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Growing old in the lucky country


Macfarlane, S and Kostecki, T, Growing old in the lucky country, Social Alternatives, 35, (4) pp. 54-58. ISSN 0155-0306 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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In this article, we consider what critical social work might have to offer in responding to the experience of ageing and older age in Australia. We provide an outline of what we mean by 'critical social work' and then discuss how this orientation provides a particular lens through which we might understand and act. Although Australia is indeed a lucky country with resources and levels of wellbeing far exceeding those of other parts of the world, we argue that a critical approach can help us explore what social justice, human rights and empowerment might look like in relation to ageing in Western neoliberal contexts.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:older women, critical gerontology
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Social work
Research Field:Social work not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Kostecki, T (Dr Tina Kostecki)
ID Code:152492
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Social Work
Deposited On:2022-08-19
Last Modified:2022-09-15

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