Difference and the negotiation of 'old age'

Pain, Rachel, Mowl, Graham and Talbot, Carol (2000) Difference and the negotiation of 'old age'. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 18 (3). pp. 377-393. ISSN 0263-7758

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In this paper we contribute to recent discussions of ageing and ageism in human geography. Findings are presented from a qualitative study of older people which explored the association of old-age identities with different spaces. By focusing in particular on leisure spaces, some of the ways in which the identities and spaces available to older people are constructed by class, ability, and gender are highlighted. These sites have different meanings and associations, reflecting positive as well as negative discourses of 'old age', allowing some individuals to negotiate 'old age' through maintaining distinct and separate leisure activities and spaces.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: older people
Subjects: K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2015 10:49
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2019 00:23
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/18569

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