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Intimacy and Ageing: New Relationships in Later Life
Stockholms universitet.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6096-2752
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology, Social work.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0295-898X
2017 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

To begin new relationships in later life is increasingly common in large parts of the Western world. This timely book addresses the gap in knowledge about late life repartnering and provides a comprehensive map of the changing landscape of late life intimacy.

Part of the Ageing in a Global Context series, the book examines the changing structural conditions of intimacy and ageing in late modernity. How do longer lives, changing norms and new technologies affect older people’s relationship careers, their attitudes to repartnering and in the formation of new relationships? Which forms do these new unions take? What does a new intimate relationship offer older men and women and what are the consequences for social integration? What is the role and meaning of sex?

By introducing a gains-perspective the book challenges stereotypes of old age as a period of loss and decline. It also challenges the image of older people as conservative, and instead presents them as an avant-garde that often experiment with new ways of being together. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bristol: Policy Press, 2017. , 212 p.
Series
Ageing in a Global Context
National Category
Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-23379ISBN: 9781447326496 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-23379DiVA: diva2:1068918
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2009-0720Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P11: 0909–1
Available from: 2017-01-26 Created: 2017-01-26 Last updated: 2017-07-04Bibliographically approved

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