Below is a selection of recently published books which the Editorial Team at MSo think are of interest to the MedSoc community.

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Active Ageing: Voluntary Work by Older People in Europe by Andrea Principi, Per H. Jensen and Giovanni Lamura

‘Active ageing’ has become a key phrase in discourses about challenges and remedies for demographic ageing and the enrolment of older adults into voluntary work is an important dimension of it. The pattern and factors conditioning volunteering among older people has so far been an under-researched topic in Europe and this is the first book to study volunteering among older people comparatively
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‘Social class in later life: Power, identity and lifestyle’ Edited by Marvin Formosa and Paul Higgs

"An exciting collection, which successfully sets out to re-invigorate the consideration of class in gerontology. The editors have done a fantastic job of bringing the diverse positions adopted by the contributors into dialogue with each other." Professor James Nazroo, Sociology and CCSR, University of ManchesterAttention to social class is a major issue confronting the study of ageing in the 21st century,
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Health and care in ageing societies - A new international approach - Liz Lloyd

In the context of global ageing societies, there are few challenges to the underlying assumption that policies should promote functional health and independence in older people and contain the costs of care. This important book offers such a challenge.
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Supporting people with alcohol and drug problems - Making a difference - Sarah Galvani

Social workers and other social care professionals regularly face the challenges of working with people with alcohol and other drug problems. Yet many receive little, if any, training for working with these issues. As substance use and its social impact on communities and families rises up the political agenda, this book offers a timely support for social workers and other social care staff working in this area.
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