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Narrative and Aging – the Social Construction of Grandparenting: A Foucauldian Analysis

POWELL, Jason (2019) Narrative and Aging – the Social Construction of Grandparenting: A Foucauldian Analysis. Open Journal of Geriatrics, 2 (2). pp. 12-22. ISSN 2639-359x

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Due to the mounting significance of current research in the areas of family and aging, the article investigates the particular relationship between old age and family life by means of studying the role of grand-parenting and the way it is perceived by the elderly, the family, and the public at large. The study applies a narrative approach; hence, telling the meaning of the family and grand-parenting through personal stories and public discourse, based on the theory of Michel Foucault. The findings put forth suggest that identities of family and grand-parenting are built on multiple grounds, and that therefore theory should be sensitized accordingly, as identities are managed at different levels, for different audiences and at different levels of attentiveness and understanding.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2019 Jason L. Powell. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Faculty: School of Health and Social Care > Social Work and Social Welfare
Depositing User: Jason POWELL
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2019 11:03
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2019 11:05
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/5909

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