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Martin Hyde and Paul Higgs

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447322276

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447322276.001.0001

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Theorising time and space in social gerontology

Theorising time and space in social gerontology

(p.9) Two Theorising time and space in social gerontology
Ageing and Globalisation

Martin Hyde

Paul Higgs

Policy Press

This chapter covers the ways in which the main social gerontological theories have dealt with the issues of space. Rather than repeat the conventional narrative about the historical development of these theories, they are divided into groups which correspond to two broad historical periods; the modern and the late modern. The main argument here is that the gerontological theories that took modernist spaces, such as the nation state, as their reference for understanding ageing are being fundamentally challenged by the emergence of these new spaces and the relations between them.

Keywords:   gerontological theories, modern, late modern, space, ageing

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