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‘The Ageing Body’

Michael, Calnan (2021) ‘The Ageing Body’. In: Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology,. Wiley Blackwell, pp. 1-7. (In press) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:86839)

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Abstract

This chapter begins with a brief overview of sociological perspectives on the body and why it has become topical of late. This provides the background context for understanding sociological perspectives about the ageing body and the implications of changes in bodily appearance, bodily functioning and bodily control. The decline in the ageing body has implications for caring practices and why providing dignified care has proven to be particularly problematic in the health service settings.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: Age Identity; Age prejudice and Discrimination; Aging; Body and Society
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Signature Themes: Future Human
Depositing User: Michael Calnan
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2021 17:17 UTC
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2021 06:26 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/86839 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Michael, Calnan: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7239-6898
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