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Self-caring in later life

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  • Tine Fristrup
  • Sara Grut, Nordic Center of Heritage Learning and Creativity (NCK), Sweden
SOCIETIES ARE AGEING across the world and in 2015 there will
be more people over the age of 65 than children under the age
of five globally (Powell, 2011). For the first time in history we
face a situation where the ratio between the young and the old
takes on a new shape with regard to the structure and ordering
of society. These demographic changes favour what we call a
(geronto)pedagogicalisation of ageing societies (Fristrup, 2012a).
The neoliberal agenda of choice and agency unfolds as a transformation
of the ways in which old age is being experienced
by adults throughout the world. The phenomenon of gerontopedagogicalisation
is a process of becoming a juvenile and
entrepreneurial self in later life, conceptualised as performAGE
(Fristrup, 2012a). PerformAGE is an approach to understanding
the different ways of performing age in later life which
favours the performing of this juvenile and entrepreneurial
self (Cruikshank, 1999).
Translated title of the contributionSelv-omsorg i senlivet
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe caring museum : new models of engagement with ageing
EditorsHamish L. Robertson
Number of pages36
Place of publicationEdinburgh
Publication year2015
ISBN (print)978-1-910144-62-6, 978-1-910144-64-0
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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