Physical activity across the life-course: Socio-cultural approaches

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The subjective, lived elements of old age in physical activity promotion are central in defining how older people ascribe meaning to experiences of being active. Many such meanings are developed throughout the life course. From a longitudinal perspective, although continuity theory can be helpful in understanding older people’s sense of self and personal change, its focus on the individual can underplay the substantive influence of socio-cultural factors on the way age and ageing are understood. Using a figurational sociological framework, we illustrate how older peoples’ sense of self can be interdependent with how others define them, and how they define others. We offer recommendations about how this shift in perspective can empower older people to be active agents within figurations of physical activity promotion.
TitelThe Palgrave Handbook of Ageing and Physical Activity Promotion
RedaktørerSamuel R Nyman, A Barker, T Haines, Khim Horton, C Musselwhite, G Peeters, C R Victor, J K Wolff
Antal sider19
Udgivelses stedBasingstoke
ForlagPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Trykt)978-3-319-71290-1
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-3-319-71291-8
StatusUdgivet - 2018

Bibliografisk note

CURIS 2018 NEXS 194

ID: 181005954