Ageing in an Ageing Society
Iva Apostolova [+–]
Dominican University College
Monique Lanoix [+–]
This volume presents contributions from academics, practitioners and researchers who reflect on ageing and argue that while the financial impact of ageing appears to be receiving increased attention, the more personal, familial and communal consequences of ageing must also be examined. This collection delves further into the topic of ageing as both personal and social phenomenon.
The perspectives the papers engage with range from theoretical to applied. This demonstrates how those perspectives can and must engage with each other. From the invisibility of ageing persons, to the manner in which discourses of ageing-well rely on normative assumptions, to the ways in which we engage with persons with dementia, to the responsibility of providing care locally and across borders, this collection endeavours to advance ageing as a positive challenge that can enrich us all.
Table of Contents
Part One: Hospitality and the Embodied Self
Part Two: Ageing and the Loss of Presence
Part Three: Dependence and Independence in the Context of Care and Ageing
Part Four: Critical Perspectives on Ageing
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