Affective lives of rural ageing

Andrew Stewart Maclaren

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Affective and embodied knowledges have come to exert an influence on both rural studies and ageing studies. Drawing together these two contexts and considering the accelerated demographic ageing experienced in rural areas in contrast to urban areas, this paper aims to explore the affective and emotional lives of older people living in rural Scotland. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork, this paper explores two emergent themes: the more-than-human nature of rural spaces that older people experience and the socialities that rural spaces afford.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationXXVII European Society for Rural Sociology congress
Subtitle of host publicationUneven processes of Rural Change: On Diversity, Knowledge and Justice
Place of PublicationKrakow
PublisherJagiellonian University Press
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9788394777500
Publication statusPublished - 27 Sept 2017
EventThe XXVII European Society for Rural Sociology Congress - Krakow, Poland
Duration: 24 Jul 201727 Jul 2017


ConferenceThe XXVII European Society for Rural Sociology Congress


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