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JOURNAL OF SPATIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL DYNAMICS, VOL. II - ISSUE 2
 
 
Ageing, Care and Quality of Life NEW
 
   
 
 
 

Are Social Representations of Positive Ageing Really Effective? The ageing process through the eyes of elderly

 

Migrants Coping With Legality: The views and experiences of older Peruvians and Moroccans

 
 
   

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EDITORIAL
 
     
 

Ageing, Care and Quality of Life

 
     
 

As many social gerontologists have pointed out, ageing, and later life in particular, continue to be neglected by social scientists in general. But perhaps the main problem is that research in these domains remains “largely a-theoretical in approach” (Phillipson and Baars, 2007: 83)*. In addition, the elders own accounts of their experiences and perspectives have not been seriously taken into account in the domain of social research and social policy. In the early nineties, Mim Bernard have stated: “It is high time that policy makers, planners and professionals began a proper dialogue with older people concerning their needs and wants… It is no longer sufficient to go on adopting a ‘we know best’ attitude” (Bernard, 1991 12)**. According to several social scientists, this statement continues to be valid, advocating that it is urgent to overcome this reality. We hope that this issue of the JSOD could contribute to it.

*Phillipson, C. and Baars, J. (2007) Social Theory and Social Ageing, in J. Bond, S. Peace, F. Dittmann-Kohli and G. Westerhof (eds) Ageing in Society, 3rd Edition, London: Sage.

**Bernard, M. (1991) Vision for the future. Nursing the Elderly, 10-12.


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