Ageing, technologies of self and bio‐medicine: a Foucauldian excursion

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/612194
Title:
Ageing, technologies of self and bio‐medicine: a Foucauldian excursion
Authors:
Powell, Jason; Biggs, Simon
Abstract:
This paper unravels the conceptual and theoretical insights of Foucault’s later work on technologies of self in order to understand Bio‐medicine which impinges on the social construction of ageing. The article attempts to show how Foucault’s theoretical insights allows scholars of sociology and social policy to provide a critical appraisal of ageing. The paper also examines the relationship between ageing and self‐care in three contextual domains: good health management; use of counselling; and bodily enhancement.
Affiliation:
University of Chester; Melbourne University
Citation:
Powell, J. L., & Biggs, S. (2004). Ageing, technologies of self, and bio-medicine: A Foucauldian excursion. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 24(6), 17-29
Publisher:
Emerald
Journal:
International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
Publication Date:
15-Jun-2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/612194
DOI:
10.1108/01443330410790696
Additional Links:
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/01443330410790696?journalCode=ijssp
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0144-333X
Appears in Collections:
Social and Political Science

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dc.contributor.authorPowell, Jasonen
dc.contributor.authorBiggs, Simonen
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-08T08:27:20Zen
dc.date.available2016-06-08T08:27:20Zen
dc.date.issued2004-06-15en
dc.identifier.citationPowell, J. L., & Biggs, S. (2004). Ageing, technologies of self, and bio-medicine: A Foucauldian excursion. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 24(6), 17-29en
dc.identifier.issn0144-333Xen
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/01443330410790696en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/612194en
dc.description.abstractThis paper unravels the conceptual and theoretical insights of Foucault’s later work on technologies of self in order to understand Bio‐medicine which impinges on the social construction of ageing. The article attempts to show how Foucault’s theoretical insights allows scholars of sociology and social policy to provide a critical appraisal of ageing. The paper also examines the relationship between ageing and self‐care in three contextual domains: good health management; use of counselling; and bodily enhancement.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEmeralden
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/01443330410790696?journalCode=ijsspen
dc.subjectageingen
dc.subjectpoweren
dc.titleAgeing, technologies of self and bio‐medicine: a Foucauldian excursionen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chester; Melbourne Universityen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Sociology and Social Policyen
dc.date.accepted2004-02-02en
or.grant.openaccessYesen
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