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Ageing men: intersections of health, age and gender

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Název česky Stárnoucí muži: průsečík zdraví, věku a genderu


Rok publikování 2023
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Fakulta / Pracoviště MU

Fakulta sociálních studií

Popis Men are often not named as a gendered category in research on ageing. Intersections of power/dominance and (absence of) care for own health form the core analytical axis in the paper. Its goal is to help us understand categories of age and gender in men´s narratives on health (performance, able-bodied-ness, achievement vs. illness, powerlessness). Critical approach to the process of gendered ageing, situated in the context of a post-socialist country - Czech Republic, aims to fill in gaps in topical research and enrich current international knowledge. The paper addresses the process of ageing as a reflected gendered practice in the dynamics of relations in later lives. Inequalities, marginalisation as well as relations of power of men as they age gets scrutinised together with caring and being cared for. Several social environments have been explored in the fieldwork; the paper elaborates the intersection of health, age and gender in detail on narratives of three specific groups of participants: homeless men, men in health-care professions and “balancing” men (attenders of workshops designed for men to “look back” on their life-courses). The paper is based on a current sociological research project Institutions of Aging Men (fieldwork and analysis ongoing) using face-to-face in-depth interviews with men in selected social environments as primary analytical source of data. Ongoing qualitative data analysis is based on feminist and critical studies on men and masculinities approaches
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