Embodying activity - discourse of active ageing and the subjectivities of actively ageing seniors
HASMANOVÁ MARHÁNKOVÁ, J. Embodying activity - discourse of active ageing and the subjectivities of actively ageing seniors. Londýn, 2012.
|Anglický název:||Embodying activity - discourse of active ageing and the subjectivities of actively ageing seniors|
|Autoři:||PhDr. Jaroslava Hasmanová Marhánková Ph.D.|
|Abstrakt EN:||The paper analyses the concept of active ageing as a product of modern regimes of power and knowledge. A three year ethnographic study was conducted in two centres offering seniors-only leisure-time activities that strongly referred to the idea of active ageing. The method of participant observation was used and 47 in-depth interviews were conducted with the centres’ clients and employees. The analysis focuses on the way the discourse of active ageing is constructed in these centres and how seniors themselves relate to this idea. The first part o the paper analyzes the discourse of active ageing as a form of biopolitics. The paper points out the crucial role of current demographic trends related to the growing number of seniors in the population in the way the discourse of active ageing is formulated. The main purpose of the politics of active ageing is to manage the (ageing) population. This management is accomplished through the production of specific subjectivities of actively ageing seniors, who, through the technologies self embedded in the imperative of the necessity to move or do something, participate in the production of the discourse of active ageing as a form of discipline of the body. The paper point out the ways the idea of active ageing is incorporated into the daily of seniors and the way they relate to their bodies and daily life.|