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Incitement, Critical Gerontology, Ending Ageism, Gullette,

Written by: Margaret Morganroth Gullette  August 4th, 2017 How does incitement work when the target is not an adolescent, but old people?        Press attention was recently riveted on a teenage girl who was ...

“Weak”, “sick”, “immobile”, “decrepit”, “lonely”, “depressed”. If the prospect of growing old brings thoughts like these to mind, you are not alone. It seems that many people – of all age groups – have a ...

older people and the internet

In our ever-growing digitalized society that depends increasingly on digital means for communication, being digitally illiterate constitutes a form of social exclusion.

The keynote address, “Citizens until the End of Their Lives” given by Dr. Malcolm Payne presented a theory of aging that emerged from a career in social work, connecting ideas of citizenship and aging. Dr. Payne’s theorization ...

In the aftermath of the referendum, commentators have been grappling with the need to explain the result and inevitably the demographic profile of voters, and more specifically that of Leave voters, has been scrutinised.

Scholars interested in aging sometimes distinguish between the socially constructed categories of the “Third Age,” a fulfilling period in the life course in which older adults experience engaged and active lives in retirement, and ...

‘Doing age’ refers to how individuals construct age in terms of actions and interactions with others. ‘Doing age’ made me think: how do our daily practices throughout the life course impact how we will experience later life?