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Sandberg, L. J. & King, A. (2019). Queering gerontology. In: Danan Gu & Matthew E. Dupre (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging: . Cham: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Queering gerontology
2019 (English)In: Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging / [ed] Danan Gu & Matthew E. Dupre, Cham: Springer, 2019Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2019
Keywords
Queer ageing studies; Queer gerontology; Queering ageing and later life
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-38905 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-69892-2_273-1 (DOI)978-3-319-69892-2 (ISBN)
Note

Print version 2020

Available from: 2019-09-05 Created: 2019-09-05 Last updated: 2019-09-05Bibliographically approved
Sandberg, L. (2018). Closer to touch: sexuality, embodiment and masculinity in older men’s lives. In: Stephen Katz (Ed.), Ageing in everyday life: materialities and embodiments (pp. 129-144). Bristol: Policy Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Closer to touch: sexuality, embodiment and masculinity in older men’s lives
2018 (English)In: Ageing in everyday life: materialities and embodiments / [ed] Stephen Katz, Bristol: Policy Press, 2018, p. 129-144Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bristol: Policy Press, 2018
Keywords
sexuality, embodiment, gender, masculinity, intimacy, touch
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology) Social Psychology Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-37277 (URN)9781447335917 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-01-14 Created: 2019-01-14 Last updated: 2019-01-15Bibliographically approved
Sandberg, L. (2018). Dementia and the gender trouble?: Theorising dementia, gendered subjectivity and embodiment. Journal of Aging Studies, 45, 25-31
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dementia and the gender trouble?: Theorising dementia, gendered subjectivity and embodiment
2018 (English)In: Journal of Aging Studies, ISSN 0890-4065, E-ISSN 1879-193X, Vol. 45, p. 25-31Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Despite person-centred approaches increasingly focusing on looking at the person in dementia instead of the pathology, the role of gender in dementia has been little explored. This article discusses how pervasive discourses on a loss of self and dementia as abject are interwoven with a de-gendering of persons with dementia. The cultural anxiety that dementia evokes in terms of loss of bodily and cognitive control could also be linked to a failure to normatively and intelligibly express gender when living with dementia. As a way to sustain personhood for people with dementia and challenge discourses on people with dementia as ‘non-people’, person-centred approaches have emphasised the collaborative work of carers, relatives and persons with dementia. Often implicitly, this also involves a ‘re-gendering’ of persons with dementia where gendered biographies and pasts are upheld and gendered embodied selfhood is maintained through, for example, dress, hair and other aspects of appearance. This re-gendering could be of great significance for people with dementia to become intelligible as persons. Still, dementia studies must further consider non-normative expressions of gender and involve feminist theorising on gender as a power asymmetry since some embodiments and selves are more likely to be sustained in dementia than others.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
Keywords
Gender, Sexuality, Dementia, Embodiment, Personhood, Alzheimer's disease
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34314 (URN)10.1016/j.jaging.2018.01.004 (DOI)000433648900005 ()29735206 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85040634270 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2013-0275
Available from: 2018-01-22 Created: 2018-01-22 Last updated: 2019-08-27Bibliographically approved
Kristiansen, H. W. & Sandberg, L. J. (2017). Older men's experiences of sexuality and their relevance for sexual rights. In: Catherine Barrett, Sharron Hinchliff (Ed.), Addressing the Sexual Rights of Older People: Theory, Policy and Practice (pp. 42-55). Abingdon: Taylor & Francis
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Older men's experiences of sexuality and their relevance for sexual rights
2017 (English)In: Addressing the Sexual Rights of Older People: Theory, Policy and Practice / [ed] Catherine Barrett, Sharron Hinchliff, Abingdon: Taylor & Francis, 2017, p. 42-55Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon: Taylor & Francis, 2017
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36161 (URN)10.4324/9781315641751-4 (DOI)2-s2.0-85049947968 (Scopus ID)9781317280965 (ISBN)9781138189171 (ISBN)9781315641751 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-08-29 Created: 2018-08-29 Last updated: 2019-08-27Bibliographically approved
Sandberg, L. & Marshall, B. L. (2017). Queering Aging Futures. Societies, 7(21), 1-11
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Queering Aging Futures
2017 (English)In: Societies, E-ISSN 2075-4698, Vol. 7, no 21, p. 1-11Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper explores the potential for cultural gerontology to extend its ideas of diversity in aging experiences by opening space to rethink conceptions of successful aging futures. We propose a ‘queering’ of aging futures that disrupts the ways that expectations of a good later life and happy aging are seen to adhere to some bodies and subjectivities over others. Drawing on feminist, queer, and crip theories, we build on existing critiques of ‘successful aging’ to interrogate the assumptions of heteronormativity, able-bodiedness and able-mindedness that shape the dividing lines between success and failure in aging, and which inform attempts to ‘repair’ damaged futures. Conclusions suggest that recognizing diversity in successful aging futures is important in shaping responses to the challenges of aging societies, and presents an opportunity for critical cultural gerontology to join with its theoretical allies in imagining more inclusive alternatives.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2017
Keywords
queer theory; cultural gerontology; gender; sexuality; aging; future; later life
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33805 (URN)10.3390/soc7030021 (DOI)000411995500005 ()
Available from: 2017-12-06 Created: 2017-12-06 Last updated: 2019-08-27Bibliographically approved
Projects
Alzheimer´s Disease, Intimacy and Sexuality: a study of Dementia and the Intimate relationship [2013-00275_Forte]; Södertörn University; Publications
Sandberg, L. (2018). Dementia and the gender trouble?: Theorising dementia, gendered subjectivity and embodiment. Journal of Aging Studies, 45, 25-31
MASCAGE Gendering Age: Representations of Masculinities and Ageing in Contemporary European Literatures and Cinemas [2018-00930_VR]; Södertörn University
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