Intimacy and Ageing

New Relationships in Later Life

Torbjörn Bildtgård and Peter Öberg

Intimacy and Ageing

Torbjörn Bildtgård and Peter Öberg

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

224 pages | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447326496 Published September 2017 For sale in North and South America only

As people live longer around the world, remaining healthy into old age, the phenomenon of new intimate relationships in later life is rapidly growing. This book, part of the Ageing in a Global Context series, looks closely at how these relationships have developed within the current cohort of elderly, with particular attention to the ways in which new relationships at older ages are simultaneously rooted in older cultures of intimacy and partake in changes in social relations and behavior that have emerged more recently. What do new intimate relationships offer older men and women, and what do they expect or hope for from them?

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Paul Simpson, Edge Hill University
"At last, an account of aging intimacy that blows away stereotypes to engage with the complexities. A must-read for academics and those working with older people."
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