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Aging in Twentieth-Century Britain

Charlotte Greenhalgh


As the baby boom generation reaches retirement and old age, bringing unprecedented challenges, this study of aging could not be more timely. Historian Charlotte Greenhalgh examines ignored testimony to urge us to hear the voices of elderly people in Britain throughout the twentieth century. To do so, she probes the work of Peter Townsend, one of Britain’s most celebrated social scientists, and reveals the significant contributions that elderly Britons have made to social research since 1900. The study is the first to unite the public and private histories of old age and to investigate what the ... More

Keywords: old age, aging, ageing, British history, social research, Peter Townsend, retirement, care homes, aged care, autobiography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780520298781
Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520298781.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charlotte Greenhalgh, author
Monash University