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Riding against the Silver Tsunami: What does it mean to ‘age’?

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Cook, P, Riding against the Silver Tsunami: What does it mean to age'?, Institute for the Study of Social Change: Seniors Week Public exhibition and talk, Glenorchy LINC (2017) [Repeat Exhibition]


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Abstract

Australia’s ageing population has often been negatively framed in biomedical, psychological, media, political and economic commentary as a ‘silver tsunami’. This negatively impacts on the way ageing is socially understood and potentially experienced.

In this exhibition to mark Seniors Week and public talk, Dr Peta Cook, an affiliate researcher with the Institute for the Study of Social Change at the University of Tasmania, challenges such ageist discourses by drawing on the realities of older people’s lives to explore the opportunities and benefits of ageing.

Item Details

Item Type:Repeat Exhibition
Keywords:ageing; older people; identity; phenomenology; visual research methods; photography
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Social Change
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Author:Cook, P (Dr Peta Cook)
ID Code:121849
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2017-10-17
Last Modified:2017-11-03
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