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Intimacy and Ageing: New Relationships in Later Life

Torbjörn Bildtgård and Peter Öberg


To repartner in later life is increasingly common in large parts of the Western world. This book addresses the gap in knowledge about late life repartnering and provides a comprehensive map of the changing landscape of late life intimacy. 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 the formation of new relationships? Which forms do these new unions take? What does a new intimate relationship offer older men a ... More

Keywords: intimacy, late modernity, later life, new relationships, repartnering, sex, social integration, Western world

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781447326496
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447326496.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Torbjörn Bildtgård, author
Stockholm University

Peter Öberg, author
University of Gävle