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Special Issue "Longevity, Well-Being and Developmental and Dynamic Ageing: A Semantic Analysis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2018).
Department of Education, Philosophy and Psychology, University of Cagliari, Via Università, 40, 09124 Cagliari CA, Italy
Interests: Disability; Ageing; Neuropsychology; Learning Disorders; Intellectual Disabilites
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During the second part of Twentieth Century, worldwide, there has been an important process of conceptualization on active ageing and healthy ageing, related to the progressive ageing of populations in most countries, the so-called “demographic revolution” or “demographic transition”. We can sort the conceptualization in different groups: American conceptual models, European conceptual models and other conceptual models related to different points of view on ageing. The conceptualization of ageing is strictly related to the anthropological framework at the bottom of it and to the interest to all the phases of the life, but it is also strictly related to semantical choices at the bottom of the conceptual models. In the semantic of ageing we found different words, like active ageing, healthy ageing, successful ageing and so on. There are different variables that make the difference: A focus on subject and subjectivity, the focus on well-being and quality of life as central outcomes, and the sociocultural influences that make some variables more important than others and define the role of the oldest people in society. The aim of the Special Issue is to discuss different variables related to different semantical choices and to propose some critical hints in analysis in this field.
Prof. Dr. Donatella R. Petretto
Dr. Roberto Pili
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- Active ageing
- Positive ageing
- Healthy ageing
- Quality of life
- Demographic transition
- Oldest olds
- World Health Organization