Managing Old Age: The Disciplinary Web of Power, Surveillance and Normalization

@article{Powell2000ManagingOA,
  title={Managing Old Age: The Disciplinary Web of Power, Surveillance and Normalization},
  author={Jason L. Powell and Simon Biggs},
  journal={Journal of Aging and Identity},
  year={2000},
  volume={5},
  pages={3-13}
}
Health and welfare have emerged as key vehicles used to legitimize and position the identities that older people adopt in contemporary western societies. Both health and welfare contain specific yet continually changing technologies that function to mediate relations between older people and the state. Medico-technical and care management discourses have been presented as adding choice and reducing limitations associated with adult aging. However, they also represent an increase in professional… CONTINUE READING