Dr. Bryan Green received his Ph.D. from Bath University. He is currently Full Professor in the Department of Sociology at York University. His earlier books include An Introduction to Sociology(with E.A. Johns, Pergamon, 1966); Knowing the Poor(Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1983); Literary methods and Scoiological Theory(University of Chicago Press, 1988).
2001 0-7734-7413-7 This study demonstrates a textual approach to analyzing policy documents, to establish a method of study applicable to any social policy documents. This method will be analytically adequate to this kind of material and of critical interest both from the standpoint of substantive policy areas (here, policy on aging and 'the aged') and the broader standpoints of democratic practice, social stratification and the emancipatory possibilities of social theory. This study will interest policy analysts, critical discourse analysts, sociologists (especially those interested in language and social reality construction) and, due to the subject-matter, social gerontologists.