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The performative turn in gerontology: PerformAGE

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Performativity has important implications for contemporary debates on ageing identities in ageing societies. Age performativity is a way in which identity may be seen as constructed in and through performance in contextualised settings offering subject positions people can take up, ignore or resist, and in the end make their own. The age performativities will be elaborated in the framework of PerformAge and understood as a temporal and spatial theorising of ageing: the poetics of ageing. PerformAge is a way of figuring age performativities in social encounters textualised in poetic representations.
Original languageEnglish
Publication year2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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