Type de publication:Articles
Source:International Journal of Ageing and Later Life, Linköping University Electronic Press, Volume 12, Ticket 2, p.1-27 (2019)
Gerontology has a longstanding tradition of researching the relationship between older adults and their socio-spatial environments. However, environmental gerontology often shares a positivistic understanding of space as either 'prosthetic' or a stressor, and consequently searches for the "best fit" between a person and their environment. In this paper we argue for a stronger theoretical corpus on social and territorial exclusion in later life by exploring concepts from urban and environmental sociology, as well as their usefulness for gerontological thinking., In doing so, we go discuss trans-European research traditions beyond the hegemonic body of Anglo-Saxon literature. In conclusion, we discuss how gerontology and sociology might exchange to build a stronger theoretical background on the relations between age, space and exclusion.
Humanities and Social Sciences/SociologyJournal articles