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Ageing Selves and Everyday Life in the North of England: Years in the Making - New Ethnographies (Paperback)
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Ageing Selves and Everyday Life in the North of England: Years in the Making - New Ethnographies (Paperback)

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Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 14/04/2017
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Seeking to explore what it means to grow older in contemporary Britain from the perspective of older people themselves, this richly detailed ethnographic study engages in debates over selfhood and people's relationships with time. Based on research conducted in a former coal mining village in South Yorkshire, England, Cathrine Degnen explores how the category of 'old age' comes to be assigned and experienced in everyday life through multiple registers of interaction, including that of social memory, in a postindustrial context of great social transformation. Degnen argues that the complex interplay of social, cultural and physical attributes of ageing means that older people can come to have a different position in relation to time and to the self than younger people, unseating normative conventions about narrative and temporality.

Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9781526116949
Number of pages: 176
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm


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'There is much to be learnt from this in-depth and extensive ethnographic research: about how older people make sense of, and talk about, the situations in which they find themselves in later life.' 'Degnen's sensitive and thought-provoking ethnography has a moral as well as analytical valency and makes a valuable contribution to this literature.' Peter Collins, Durham University, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 21 211-243 -- .

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