• Aging, Healthy Families and Narrative Approaches

      Powell, Jason; University of Chester (Lupine Publishers, 2018-09-21)
      Due to the mounting importance of recent research in the areas of healthy families and aging, the paper assesses the particular relationship between old age, health and family life by means of studying the role of grand-parenting and the way it is perceived by older people, the family, and the society at large. The study applies a narrative approach; hence, telling the meaning of the family and grand parenting through personal stories and public discourse, based on the theory of Michel Foucault. The findings put forth suggest that identities of health and family and grand-parenting are built on multiple grounds, and that therefore theory should be sensitized accordingly, as identities are managed at different levels, for different audiences and at different levels of awareness.
    • Contemporary Social Issues in Modern Society

      Powell, Jason; University of Chester (Nova Science Publishers, 2013-11-23)
      This book explores the major contemporary social issues in modern society with a clear focus on major facets of social life. The book examines the relevance of crime, employment, social care and family life - and suggests that in different ways each major theme is essential for understanding the past, present and future.