Crossing borders: lifecourse, rural ageing and disability

Tamara Daly and Gordon Grant

in Rural ageing

Published by Policy Press

Published in print May 2008 | ISBN: 9781861349019
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303299 | DOI:
Crossing borders: lifecourse, rural ageing and disability

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This chapter talks about the lifecourse perspectives that contribute to an understanding of ageing and disability in rural places. It sheds some light on key assumptions about ageing, disability and rural places, and starts with a brief outline of the progress of literature from a lifecycle to a lifecourse framework. It identifies lifecourse theoretical advances that are related to disability and ageing in rural places. The chapter also addresses the way questions on ageing and disability in rural places can challenge present lifecourse analytic boundaries. It ends with a deconstruction of the notions of time, agency and location in time and space, as they relate to rural ageing and disability.

Keywords: lifecourse; perspectives; key assumptions; lifecycle framework; lifecourse framework; theoretical advances; analytic boundaries

Chapter.  4200 words. 

Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing

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