Aging in an Aging Society
Iva Apostolova [+–]
Dominican University College
Monique Lanoix [+–]
This volume presents contributions from academics, practitioners and researchers who reflect on aging and argue that while the financial impact of aging appears to be receiving increased attention, the more personal, familial and communal consequences of aging must also be examined. This collection delves further into the topic of aging 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 aging persons, to the manner in which discourses of aging-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 aging as a positive challenge that can enrich us all.
Table of Contents
Part One: Hospitality and the Embodied Self
Part Two: Aging and the Loss of Presence
Part Three: Dependence and Independence in the Context of Care and Aging
Part Four: Critical Perspectives on Aging