Special Issue "Ageing as a Unique Experience: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Ageing and Later Life from Social and Humanities Perspectives"
A special issue of Societies (ISSN 2075-4698).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.
Interests: cultural gerontology; senior tourism and leisure; social innovation related to active and healthy ageing research
Ageing is a diverse and multifaceted experience that is unique to each person. The process of ageing is lived differently according to each individual’s socio-cultural, historical, and political context, among other factors. However, the stereotype of homogeneity is still one of the strongest aspects related to later life. This Special Issue invites manuscripts of original research to critically explore the experience of old age and the process of growing old from the social sciences and/or humanities perspectives. It opens space for topics related to social gerontology, social anthropology, age and gender studies, body politics, sexuality, active and healthy ageing, cultural and literary gerontology, and other related disciplines. This call seeks to collect arguments that show the variables and uniqueness of later life, and we welcome contributions that expand on the current theoretical frameworks in the field of age studies overall. The overall aim of this Special Issue—“Ageing as a Unique Experience: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Ageing and Later Life from Socio-cultural and Humanities Perspectives”—is to offer a collection of articles that can broaden the scholarship and develop critical thought of old age and the life course to contribute to the current and future dialogue on the unique experiences of ageing.
Dr. Ieva Stončikaitė
Dr. Lucie Vidovićová
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