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

      Powell, Jason; Biggs, Simon; University of Chester; Melbourne University (Emerald, 2004-06-15)
      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.
    • The Sociological Construction of Ageing: Lessons for Theorising

      Powell, Jason; Hendricks, Joe; University of Chester; Oregon State University (Edward Elgar, 2014-08-29)
      This paper looks at new innovative ways to theorise ageing.