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    Ageing and later life: unsettling development assumptions

    Vera-Sanso, Penny and Vullnetari, J. and Bastia, T. (2023) Ageing and later life: unsettling development assumptions. [Editorial/Introduction] (In Press)

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    This Special Issue brings into focus the topic of ageing and the group of older people, both of which have been neglected and/or narrowly addressed in development studies and policymaking. As such, this collection of articles seeks to unsettle some of the stereotypes that are commonplace in development debates that tend to portray older people as frail, vulnerable, burdensome and passive. It does so by looking at the process of ageing and the lived experiences of older people across a range of topics and geographical locations. We hope that through this collection we have initiated a conversation around the place of ageing and older people in development from a relational and intergenerational perspective; that is, from a perspective that is focused around interdependence between older people and wider society rather than one restricted to the dependence of the former on the latter.


    Item Type: Editorial/Introduction
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Ageing and development, conceptualizations of age, interdependencies in ageing and development, intergenerational perspectives on ageing and development, older people in development, UN Decade of Healthy Ageing
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Penny Vera-Sanso
    Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2023 13:37
    Last Modified: 18 Oct 2023 00:10


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