The utility of positioning theory to the study of ageing: Examples from research with childless older people.

@article{Allen2013TheUO,
  title={The utility of positioning theory to the study of ageing: Examples from research with childless older people.},
  author={Ruth E S Allen and Janine L Wiles},
  journal={Journal of aging studies},
  year={2013},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={175-87}
}
Growing older is hard to make sense of. Opposing perspectives are presented on everything from individual to population ageing, and there is widespread ambivalence towards many aspects of ageing. Positioning theory is a research approach that can tolerate such ambiguity and provides a clear, useful framework to make sense of research data, while doing justice to its complexity. It is starting to be used in gerontology; the aim of this paper is to give gerontologists the tools and impetus to use… CONTINUE READING

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