“You’ll never walk alone”: Phenomenology and ageing in contemporary culture

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/338848
Title:
“You’ll never walk alone”: Phenomenology and ageing in contemporary culture
Authors:
Powell, Jason
Abstract:
This article explores the theory of phenomenology and its relevance for understanding ageing. I begin by attempting to unravel the main theorisations of phenomenology and then explore how the use of a biographical method can be enmeshed in cultural contexts of ageing. In particular, I assess the relevance of the ageing body, and ageing identity for pointing toward a general theory that can be defined as a „phenomenology of ageing‟. Part of the context for realising the potential of phenomenology is its dissection of meaning, not as fixed, but as fluid as found in the context of everyday life. Phenomenology provides a significant contribution to un-locking an understanding of what is means to be a human person situated within and across the life course. It can be used to reveal critical consciousness, understanding of personal identity and social meanings. This article explores the contexts, examples and situations within which the perspective can be illuminated for understanding ageing. Ageing is a biographical process and this will be dissected for understanding social theory.
Affiliation:
Coventry University
Citation:
Powell, J. (2014). ‘”You’ll never walk alone”: Phenomenology and ageing in contemporary culture. International Journal of Social and Humanistic Sciences, 16(1), pp. 19-30
Publisher:
SciPress Ltd
Journal:
International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences
Publication Date:
2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/338848
Additional Links:
http://www.ilshs.pl/; http://www.ilshs.pl/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/ILSHS-161-2014-19-30.pdf
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
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ISSN:
2300-2697
Appears in Collections:
Social and Political Science

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dc.contributor.authorPowell, Jasonen
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-26T10:09:32Z-
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dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationPowell, J. (2014). ‘”You’ll never walk alone”: Phenomenology and ageing in contemporary culture. International Journal of Social and Humanistic Sciences, 16(1), pp. 19-30en
dc.identifier.issn2300-2697-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/338848-
dc.descriptionThis article is not available through ChesterRep.en
dc.description.abstractThis article explores the theory of phenomenology and its relevance for understanding ageing. I begin by attempting to unravel the main theorisations of phenomenology and then explore how the use of a biographical method can be enmeshed in cultural contexts of ageing. In particular, I assess the relevance of the ageing body, and ageing identity for pointing toward a general theory that can be defined as a „phenomenology of ageing‟. Part of the context for realising the potential of phenomenology is its dissection of meaning, not as fixed, but as fluid as found in the context of everyday life. Phenomenology provides a significant contribution to un-locking an understanding of what is means to be a human person situated within and across the life course. It can be used to reveal critical consciousness, understanding of personal identity and social meanings. This article explores the contexts, examples and situations within which the perspective can be illuminated for understanding ageing. Ageing is a biographical process and this will be dissected for understanding social theory.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSciPress Ltden
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ilshs.pl/en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ilshs.pl/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/ILSHS-161-2014-19-30.pdfen
dc.subjectagingen
dc.subjectphenomenologyen
dc.subjectmeaningen
dc.subjectconsciousness and identityen
dc.title“You’ll never walk alone”: Phenomenology and ageing in contemporary cultureen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentCoventry Universityen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciencesen
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