1. Medical Sociology and Old Age 2. Social Gerontology and Old Age 3. The Body at Later Ages 4. New Developments in Social Gerontology 5. The Death of Old Age, Critical Approaches as Undertakers 6. The Birth of a Sociology of Health in Later Life 7. Conclusion
Paul Higgs is Reader in Medical Sociology at University College London. Ian Rees Jones is Professor of Sociology of Health and Illness at St George's Hospital Medical School, London.