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Book Reviews Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work 1-2 © The Author(s) 2021 Article reuse guidelines: sagepub.com/journals-permissions journals.sagepub.com/home/aff Carney, G. M., & Nash, P. (2020). Critical questions for ageing societies. Bristol, UK: Policy Press of Bristol University Press. 211 pp. $35.99 (paperback), ISBN: 1447351584. Reviewed by: Patricia Kolb , Lehman College, City University of New York. DOI: 10.1177/08861099211042923 Carney and Nash have written Critical Questions for Ageing Societies as a textbook for an aging studies or social gerontology course in which they provide responses to their students’ questions. They provide essential critical content about aging and aging policies from comparative international perspectives that are useful for social work students, educators, direct practice and policy practitioners, and researchers. They introduce seminal work in core areas of gerontology, provide updates from current publications, and include examples of effects of policies on older people and their families. Readers learn about geron- tological perspectives such as feminist and cultural studies that broaden knowledge for critical thought in social workers and others. Each chapter is grounded in theory related to the chapter theme. Relevant to interests of readers of Affilia, Chapter 6 includes feminist theories of gender and aging; and feminist per- spectives related to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Affilia SAGE

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Affilia , Volume OnlineFirst: 1 – Jan 1, 2021

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SAGE
Copyright
© The Author(s) 2021
ISSN
0886-1099
eISSN
1552-3020
DOI
10.1177/08861099211042923
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Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work 1-2 © The Author(s) 2021 Article reuse guidelines: sagepub.com/journals-permissions journals.sagepub.com/home/aff Carney, G. M., & Nash, P. (2020). Critical questions for ageing societies. Bristol, UK: Policy Press of Bristol University Press. 211 pp. $35.99 (paperback), ISBN: 1447351584. Reviewed by: Patricia Kolb , Lehman College, City University of New York. DOI: 10.1177/08861099211042923 Carney and Nash have written Critical Questions for Ageing Societies as a textbook for an aging studies or social gerontology course in which they provide responses to their students’ questions. They provide essential critical content about aging and aging policies from comparative international perspectives that are useful for social work students, educators, direct practice and policy practitioners, and researchers. They introduce seminal work in core areas of gerontology, provide updates from current publications, and include examples of effects of policies on older people and their families. Readers learn about geron- tological perspectives such as feminist and cultural studies that broaden knowledge for critical thought in social workers and others. Each chapter is grounded in theory related to the chapter theme. Relevant to interests of readers of Affilia, Chapter 6 includes feminist theories of gender and aging; and feminist per- spectives related to

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