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Imagining Futures: Methodological Issues for Research into Ageing

Bornat, Joanna and Jones, Rebecca eds. (2014). Imagining Futures: Methodological Issues for Research into Ageing. The Representation of Older People in Ageing Research, 13. London: Centre for Policy on Ageing.

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Abstract

Older people are sometimes assumed not to be future-oriented, while younger people often assume that to talk about the future in the presence of an older person is either insensitive or irrelevant. Evidence from research suggests that such assumptions are far off the mark. Nevertheless they affect how the future is spoken of and engaged with by researchers. The papers included in this volume address these contradictions, focusing appropriately, given the series in which they are included, on methodological issues arising from asking people to imagine the future and their own ageing.

Item Type: Edited Book
Copyright Holders: 2014 Centre for Policy on Ageing
ISBN: 0-904139-14-X, 978-0-904139-14-3
Keywords: imagining, imagination, future, ageing, later life, older people, methodology, CABS, Centre for Ageing and Biographical Studies, CPA, Centre for Policy on Ageing
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Item ID: 43232
Depositing User: Rebecca Jones
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2015 09:31
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2018 05:41
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/43232
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