Globalisation and Ageing Seminar

Wed 13th Dec 2017

Seminar by Dr Martin Hyde, Associate Professor in Gerontology, Centre for Innovative Ageing, Swansea University. His book, Ageing and Globalisation, is published by Policy Press https://policypress.co.uk/ageing-and-globalisation

Tea, coffee and mince pies from 12.00, talk starts at 12.30.

About the event

For the first time in history, most people throughout the world can expect to live into their 60s and beyond. However, not only are people living longer but the world in which they are doing so has changed. It has become increasingly common to note that we ‘age in place’ (in the homes and places we live in and wish to continue to do so) and that place has an important impact on our experiences of later life. However, the places in which we age are being transformed. We have moved away from a world in which nation-states are seen as the places where we live and conduct our everyday lives in an increasingly globalized. These transformations represent not only a radical re-thinking of the spaces, places and ways of living for older people but also pose a challenge to the assumption in a lot of research on ageing that the nation-state is the natural framework for understanding ageing. The fluidity of movements along these new economic, cultural and political landscapes have not simply undermined the institutional arrangements of the nation-state but have fundamentally changed many of our traditional ways of thinking. Drawing on evidence from a wide range of countries we aim to show that our views of ageing needs to develop new models that allow for the complex interplay of different places and spaces. Our analyses demonstrate the importance of the changing nature of place and space to understand later life and raise the question of what it means to age in a global era.


If you are interested in attending  please email cadr@swansea.ac.uk or call  01792 295099.


WE REGRET THAT ONLY DISABLED VISITORS ARE ALLOWED TO PARK ON THE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS and there is only limited parking close to the University. There is usually space available for visitors in the Recreation Ground Car Park on Mumbles Road which is directly adjacent to the Swansea University campus (see below for directions). The parking fee is approximately £3.50 for the day. The postcode is SA2 8PP and here are some more detailed directions http://www.swansea.ac.uk/the-university/location/directions/

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