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Andersson, J. (2019). Successful Dying? Older Adults Reflection on Finitude of Life and Strategies to Cope with Ageing. In: : . Paper presented at International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG-ER 2019), Gothenburg, Sweden, May 23-25, 2019.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Successful Dying? Older Adults Reflection on Finitude of Life and Strategies to Cope with Ageing
2019 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this study, I have followed a group of older adults (the oldest born 1925 and the youngest 1946) through a total of 6 focus group events to highlight how older people relate to their own aging in aspects of temporality and the finitude of life. In total, 5 women and 9 men attended the focus groups. Themes for the focus groups have been: “Popular and public beliefs about aging”, “Older, Senior, Old”, “Breakpoints in Life”, “My Aging”, “Recap”. Finitude proved to be something that all informants reflected on virtually daily and in several dimensions. The informants also expressed the feeling that there were aspects of, in particular, the bodily aging, which they felt were beyond their control. Here the statements follow the same reasoning as has been shown in previous studies on the aging body as divided into an interior body and an exterior body. The lack of control was combined with strategies to take control over their future ageing. Self-governing strategies such as exercising and being active physically as well as cognitive was used to increase the number of healthy years. Other ways of taking control were about future written instructions to healthcare professionals and related people about how to be cared for in the final stages of life and the drastic alternative of euthanasia. The chosen strategies, and the will to take control over ageing as well as dying made the boundaries of successful ageing expand to also include strategies for successful dying.

National Category
Other Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-41174 (URN)
Conference
International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG-ER 2019), Gothenburg, Sweden, May 23-25, 2019
Available from: 2019-12-09 Created: 2019-12-09 Last updated: 2019-12-11Bibliographically approved
Andersson, J. (2019). Åldrandets historia. Nio-fem : tidskrift om arbetsliv & profession (2), 20-25
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Åldrandets historia
2019 (Swedish)In: Nio-fem : tidskrift om arbetsliv & profession, ISSN 2001-9688, no 2, p. 20-25Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: TAM-Arkiv, 2019
National Category
Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-41192 (URN)
Available from: 2019-12-09 Created: 2019-12-09 Last updated: 2019-12-10Bibliographically approved
Andersson, J. (2018). En sannskyldig gudagåva. In: Mats Engström (Ed.), På liv & död: Kulturen 2019 (pp. 82-96). Lund: Kulturen
Open this publication in new window or tab >>En sannskyldig gudagåva
2018 (Swedish)In: På liv & död: Kulturen 2019 / [ed] Mats Engström, Lund: Kulturen , 2018, p. 82-96Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Kulturen, 2018
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-40589 (URN)9789187054136 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-09-16 Created: 2019-09-16 Last updated: 2019-11-26Bibliographically approved
Andersson, J., Ekstam, L. & Nilsson, G. (2018). Where seniors becomes like children again. Senior camps in Swedish media discourse. In: : . Paper presented at 24th Nordic Congress of Gerontology (24 NKG 2018), Oslo, Norway, May 2-4, 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Where seniors becomes like children again. Senior camps in Swedish media discourse
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-41175 (URN)
Conference
24th Nordic Congress of Gerontology (24 NKG 2018), Oslo, Norway, May 2-4, 2018
Available from: 2019-12-09 Created: 2019-12-09 Last updated: 2020-01-24
Andersson, J., Ekstam, L. & Nilsson, G. (2017). Äldrekollo - om vuxenhet och barnslighet och den villkorade friheten. In: Clary Krekula & Barbro Johansson (Ed.), Introduktion till kritiska åldersstudier: (pp. 211-224). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Äldrekollo - om vuxenhet och barnslighet och den villkorade friheten
2017 (Swedish)In: Introduktion till kritiska åldersstudier / [ed] Clary Krekula & Barbro Johansson, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2017, p. 211-224Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2017
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-40578 (URN)978-91-44-12094-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-09-16 Created: 2019-09-16 Last updated: 2019-09-19Bibliographically approved
Andersson, J. & Ekstam, L. (2016). Age Negotiation and Active Bodies at Senior Camps in Sweden. In: The Futures we want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a better World: 10-14 July 2016, Vienna, Austria, Book of Abstracts. Paper presented at 3rd ISA Forum of Sociology, Vienna, Austria, July 10-14, 2016.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Age Negotiation and Active Bodies at Senior Camps in Sweden
2016 (English)In: The Futures we want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a better World: 10-14 July 2016, Vienna, Austria, Book of Abstracts, 2016Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Since the beginning of 2000 senior camps have been established on several places in Sweden, with the purpose to decrease social exclusion and improve health amongst elderly people. These senior camps build on notions of what it means to age and to ”be old” in relation to activity, health, functional abilities and participation in society. In a cross-scientific and holistic study at CASE, Lund University these senior camps have been studied from three perspectives 1) History of ideas: What is the cultural meaning of senior camps?. 2) Ethnology: How is age made visible and important at senior camps? 3) Occupational Science: What are the individual social and health aspects of the senior camp? In this presentation we focus on findings from part study 2, that is, how age is performed and made meaningful at senior camps. The data consists of ethnographical field notes collected from two central senior camps. We are going to show examples of  how and when the participators use “age negotiation” and “perform age” in social relations at senior camps and discuss how this negotiation can be interpreted relative to societal norms about older people and health and what is considered “age appropriate”; but also how the seniors use age performance to object to images of older people or to claim their independence.  In the perfomance of age the body and functionality becomes central and bodies are compared, evaluated and discussed in relation to age and ageing.

National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-41177 (URN)
Conference
3rd ISA Forum of Sociology, Vienna, Austria, July 10-14, 2016
Available from: 2019-12-09 Created: 2019-12-09 Last updated: 2020-01-23
Nilsson, G. & Andersson, J. (2016). How Can We Understand Senior Camps in Relation to Social Policies and Images of Ageing?. In: The futures we want: Global sociology and the struggles for a better world. Paper presented at 3rd ISA Forum of Sociology, Vienna, Austria, July 10-14, 2016 (pp. 511-511).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How Can We Understand Senior Camps in Relation to Social Policies and Images of Ageing?
2016 (English)In: The futures we want: Global sociology and the struggles for a better world, 2016, p. 511-511Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Since the beginning of 2000 senior camps have been established on several places in Sweden,with the purpose to decrease social exclusion and improve health amongst old people. These senior camps build on notions of what it means to age and to ”be old” in relation to activity, health, functional abilities and participation in society. In addition, the camps are firmly grounded in cultural norms on how to “do camps”, and what is important values for well-being, often connected to nostalgia and national icons. In a cross-scientific and holistic study at CASE, Lund university these senior camps have been studied from three perspectives 1) History of ideas. What is the cultural meaning of senior camps? 2) Ethnology: how is age made visible and important at senior camps? 3) Occupational Science: What are the individual social and health aspects of the senior camp? In this presentation we focus on the results from part study 1, that is, the cultural and historical meaning of senior camps.The data consists of material from the camps and interviews with directors for the senior camps.  We will frame senior camps in a cultural context and discuss them in relation to discourses of active ageing and care. Furthermore, we will show examples of how the organisation of, and the rhetoric surrounding senior camps is similar to the child camp tradition in Sweden  where culture, the idea of nature, activity and governing becomes central issues. What structural and ideological values about age and “Swedishness” are made visible in these utterances? We will discuss this in relation to our findings. 

National Category
Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-41178 (URN)
Conference
3rd ISA Forum of Sociology, Vienna, Austria, July 10-14, 2016
Available from: 2019-12-09 Created: 2019-12-09 Last updated: 2020-01-24Bibliographically approved
Andersson, J., Nilsson, G. & Ekstam, L. (2016). How can we understand the phenomenon of senior camps and its activities?. In: 23 NGK 2016. 23rd Nordic Congress of Gerontology. Tampere, Finland: Abstracts. Paper presented at The 23rd Nordic Congress of Gerontology (23 NKG), Tampere, Finland, June 19-22, 2016. Tampere
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How can we understand the phenomenon of senior camps and its activities?
2016 (English)In: 23 NGK 2016. 23rd Nordic Congress of Gerontology. Tampere, Finland: Abstracts, Tampere, 2016Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Senior camps for as a summerstay or resort have been established on several places in Sweden. These camps build on notions of what it means to age and to ”be elderly” in relation to activity, health, functional abilities and participation in society. In a cross-scientific and holistic study at CASE, Lund university these senior camps have been studied from three perspectives 1) History of ideas. What is the cultural meaning of senior camps? 2) Ethnology: how is age made visible and important at senior camps? 3) Occupational Science: What are the individual social and health aspects of the senior camp? In this presentation we focus on the results from part study 1. The data consists of texts concerning senior camps as well as interviews with directors for the senior camps. The camps are pictured as places where “elderly people almost become children again”. Simultaneously these camps are inprinted with nostalgic ideas of “Swedishnes” and “The good Old Age”. What structural and ideological values are made visible in these utterances and activities? We will discuss the contextual and ideological conditions for senior camps in Sweden and their relations to the historical heritage to other forms of summer camps in Sweden. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Tampere: , 2016
National Category
Cultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-41181 (URN)
Conference
The 23rd Nordic Congress of Gerontology (23 NKG), Tampere, Finland, June 19-22, 2016
Available from: 2019-12-09 Created: 2019-12-09 Last updated: 2020-01-23Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, G., Ekstam, L. & Andersson, J. (2016). "Här händer nästan mirakel" Äldrekollot som fenomen, görandet av ålder under vistelsen och kollots implikationer för äldres hälsa och livskvalitet. Lund: Lund University Libraries, 2(3)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"Här händer nästan mirakel" Äldrekollot som fenomen, görandet av ålder under vistelsen och kollots implikationer för äldres hälsa och livskvalitet
2016 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Sommarkollon för äldre – äldrekollon – har i olika former etablerats runt om i Sverige, inte minst sedan början av 2000-talet. Några verksamheter har kommunalt stöd och andra drivs ideellt. De arrangeras vanligen i en naturskön miljö som ska möjliggöra utevistelser och da-garna växlar mellan planerade aktiviteter i grupp och fri tid. Det som förenar verksamheter-na är den positiva effekt äldrekollot beskrivs ha för deltagarnas hälsa, välbefinnande och livskvalitet. Kollovistelsen antas bryta en socialt exkluderande vardag och leda till nya vanor och vänskapsband som består. Sommarkollon är annars något som brukar förknippats med barn och barndom, där stadsbarn ges en möjlighet att få komma ut på landet och leka, bada och andas frisk luft. I denna rapport diskuteras hur de här associationerna inverkar på hur kollon för äldre arrangeras och upplevs?

Abstract [en]

Where "miracle" happens. Senior camps, doing age and implications for older people's health and quality of life: Summer camps for older people - senior camps - has in various forms been established around Sweden, not least since the early 2000s. They are usually arranged in a natural setting that will allow staying outdoors and the days alternate between planned group activities and free time. Recurrent is the positive effect senior camps are de-scribed to have on the participants' health, wellbeing and quality of life. The stay at a senior camp is said to break a socially exclusive everyday life and lead to new habits and long-term friendships. Summer camps are usually associated with children and childhood, where urban children are given an opportunity to get out of the country and play, swim and breathe fresh air. In this report it is discussed how these associations affect how senior camps are organized and experienced?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Lund University Libraries, 2016
Keywords
Ageing, summer camp, life quality, doing age, age norms, Äldre, kollo, livskvalitet, göra ålder, åldersnormer
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-40588 (URN)978-91-639-0940-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-09-16 Created: 2019-09-16 Last updated: 2019-10-01Bibliographically approved
Andersson, J. (2016). The meaning of care. The social construction of care for elderly people [Review]. Community, Work and Family, 19(1), 125-127
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The meaning of care. The social construction of care for elderly people
2016 (English)In: Community, Work and Family, ISSN 1366-8803, E-ISSN 1469-3615, Vol. 19, no 1, p. 125-127Article, book review (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon: Routledge, 2016
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-40587 (URN)10.1080/13668803.2016.1122710 (DOI)000373379300007 ()
Available from: 2019-09-16 Created: 2019-09-16 Last updated: 2019-09-20Bibliographically approved
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