• The Bio‐Medical Model and Ageing: Towards an Anti‐Reductionist Model?

      Powell, Jason; Owen, Tim; University of Chester; UCLan (Emerald, 2005-09-10)
      Anti‐reductionist social theory is a relatively ‘new’ but methodically eclectic body of theory which analyses the complexity of the tripartite theory, policy and practice.
    • Helping Professions and Aging: Theory, Policy and Practice

      Powell, Jason; University of Chester (Nova Science Publishers, 2013-11-16)
      This book explores the development of helping professions with older people. It provides a theoretical excursion drawing from French philosophy to examine how social work as a helping profession has changed its form and shape with older people in order to reinvent itself. The book attempts to explore the matrix of theory, policy and practice in exploring the past to the present to the future in exploring new developments and the latest research on helping professions with regard to older people.
    • An Introduction to Counselling: From Theory to Practice

      Reeves, Andrew; The University of Chester (Sage, 2018-05-26)
      An authoritative introductory text for counselling and psychotherapy
    • Modernist Sociology in a Postmodern World?

      Shipman, Jessica; Powell, Jason; University of Leeds; University of Chester (Emerald, 2005-10-14)
      This article looks at the problems Sociology has in theorising modern discourses in the light of the rise and consolidation of Postmodernism. The paper begins with an historical sketch of the emergence of Enlightenment and how its values helped to engender intellectual curiosity amongst the precursors of modernist sociological theorising. Indeed, the paper analyses how Sociology faces up to enlightenment thought and legacy via a critical analysis of the modern‐postmodern debate: its historiography, pathologies, and futurology. At the same time, there has been a huge escalation of neo‐Nietzschean theorists under the label of ‘postmodernist’ who have castigated the enlightenment to the dustbin of the history of ideas, that its metanarratives of ‘progress’ and ‘freedom’ have failed and that western rationality is exhausted (Lyotard, 1984). Subsequently, the paper assesses to what extent the values of the ‘project of modernity’ have to be abandoned, and whether, in turn, sociology can offer the epistemic stretching of postmodern narratives.
    • Risk and disability: Towards a reflexive theory

      Powell, Jason; University of Chester (2015)
      This paper analyses the concept of ‘risk’, which both as a theoretical tool and dimension of modern society, is slowly being developed within the humanistic and social sciences (Delanty, 1999). Notwithstanding this, the concept of risk and the meaning and implications associated with it, have not been fully explored in relation to disability. Risk is shrouded in historical and contemporary political debate about whose ‘role’ and ‘responsibility’ is it for ‘disability’ in society – does it reside with the state or the individual?
    • Risk, welfare, education and youth

      Powell, Jason; Coventry University (Sacha And Diamond Academic Publishers, 2014)
      This paper the concept of risk as applied to an understanding of the nature and changing relationship between social welfare and youth in the United Kingdom.
    • The Sociological Construction of Ageing: Lessons for Theorising

      Powell, Jason; Hendricks, Joe; University of Chester; Oregon State University (Edward Elgar, 2014-08-29)
      This paper looks at new innovative ways to theorise ageing.
    • Understanding Aging

      Powell, Jason; University of Chester (Nova Science Publishers, 2013-05-19)
      An examination of major theories of ageing and relevance to social policy and professional practice.