The concept of precarity holds the potential to understand insecurities and risks experienced by older people in the contemporary social, economic, political and cultural context.
Publication: De nouvelles approches pour comprendre l’agentivité et le renforcement du pouvoir d’agir au grand âge Citation: Phillipson, C. (2018). Vieillissement ‘actif’ ou vieillissement ‘précaire’: De nouvelles approches pour comprendre l’agentivité et le renforcement du pouvoir d’agir au grand âge. Gérontologie et société, 157(40).
The conspicuous absence of the social, emotional and political aspects of frailty: The example of the White Book on Frailty
Over the last 15 years, frailty has become a dominant discourse on late life. Taken-for-granted knowledge and practice can be seen in initiatives such as the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics’ White Book on Frailty. This paper begins with an overview of key themes on frailty from the biomedical literature, followed by critical literature in the social sciences and humanities.
Publication Name: Precarity and Ageing: Understanding Insecurity and Risk in Later Life Abstract: What risks and insecurities do older people face in a time of both increased longevity and widening inequality? This edited collection develops an exciting new approach to understanding the changing cultural, economic and social circumstances facing different groups of older people. Exploring…
Population aging and longevity in the context of declining social commitments raise concerns about disadvantage, inequality, and the well‐being of older people.
Publication Name: Precarity in late life: Understanding new forms of risk and insecurity Abstract: Population aging and longevity in the context of declining social commitments, raises concerns about disadvantage and widening inequality in late life. This paper explores the concept of precarity as a means to understand new and sustained forms of risk and insecurity…
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