Bodies that are too busy - discourse of active ageing and the disciplination of women's bodies
HASMANOVÁ MARHÁNKOVÁ, J. Bodies that are too busy - discourse of active ageing and the disciplination of women's bodies. Utrecht, 2009.
|Anglický název:||Bodies that are too busy - discourse of active ageing and the disciplination of women's bodies|
|Autoři:||PhDr. Jaroslava Hasmanová Marhánková|
|Abstrakt EN:||This paper focuses on the intersection of age and gender in the specific discourse of active ageing that currently in the social policy and the gerontological discourse, represents the normative picture of "right" ageing. It is based on qualitative research study that took place in Czech Republic. In-depth interviews were carried with women aged sixty-five and older focusing on the ways women conceptualize their experience of aging through their bodies. Despite the fact that the discourse of active ageing is constructed as universal suitable model for all seniors, in the reality it is a model that appeal differently to women and men. This paper shows that the discourse of active ageing is a gendered discourse that disciplines particularly womens bodies. It points out to the parallel between the disciplination and control of womens bodies in the youth and productive age and the requirements that discourse of active ageing impose on ageing women.|