Ageing, technologies of self and bio‐medicine: a Foucauldian excursion
AffiliationUniversity of Chester; Melbourne University
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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.
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), 17-29