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‘My Body Feels Old’: Seniors’ Discursive Constructions of Aging-as-Disabling

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Title:‘My Body Feels Old’: Seniors’ Discursive Constructions of Aging-as-Disabling
Authors:Teems, Yvonne R.
Keywords:phenomenology
lived experience
discourse
Date Issued:2016
Publisher:University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies
Citation:Teems, Y. R. (2016). ‘My Body Feels Old’: Seniors’ Discursive Constructions of Aging-as-Disabling. Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 12(2 & 3).
Series:vol. 12, no. 2 & 3
Abstract:Social gerontology and disability studies have made similar but separate arguments for ways to study aging and disability, respectively. This study of interviews with seniors finds that seniors characterize aging as disabling and position both identity constructions as negative. The article argues for the use of disability theory and discourse to examine seniors’ lived experiences.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/58670
ISSN:1552-9215
Appears in Collections: RDS Volume 12, No. 2 & 3


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