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    Stigmatised, marginalised and overlooked: health, later life and gender in India and the United Kingdom

    Vera-Sanso, Penny (2016) Stigmatised, marginalised and overlooked: health, later life and gender in India and the United Kingdom. In: Gideon, Jasmine (ed.) Handbook on Gender and Health. International Handbooks on Gender. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. ISBN 9781784710859.

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    Abstract

    Dominant discourses and conceptual frameworks tend towards stereotypical understandings of what ‘the issues’ are for older people. This forces research, policy framing and everyday discourse down predictable pathways. These stereotypical discourses on old age locate health in the body, in access to health practitioners and in being cared for. This chapter will challenge these stereotypes by demonstrating how a focus on what older people do, that is not pre-determined by ageist thinking, produces a broader understanding of what determines health in later life.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: Material is copyrighted, any download is for personal use only.
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Department of Geography
    Research Centre: Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR)
    Depositing User: Penny Vera-Sanso
    Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2016 16:16
    Last Modified: 01 Aug 2018 12:16
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/14889

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