Distinguished author and journalist Jeremy Seabrook examines the real implications of the global aging phenomenon. In A World Growing Old he challenges our preconceptions about how aging should be tackled. Seabrook argues that the accumulated skills and experience of the elderly should be employed to enrich society, rather than perceived as a “burden.” He makes a passionate case for a radical rethinking of our attitude to population issues, migration, social structures, and employment policy. This lively and readable book illustrates that the reintegration of the elderly into societies worldwide is vital for our survival.
Jeremy Seabrook [has] a preacher’s talent for prophesy and a capacity for righteous indignation reminiscent of George Orwell.
– The Guardian
|Introduction||Responses to Ageing|
|Chapter 1||Issues on Ageing|
|Chapter 2||Ageing and Development|
|Chapter 4||An Ageing World: Relations Between North and South|
|Chapter 5||Active Ageing|