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BSA Medical Sociology Seminar

Starts: 4 July 2008

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BSA Medical Sociology Seminar

Friday 4th July 2008, 2:00-4:30pm
Room –1.63, Glamorgan Building

Mapping changes in lifestyle, from middle age to later life and across time, space and class: a secondary analysis of the British Regional Heart Study using multiple correspondence analysis
Ian Rees Jones, Bangor University

Ian Rees Jones teaches Sociology and Social Policy at Bangor University.  His research spans the historical sociology of health, medicine and welfare.  His current research focus is on inequalities and social change and he leads an ESRC funded project utilising Multiple Correspondence Analysis to map changes in social space and lifestyles since the 1970s using the British Regional Heart Study.  Recent books include Consumption and Generational Change, The rise of consumer lifestyles Transaction Publishers (2008) and Ageing in a consumer society: From passive to active consumption in Britain Policy Press (2008). He is also co-author with Paul Higgs of ‘Medical Sociology and old age: Towards a sociology of health in later life’ Routledge (2008).

Followed by

The ageing body in medical sociology
Paul Higgs, University College London

Paul Higgs is Reader in Medical Sociology at University College London. He is also co-author with Chris Gilleard of 'Cultures of Ageing: Self, Citizen and the Body' (2000) and 'Contexts of Ageing: Class, Cohort and Community' (2005). Paul has published extensively in gerontological journals in the UK and USA and was a finalist for the GSA Social Gerontology Award  in 2007. He is publishing 'Medical Sociology and Old Age: Towards a Sociology of Health Care in Later Life  co-written with Ian Rees Jones in October this year.

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For further information, please contact Mrs Sian Faire,, tel 029 2087 4983

Seminar Organisers:
Dr Sue Philpin, Swansea University, tel 01792 518561
Dr Sara MacBride-Stewart, Cardiff University, tel 029 2087 6354


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