1 Gerontology, Theorizing, and "Elder Abuse and Neglect"
2 "Elder Abuse and Neglect": A Metahistorical Analysis
3 Struggles in Defining "Elder Abuse and Neglect"
4 The Emerging Global Context for "Elder Abuse and Neglect"
5 How Constructions of Older People Shape Their Relationships to "Elder Abuse and Neglect"
6 Adult Protection Legislation, the Rhetoric of Rights, and the "Right" to Protection
7 How Policies Control Practices
8 Reconstructing the Mistreatment of Older People through Research-Based Knowledge
9 Conclusion: Searching for a Strong Foundation on Which to Reconstruct the (Mis)Treatment of Older People
This groundbreaking book challenges existing assumptions about "elder abuse and neglect" and will be of interest to scholars and students of social work, sociology, law, and gerontology.
Joan R. Harbison is an adjunct professor at the Dalhousie University School of Social Work in Halifax. She has a wide background in interdisciplinary and international projects and has published nationally and internationally on the mistreatment of older people, ageism, and human rights.