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Aging in an Aging Society

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This volume presents contributions from academics, practitioners and researchers who reflect on aging and argue that while the financial impact of aging appears to be receiving increased attention, the more personal, familial and communal consequences of aging must also be examined. This collection delves further into the topic of aging as both personal and social phenomenon.

The perspectives the papers engage with range from theoretical to applied. This demonstrates how those perspectives can and must engage with each other. From the invisibility of aging persons, to the manner in which discourses of aging-well rely on normative assumptions, to the ways in which we engage with persons with dementia, to the responsibility of providing care locally and across borders, this collection endeavours to advance aging as a positive challenge that can enrich us all.

Published: Oct 18, 2019


Section Chapter Authors
Preliminaries
Acknowledgements Iva Apostolova, Monique Lanoix
A Note of Acknowledgment to Monique Iva Apostolova
Introduction
Introduction Iva Apostolova, Monique Lanoix
Part One: Hospitality and the Embodied Self
1. The Ethics of Hospitality: Reflections on Aging Sophie Cloutier
2. The Other within Us: Reframing, with Spinoza, the Self’s Relationship to Disability and Aging Iva Apostolova, Elaina Gauthier-Mamaril
Part Two: Aging and the Loss of Presence
3. Aging and the Loss of Social Presence Christine Overall
4. LGBT Elders, Isolation, and Loneliness: An Existential Analysis Tim Johnston
5. Aging and Aesthetic Responsibility Elizabeth Lanphier-Barone
Part Three: Dependence and Independence in the Context of Care and Aging
6. Fostering a ‘Community of Care’: Supporting a Shared Experience of Aging in Co-housing Magdalena Goemans
7. Dependency and Vulnerability in the Twenty-First Century: The Swedish Case Hildur Kalman
8. Caring Across Borders: Lessons from Transnational Families Marta Rodríguez-Galán
Part Four: Critical Perspectives on Aging
9. The Missing Voices in Aging-Well Frameworks: A Postcolonial Critique Lauren Brooks-Cleator, Audrey Giles
End Matter
Index Iva Apostolova