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dc.contributor.authorWilinska, Monika-
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-05T23:40:11Z-
dc.date.issued2012-04-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/17396-
dc.description.abstractThe University of the Third Age (U3A) is an organization widely recognized for its achievements in the field of adult education. However, little research to date has addressed the position of the U3A in the context of the societal discourse on ageing. The aim of this study was to examine stories of ageing told by the U3A in Poland and to place these stories within the contemporary discourse of ageing. The study sought to reflect on the role of the U3A in providing an environment that encourages the growth of an ageing subject. The results of this study indicate that rather than resisting ageist discourses, the U3A simply rejects the idea of old age. The U3A characterizes its members as exceptional people who have nothing in common with old people outside of the U3A. Therefore, the U3A plays only a minor role in changing the social circumstances of old people in Poland.en_UK
dc.language.isoen-
dc.publisherSAGE-
dc.relationWilinska M (2012) Is There a Place for an Ageing Subject? Stories of Ageing at the University of the Third Age in Poland, Sociology, 46 (2), pp. 290-305.-
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dc.subjectageing subjecten_UK
dc.subjectdiscourse of ageingen_UK
dc.subjectnarrativesen_UK
dc.subjectU3Aen_UK
dc.titleIs There a Place for an Ageing Subject? Stories of Ageing at the University of the Third Age in Polanden_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargodate2999-12-31T00:00:00Z-
dc.rights.embargoreasonThe publisher does not allow this work to be made publicly available in this Repository therefore there is an embargo on the full text of the work.-
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0038038511419179-
dc.citation.jtitleSociology-
dc.citation.issn0038-0385-
dc.citation.volume46-
dc.citation.issue2-
dc.citation.spage290-
dc.citation.epage305-
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublished-
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereed-
dc.type.statusPublisher version (final published refereed version)-
dc.author.emailmonika.wilinska@stir.ac.uk-
dc.contributor.affiliationSociology/Social Pol&Criminology-
dc.rights.embargoterms2999-12-31-
dc.rights.embargoliftdate2999-12-31-
dc.identifier.isi000302101700007-
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