eds.) (2016) Towards Human Rights in Residential Care for Older Persons: International Perspectives. Abingdon and New York: Routledge.

Numhauser-Henning, A. (ed) (2017). Elder Law. Evolving European Perspectives. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar

Oró-Piqueras, M. & Wohlmann, A. (eds). (2015). Serializing Age. Aging and Old Age in TV Series. Bielefeld: Transcript.

Principi, A., Jensen, P.H. & Lamura, G. (eds) (2014). Active Ageing. Voluntary Work by Older People in Europe. Bristol: Policy Press.

Scherger, S. (ed.) (2015) Paid Work Beyond Pension Age. Comparative Perspectives. Basingstoke & New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Walker, A. (ed) (2014). The New Science of Ageing. Bristol: Policy Press.

Woodspring, N. (2015). Baby boomers: Time and ageing bodies. Bristol: Policy Press.

Worth, N. & Hardill, I. (eds.) (2015) Researching the lifecourse: Time, space and mobilities. Bristol: Policy Press.