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Age, Time and Identity
Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
2012 (English)Conference paper, (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Age is an organising principle for both social relations and for welfare policy. In recent years age has come to be increasingly politicized as debate over the growing number of elderly in society and how society will manage the costs of future elderly care has gained momentum. The politicization of age is not new, however. Different social movements throughout history have been shaped by and have had age as a point of departure for political mobilization. Examples of such political organisation include pensioner organisations, pensioners' political parties, and interest groups for elderly workers. Also young people have organised themselves in different political contexts on the basis of a commonality in age. A distinction between old and young has also been made within political parties whereby one has repeatedly argued for renewal and change to increase representation of younger members. The aim of this presentation is to investigate and discuss the articulation of age as a political identity by way of examples of current political organisations. In this case, our focus is primarily upon old age as a political identity

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012.
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Sociology
Research subject
Sociology; Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-14554OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-14554DiVA: diva2:546200
Conference
The Danish Conference of Sociology. University of Aarhus, Denmark, 19-20 January 2012
Available from: 2012-08-22 Created: 2012-08-22 Last updated: 2013-10-31Bibliographically approved

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